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Monday August 19th, 2019 morning edition

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(CNN) Authorities this weekend announced they had foiled three potential mass shootings after arresting three men in different states who expressed interest in or threatened to carry them out.

All three cases were brought to authorities' attention thanks to tips from the public.

He faces four charges of illegal possession of large capacity magazines, and is being held on a $250,000 bond.

According to the statement, authorities received a tip that Wagshol was trying to buy large capacity rifle magazines from out of state.

Some of the weapons were registered to Wagshol's father, but he had access to them, authorities said.

Wix had initially told investigators he did not own any firearms but that he was fascinated with mass shootings, the sheriff's office said.

James Patrick Reardon was arrested for threatening a Jewish community center in Ohio, authorities say. »

Apex Legends developers spark outrage after calling gamers “dicks”, “ass-hats”and “freeloaders”

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Apex Legends developers spark outrage after calling gamers “dicks”, “ass-hats”and “freeloaders” Benjamin Wareing Follow Aug 18 · 4 min read.

Users of the Apex Legends subreddit were left shocked and outraged last night as two Respawn developers called gamers “dicks”, suggested they were “ass-hats” and described them as “freeloaders” in unfiltered public comments.

When one user tried to clarify DK05’s statement calling gamers “dicks”, the developer wrote: “I think technically I was calling gamers dicks? »

Having kids makes you happier, but only when they move out

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When it comes to who is happier, people with kids or those without, most research points to the latter.

But a new study suggests that parents are happier than non-parents later in life, when their children move out and become sources of social enjoyment rather than stress.

Most surveys of parental happiness have focused on those whose children still live at home. »

Governments around the world are considering taxing red meat like tobacco in an effort to curb climate change

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Like sugar, red meat has been linked to an increased risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Fitch Solutions claims if taxes were as successful at constraining the global appetite for meat, the reduction in carbon emissions could be enormous.

"Introducing a tax on meat would likely accelerate this trend, encouraging consumers to moderate consumption of red meat by switching to poultry or plant-based proteins.". »

2nd Amendment doesn’t mean California must allow semiautomatic rifles, judge rules

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Semiautomatic rifles are “incredibly effective killing machines” that are not commonly used or necessary for self-defense, said U.S. District Judge Josephine Staton of Santa Ana.

She rejected a challenge to the law by the California Rifle & Pistol Association, an arm of the National Rifle Association.

Instead, he argued that the Second Amendment should be interpreted to allow possession of semiautomatic weapons and prohibit mandatory gun-registration laws. »