America’s weak gun laws enable shootings by terrorists and extremists

On Friday, a Saudi aviation student killed three people at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. The FBI said it will conduct its investigation “with the presumption that this was an act of terrorism.”

Then, on Tuesday, gunmen with apparent links to the Black Hebrew Israelite movement, which has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, killed four others at a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, New Jersey.

The investigations into both shootings are still in the very early stages, but both appear to be forms of terrorism or hate crimes. Officials in Jersey …

Pentagon halts operational training for Saudi military students after Pensacola shooting

A deadly shooting last week at a naval base in Florida led the Pentagon to halt all outside training for Saudi military students in the United States — a move that could put new strain on the close US-Saudi relationship pursued by President Donald Trump.

A 21-year-old member of the Saudi Royal Air Force who was training at Naval Air Station Pensacola killed three young sailors and wounded another eight people in a shooting last Friday. FBI investigators have said he acted alone. And though they are treating this as a terrorism investigation, they haven’t yet identified a motive for …

How Mike Bloomberg made his billions: a computer system you’ve probably never seen

Michael Bloomberg is very rich. And not just billionaire rich — he’s one of the richest people in the world, clocking in at more than $50 billion. How he got there: a computer system most people have never heard of, let alone seen.

Bloomberg is the founder of Bloomberg LP, a private, multibillion-dollar firm he launched in 1981. Today, the company does a lot of things — it deals in data, in technology, and in media — but it came to prominence because of the Bloomberg Terminal, a computer software system for the financial industry that basically puts all …

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Articles of impeachment on paper

  • House Democrats have drawn up two articles of impeachment against President Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. [NPR / Philip Ewing and Amita Kelly]
  • Read the full articles of impeachment here. [Vox / Andrew Prokop]
  • The articles lay out Trump’s attempt to use security assistance for Ukraine as leverage to get the