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  • Green shoots: Indian state introduces guns-for-trees scheme

    Punjab residents must plant 10 trees to get a firearms licence – and send photos to prove it Residents in a district of the Indian state of Punjab who want to buy a gun face an unlikely new hurdle: to secure a firearm licence, they must plant at least 10 trees. Applicants in Ferozepur district are required to send photos of themselves with their saplings to officials, as well as follow-up pictures a month later to prove they are caring for their trees. Continue reading

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  • Rep. Anthony Brown on impeachment: 'We have a president who is a racist, misogynist and xenophobic'

    Rep. Anthony Brown, a top member of the Armed Services Committee, says that in Mueller report "at least ten lines of obstruction were laid out and the Judiciary Committee has been and should continue to pursue those." Rep. Brown also discusses the future of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and peace talks with Taliban.
  • Bronx Rep. Eliot Engel splits with Nancy Pelosi in call for impeachment

    Rep. Eliot Engel warned Speaker Nancy Pelosi that he was planning to break ranks with her on impeaching President Trump — and she okay with that, the Bronx Democrat said on Tuesday. Engel, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, joined a growing tide of Democrats calling for a formal