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Support for gun control just hit its lowest point in almost a decade

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In the wake of the 2018 mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, a new generation of teen activists emerged who insisted that the old boom/bust cycle of gun control politics in this country was no more. Gone would...

US citizenship naturalizations are highest in more than a decade

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The number of people who became naturalized US citizens in fiscal year 2021 was the highest in more than a decade, according to new data, surpassing the Trump administration-era high and rebounding after the pandemi...

NASA study: Climate change impact on world’s crops expected within next decade

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A new study from the agency published in the journal Nature Food said that under a high greenhouse gas emissions scenario, maize crop yields are projected to decline by 24% and wheat could potentially see a growth of...

The Halloween candy that debuted the decade you were born

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In fact, when American children first started trick-or-treating in the 1930s and 1940s, kids received "everything from homemade cookies and pieces of cake to fruit, nuts, coins and toys," according to History.com. SE...

Number of women serving life sentences without parole has surged over the past decade, report shows

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The number of women inmates serving life without the possibility of parole has risen 43% since 2008, adding to an already aging prison population nationwide, according to a new report from the Sentencing Project, an...

Greg Gutfeld: Award show implosion is one of the great things of the past decade

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You remember the dress worn by a-list socialist AOC at the ghoulish Met Gala – where the masters sauntered around maskless, while the servants impersonated the gimp from Pulp Fiction. There hasn’t been a more stark c...

Afghanistan explosions: Most US troops killed in over a decade

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At least 11 Marines and one Navy corpsman died in the attacks, which also wounded at least a dozen other service members, according to U.S. officials. ISIS-K is believed to be behind the twin bombings near the Harmid...

Cannabis-induced psychosis: Amid push for legalization, sister says brother ‘was lost to us for a decade’

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"When our lawmakers talk about legalizing marijuana, they talk about it like it's chamomile tea and that it has no side effects and there's no downside to using and it," Heidi Swan, a board member for Parents Opposed...

Anders Breivik killed 77 people in Norway. A decade on, ‘the hatred is still out there’ but his influence is seen as low

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Ten years ago, Norwegian far-right extremist Anders Behring Brevik killed 77 people, many of them teenagers, in a bomb attack and gun rampage. The July 22 attacks left Norway, a small, close-knit Nordic country, stu...

National Junk Food Day: See which snack came out the decade you were born

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According to WebMD, "junk food" is usually high in calories, but low in nutritional value -- and when you eat junk food, you’re likely to feel less full than you would if you ate more nutritious food.  Though it’s no...

US-Mexico border arrests in June are the highest in at least a decade

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US border authorities in June arrested or turned away the highest monthly number of migrants at the US-Mexico border in at least a decade, according to a Department of Homeland Security official familiar with the fi...

China’s cyber power ‘exaggerated,’ at least decade behind US, new study says

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The Financial Times, citing the study, reported that IISS estimated that China is—at the minimum—10- years from competing with the U.S., largely due to lingering security issues. The report said Beijing has demonstra...

New stamps celebrate a decade of watching the sun from space

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The US Postal Service has issued a set of stamps to celebrate a decade of watching the sun from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, according to NASA. The Sun Science stamps draw attention to the different views of t...

Decade of defeats: The Republican failure to take down ObamaCare

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Despite having a GOP-controlled House and Senate during the first two years of Donald Trump’s presidency, along with overwhelming Republican support to repeal the federal statute, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has re...

A decade later, Tim Hetherington’s work lives on

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Peter Bergen is CNN's national security analyst, a vice president at New America and a professor of practice at Arizona State University. He has reported from Afghanistan since 1993. The views expressed in this comme...

Australia marks quietest fire season in a decade

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Australia's most populous state has closed out its quietest fire season in a decade, its fire service said, as the coolest and wettest summer in years offered a reprieve from the uncontrolled blazes that torched larg...

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