The NRA is right. Many mass shooters have mental problems such as those that apparently drove Aaron Alexis to start shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. But the US cannot lock up every person who struggles with such problems. It is more useful to license gun holders.
As part of the president’s anti-corruption drive, Xi Jinping is banning the construction of opulent state buildings.
When the People's Daily, the Chinese Communist Party's official newspaper, took as straight news The Onion's declaration that stout North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un was 2012's "Sexiest Man Alive," it became the biggest foreign media outlet to be fooled by the satirical American newspaper. But it is not the first. Here are several other foreign news sites that took Onion fiction as newsworthy fact.
Plug-in cars are now DC approved – President Obama recently signed a bill allowing the installation of electric car-charging stations in US Capitol parking garages. Will this prompt more lawmakers to go electric?