Gun Control News: What Are Smart Guns?

Apr 29, 2016, 5:22 pm EDT

The future of gun control in the U.S. may be affected by smart guns. Source: Flickr

We live in a country that’s divided between those who quote the Constitution in regard to our right to bear arms, and those who point to the statistics of gun-related deaths. Could smart guns prove to be the solution to these problems?

The term refers to weaponry that’s childproof, lowering the amount of gun-related deaths and other injuries caused by accidents. The move is being supported by the White House itself. Read 

Google to Live Stream the Republican National Convention

Apr 29, 2016, 5:00 pm EDT

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG,NASDAQ:GOOGL) will live-stream the Republican National Convention this summer.

The tech giant announced that it will cover the event, which will take place in Ohio, Cleveland this July. The company will also offer live data and virtual reality tools in real-time during the event.

The Republican National Convention will be streamed by the company in a strictly neutral manner, with no comment regarding all the controversy that Donald Trump has stirred this year. Read 

Harriet Tubman to Replace Andrew Jackson on $20 Bill

Apr 20, 2016, 2:41 pm EDT

Harriet Tubman will soon be the new face of the $20 bill.

The African-American legend who saved hundreds of slaves from oppression and towards freedom will be replacing Andrew Jackson on the monetary note.

New currency designs will feature female pioneers in the U.S., including civil rights leaders. Perhaps Rosa Parks is the next $50 bill? Read 

Ben & Jerry’s Co-Founders Arrested in DC Protest

Apr 19, 2016, 12:46 pm EDT

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the co-founders of Unilever plc (ADR)’s (UL) Ben & Jerry’s, were arrested on Monday.

The Ben & Jerry’s co-founders were arrested while taking part in the Democracy Awakening happening at the U.S. Capitol. They were charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding and were released on location.

The protests in D.C. have been going on since April 11 and police have arrested 1,200 people connected to it during that time. The Ben & Jerry’s co-founders were arrested as part of a group of 300 people taking part in the protests, reports USA Today. Read 

UnitedHealth Group Inc to Leave Obamacare Exchanges in Michigan

Apr 18, 2016, 1:05 pm EDT

UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) has announced that it will be leaving Obamacare exchanges in Michigan.

UnitedHealth will stop offering plans on Obamacare exchanges in the state next year. The company said that it’s reevaluating its offerings on the market due to an expected $500 million in losses connected to the plans.

UnitedHealth has already announced plans to leave Obamacare exchanges in Arkansas and Georgia, and analysts are expecting it to stop selling Obamacare plans in all of the 34 states it offers them in. Other insurers are also expected to abandon Obamacare exchanges due to losses, reports The Wall Street Journal. Read 

Microsoft Sues US Government Over Secret Demands

Apr 14, 2016, 3:40 pm EDT

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is suing the U.S. government. Source: Brad Moon

The lawsuit was filed against the Justice Department over the government snooping on the emails of citizens without their knowledge or consents.

Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith wrote in a blog post that consumers and businesses should know when the government accesses their emails or records. Read 

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