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Midday open thread: White House visitor logs freed; Americans own 42% of world's civilian-owned guns

Midday open thread: White House visitor logs freed; Americans own 42% of world's civilian-owned guns

Politics
Today’s comic by Ruben Bolling is Trump's 'Immigrant Crime Stories Round Up' warns of dangerous new gang:  • Survey shows rising public support for dumping coal: The survey conducted by the National Surveys on Energy and Environment shows a big move from just last year. In 2016, 50 percent of Americans opposed phasing out coal. Asked again in the Fall 2017 about a coal plant phase-out, the percentage in support rose to 48 percent while those in opposition had shrunk to 34 percent. The percentage of Americans who say they strongly support a coal phase-out increased 11 percentage points from 18 percent in 2016 to 29 percent in 2017; the number who strongly oppose the policy fell 11 points, from 31 percent in 2016 to 20 percent in 2017. In contrast to 2016 when there wasn’t majority su
Where Americans see a deadly tragedy, Trump sees an opportunity to score political points

Where Americans see a deadly tragedy, Trump sees an opportunity to score political points

Politics
Since Donald Trump took office in January of 2017, it has been a year of disasters. Three massive hurricanes ravaged the Gulf Coast and the Caribbean. Mass shootings at a concert in Las Vegas and a church in Texas were among the deadliest in modern American history. Terrorist attacks around the world killed thousands. School shootings, naval ship crashes, white nationalist violence, wildfires, police killed in the line of duty, and innocent and unarmed people killed by police all cost lives here and abroad in the first year of the presidency. So how did a new president respond?  With Twitter, Trump’s chosen outlet for his response to the events each day. His Twitter timeline tells the story of the first 12-plus months of the Donald Trump era. As these calamities unfolded — some acts
Nagasu, Rippon make history, help lead Americans to figure skating bronze

Nagasu, Rippon make history, help lead Americans to figure skating bronze

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Mirai Nagasu and Adam Rippon shared tears of sorrow when they were left off the Olympic team four years ago, each of them passed over in decisions that could have gone either way. They shed tears of joy together Monday. The veteran figure skaters put together flawless back-to-back performances, Nagasu becoming the first American woman to land a triple axel in the Olympics, Rippon nailing both of his triple axels. They helped earn the United States the bronze medal in the team competition. Canada won the gold medal, with the Russians taking the silver. “For both of us to be on this team, and to be on the same floor in the village, it’s all super exciting,” Nagasu said. “He won’t stop talking about how exciting this all is, and I go: ‘Adam! Adam! You know we sti