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Special Report: Why Obama and other gun control advocates own stock in firearms makers

WASHINGTON Barack Obama might seem an unlikely investor in the firearms industry. But the U.S. president, a fierce advocate for gun regulation, has money in a pension fund that holds stock in gun and ammunition companies. | Video

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Twitter suspends over 125,000 accounts for 'promoting terrorist acts'

WASHINGTON Twitter Inc has shut down more than 125,000 terrorism-related accounts since the middle of 2015, the company said in a blog post on Friday, most of them linked to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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Struggling Republican Bush brings out the big gun: his mom

MANCHESTER, N.H./WASHINGTON Jeb Bush brought out his famous family four days before the crucial U.S. presidential primary in New Hampshire, tapping his mother on Friday to scold Republican front-runner Donald Trump over his use of profanity and treatment of women.

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WikiLeaks' Assange calls on Sweden, Britain to allow him freedom after U.N. panel report

LONDON WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called on Britain and Sweden on Friday to let him freely leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London after a U.N. panel ruled he had been arbitrarily detained and should be awarded compensation. | Video

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Sanders supporters banned from Tinder after campaigning on dating app

Stumping for U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Tinder is getting some women banned from the online dating app after sending campaign messages to prospective matches.

Obama to seek new tax on oil in budget proposal

WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama will launch a long-shot bid next week to impose a $10-a-barrel tax on crude oil that would fund the overhaul of the nation's aging transportation infrastructure, the White House said on Thursday.

04 Feb 2016