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Weekly Review — May 22, 2018, 11:59 am

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A teenager kills ten people at a school in Texas, 31 Chilean bishops offer to resign, and the CDC warns against drinking the water in hotel pools

Weekly Review — April 12, 2017, 12:24 pm

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Trump launches a missile strike in Syria, Russia declares Jehovah’s Witnesses an extremest organization, and human flesh is found not to be very nutritious

Weekly Review — February 15, 2017, 2:57 pm

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National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigns, U.S. congressman Dana Rohrabacher announces that Macedonia is not a country, and White House press briefings draw more viewers than The Bold and the Beautiful

Weekly Review — October 11, 2016, 6:02 pm

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Hurricane Matthew kills more than 1,000 people in Haiti, Donald Trump attempts to apologize for bragging that he grabs women by their genitals, and scientists conclude humans will never live past 125.

Weekly Review — August 25, 2016, 4:38 pm

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The Olympic Games end, 500 civilians are killed in Syria, and a study finds that humans are concerned about hurting robots’ feelings

Weekly Review — July 7, 2016, 8:00 am

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The Islamic State kills more than 200 people in Baghdad, NASA’s Juno spacecraft enters Jupiter’s orbit, and an English stallion gets hair extensions

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"Gun owners have long been the hypochondriacs of American politics. Over the past twenty years, the gun-rights movement has won just about every battle it has fought; states have passed at least a hundred laws loosening gun restrictions since President Obama took office. Yet the National Rifle Association has continued to insist that government confiscation of privately owned firearms is nigh. The NRA’s alarmism helped maintain an active membership, but the strategy was risky: sooner or later, gun guys might have realized that they’d been had. Then came the shootings at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, and at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, followed swiftly by the nightmare the NRA had been promising for decades: a dedicated push at every level of government for new gun laws. The gun-rights movement was now that most insufferable of species: a hypochondriac taken suddenly, seriously ill."

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