{FD} Texas church shooting not the first time a good guy with gun takes down mass shooter

In the aftermath of the shooting, Willeford has quickly become an example for pro-gun advocates to point to when defending their argument that the best defense against mass shooting is a better-armed and better-trained civilian populace that is ready to defend itself, anytime and anywhere.

{FD} Donna Brazile allegations highlight mounting schism within DNC

The allegations by Donna Brazile not only asserted that the Democratic National Committee helped rig last year’s presidential primary in favor of Clinton over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, but raised a number of troubling questions as the party attempts to regroup ahead of next year’s midterm elections.

{FD} ‘Stunned and upset’: New pressure on NPR bosses over handling of sex harassment allegations against top editor

A petition in the newsroom emerged a day after both the Washington Post and NPR reported that NPR’s vice president of news and editorial director Michael Oreskes, 63, had been accused of numerous incidents of sexual harassment and misconduct that stretches back decades.

{FD} Stopping terrorists, Israel & Europe take steps to prevent lone wolf attacks

Experts and analysts agree that it is all but impossible to prevent a lone wolf-style terror attack like the one carried out in Lower Manhattan, but there are ways to mitigate the damage caused and possibly deter terrorists from attacking in the first place.

{FD} Russian trolls and bots disrupting US democracy via Facebook and Twitter

With top executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google testifying on Tuesday before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Russia’s attempts to influence U.S. elections and sow discord across the country via social media, many questions remain about how these Russian trolls operate, the veracity of the so-called news they are spreading and what tech giants in Silicon Valley are doing to combat this scourge.

{FD} Russian trolls and bots disrupting U.S. democracy via Facebook and Twitter

With top executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google testifying on Tuesday before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Russia’s attempts to influence U.S. elections and sow discord across the country via social media, many questions remain about how these Russian trolls operate, the veracity of the so-called news they are spreading and what tech giants in Silicon Valley are doing to combat this scourge.

{FD} Confederate statues find new homes in cemeteries, historical parks and warehouses

Some are collecting dust in warehouses while officials search for a new home for them. Some are being handed over to the same associations that commissioned them over a hundred years ago or plopped down in cemeteries that are the final resting places for Confederate dead. And one massive monument has found a new home along the banks of the Ohio River in a Kentucky historical park.

{FD} Dating site for Muslim polygamists draws heat for exploiting women

Founded by 34-year-old British-born entrepreneur Azad Chaiwala, SecondWife.com functions like any other dating service – with users filling out a questionnaire about their interests and posting photos of themselves in the hopes of finding a match – except the site is meant for married Muslim men looking to start a polygamous marriage.

{FD} Conservative students at UC Berkeley face everything from insults to threats of violence

While UC-Berkeley does not keep statistics on its students’ political leanings, the school has long been known as one of the country’s centers for liberal and progressive thought and now – following a slew of high profile, violent protests against controversial conservative speakers on campus – Chow and other likeminded students say that life has become more difficult for anyone whose politics lean toward the right.

{FD} Conservatives students at UC Berkeley face everything from insults to threats of violence

While UC-Berkeley does not keep statistics on its students’ political leanings, the school has long been known as one of the country’s centers for liberal and progressive thought and now – following a slew of high profile, violent protests against controversial conservative speakers on campus – Chow and other likeminded students say that life has become more difficult for anyone whose politics lean toward the right.

{FD} Nobel Peace Prize: The odds that Trump, Kim Jung Un, Pope Francis will win coveted prize

From Pope Francis to North Korean despot Kim Jong Un and seemingly everyone in between, bookies have laid out their speculation on who the Norwegian Nobel Committee will choose to take home this year’s prestigious prize.