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Anti-Virus Tycoon John McAfee Accepts Bitcoin for Presidential Run

Anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee is now accepting bitcoin in his 2016 presidential campaign. The self-proclaimed “eccentric millionaire”, who founded McAfee in 1987, shared the link to a BitPay donation page with his 29,000 Twitter followers yesterday. McAfee, with his colourful history and upcoming court date for a DUI charge, …

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Why Obama is powerless to reform gun laws

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President Barack Obama stood in the White House briefing room and, once again, railed against those who object to increased firearm regulation. “Right now, I can imagine the press releases being cranked out,” he said. “We need more guns, they’ll argue. Fewer gun safety laws. Does anybody really believe that?” …

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Afghan conflict: US investigates Kunduz hospital bombing

MSF staff were in shock following the attack (MSF photo) MSF staff were in shock following the attack (MSF photo)/MSF

President Barack Obama says the US has launched a “full investigation” into air strikes that killed 19 people at an MSF-run Afghan hospital on Saturday. The US military says a strike targeting Taliban in the northern city of Kunduz may have caused “collateral damage”. Offering his “deepest condolences”, Mr Obama …

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The viral roots of Trump’s Syria refugee ‘solution’

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If Donald Trump becomes US president, he says he’s going to deport all refugees of the Syrian civil war who have been allowed on US soil. His justification for such a move has drawn criticism for being based on questionable evidence and sketchy numbers, however. During a campaign stop in …

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Pope Francis and the little black car

One of the big hits of the Pope’s visit to the US, for many Americans, was his little black car – a Fiat 500L. It’s a far cry from the huge Sports Utility Vehicles, pickups and muscle cars often associated with the country, but there are signs that some American …

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