Washington will be the fifth state to ban assault riles for buyers under 21 after gun violence killed 14,577 people in 2018

Elaine Thompson/AP Washington state has now banned anyone under 21 from buying a semi-automatic assault rifle, effective Wednesday. The new measures come as 14,577 were killed from gun-related violence in the US in 2018, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive. A spokesperson at the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility called the new law […]

Washington is ‘working on’ Gulen extradition to Ankara, Turkish FM says

The US is considering fulfilling Ankara’s long standing request to extradite Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, the Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. Turkey accuses Gulen of masterminding the 2016 coup attempt. According to Mevlut Cavusoglu, US President Donald Trump told Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Washington was “working on extraditing Gulen and other people.” He […]

All 50 states and Washington DC, ranked from least to most average

Jason Smith/Getty Images The US is a huge, diverse country, and the characteristics of its states vary widely. We calculated how from average each state landed on 38 demographic, social, and economic indicators including marriage, education, and income. Business Insider has also ranked states by the most dangerous place to work, pinpointed the most expensive […]

A petition to change the street name where the Saudi Embassy in Washington is located to ‘Jamal Khashoggi Way’ already has a heap of signatures

Reuters A petition to rename the street in front of the Saudi Embassy in Washington, DC, to “Jamal Khashoggi Way” is quickly drawing support. Jamal Khashoggi is the Saudi columnist who was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, October 2. The authors of the petition say they want to send a message that […]

Saudi envoy leaves US, Washington expects ‘report’ on Khashoggi on his return

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US has unexpectedly left for Riyadh, with the State Department saying they did not request it but “expect” the envoy to return with information about the missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “That was not our direction,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters on Thursday, adding, “we expect some information when […]

‘They’ve got some explaining to do’: The case of a missing Washington Post columnist raises more questions after reports suggests he was murdered by Saudi agents

Chris McGrath/Getty Images The case surrounding Jamal Khashoggi, the missing Washington Post columnist who disappeared after entering a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, raised more concerns after mounting evidence suggested he was murdered. Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist, published write-ups that were critical of the Saudi government. He had been living in the US state of Virginia. […]

‘They’ve got some explaining to do’: The case of a missing Washington Post columnist raises more questions after reports suggests he was murdered by Saudi agents

Chris McGrath/Getty Images The case surrounding Jamal Khashoggi, the missing Washington Post columnist who disappeared after entering a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, raised more concerns after mounting evidence suggested he was murdered. Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist, published write-ups that were critical of the Saudi government. He had been living in the US state of Virginia. […]

Washington hails productive Kim-Pompeo talks, mulls new Trump-Kim summit

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has held “productive discussions” with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, the State Department said in a statement following the two-hour meeting. The sides particularly “discussed the upcoming second summit between President [Donald] Trump and Chairman Kim [Jong-un] and refined options for the location and date of that next […]

Obstruction of justice? 300 anti-Kavanaugh protesters arrested in Washington (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Hundreds of protesters, including prominent #MeToo celebrity figures Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski, have been arrested in Washington DC during another protest against Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. READ MORE: Grassroots outrage? Soros-funded activists behind anti-Kavanaugh campaign Thousands of women took to the streets of the US capital in a last-ditch effort […]

The FBI Plot to Bring Down the Gay Man Behind the March on Washington

Welcome to The Thread, OZY’s hit weekly podcast. In Season 3, The Thread charts how a revolutionary idea — nonviolent resistance — changed the course of history. Subscribe now to follow The Thread on Apple or on OZY.com. Martin Luther King Jr. may have supplied the spirit of the March on Washington for Jobs and […]