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Rex Tillerson once said his staff would print out Trump’s tweets and hand them to him to read

Rex Tillerson once said he doesn't have Twitter, so his staff printed out President Donald Trump's tweets for him. He was fired via Trump tweet on Tuesday.

The Swiss own millions of guns, but have barely any gun deaths — here’s what they do differently from the US

The Swiss have been teaching their kids to shoot for centuries, but they don't give every citizen a gun. In fact, gun ownership is tightly regulated.
A crowd at the Women's March on Washington, DC on January 21, 2017.

Scientists have discovered the key psychological differences that can make you liberal or conservative

Scientists have studied the brains of conservatives and liberals and found startling differences in how they process information and see the world.
David Hogg, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, speaks at a rally calling for more gun control three days after the shooting at his school, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on February 17, 2018.

An NRA spokeswoman blamed an ‘insane monster’ for the mass shooting in Florida — here’s the truth about mental illness and gun...

People with mental health issues aren't more likely to cause violent, deadly crime. Instead, their disabilities put them at risk of becoming victims.
A teacher speaks to her students in a classroom on the first day of a new school term in Tripoli September 17, 2011 .

There’s no such thing as ‘auditory’ or ‘visual’ learners

Trump may prefer to hear new information, while Obama liked to read, but science shows catering to "learning style" preferences doesn't improve performance.
Then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses members of the National Rifle Association during their annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky on May 20, 2016.

5 charts that show how powerful the NRA is

The NRA represents less than a fifth of all American gun owners, yet it remains one of the most powerful gun rights lobbies in the US. These charts show how.
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Jimmy Kimmel gives emotional plea to Trump on gun control after Parkland school shooting: ‘You’ve literally done nothing’

Jimmy Kimmel gave an emotional plea to President Trump on gun control Thursday, over the school shooting that killed 17 people in Parkland, Florida.

Half of the deadliest shootings in the US have happened in the last two years — here’s the full list

On Valentine's Day, 17 people were gunned down at a high school in Parkland, Florida. It's a startling reminder that US mass shootings are getting deadlier.

How likely is gun violence to kill the average American? The odds may surprise you

Assault by firearm kills about 13,000 Americans each year — a death rate in the US that is 11 times as high as that caused by all forces of nature combined.

American drinking water could soon get a lot dirtier

The Trump administration wants to roll back federal checks and reviews of waterways. But experts say that might put the nation's drinking water at risk.