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U.S. Airport Gun Seizures Hit Record High

A record number of firearms were found in bags at Transportation Security Administration airport check points across the U.S., the agency announced this week. In 2017, 3,957 firearms were found, an average of 10.8 per day, which is a 16.7 percent increase over the 3,391 firearms found in 2016. But the increasing popularity of carrying concealed…

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Leaked photos suggest China may now have a hypersonic railgun

China’s top gun?@XINFENGCAO By Chris Baraniuk Photos published online yesterday suggest that China may be testing a ship-mounted electromagnetic railgun. If confirmed it would make China the first nation to develop such a superweapon, with potential implications for the power-struggle between China and the US in Asia. A railgun uses electromagnetic force to fire projectiles…

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Punxsutawney Phil sees 6 more weeks of winter

Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog foresees no early end to winter. Punxsutawney (puhnk-suh-TAW'-nee) Phil's handlers announced Friday the weather prognosticator saw his shadow. Legend has it if the furry rodent casts a shadow on Feb. 2, Groundhog Day, expect six more weeks of winter-like weather. Phil's prediction is decided ahead of time by the group on…

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Is the Patriots’ secret weapon their character coach?

CLOSE SportsPulse: Will Brady get his 6th ring? Can the Eagles get their first. From Minnesota, USA TODAY's Trysta Krick details the story lines that will define Super Bowl week. USA TODAY Sports Character coach and team development coach Jack Easterby arrives with the Patriots for Super Bowl LII . (Photo: Elsa, Getty Images) BLOOMINGTON,…

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