“If there is no research, it is harder to make suggestions for policy reform,” said Dr. Garen Wintemute, director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California, Davis. “And if you have a vested interest in stopping policy reform, what better way to do it than to choke off the research? It was brilliant and it worked.

Despite the 2014 Occupy protests, Hong Kong’s mix of feng shui and finance, trams and temples still makes it one of the most fascinating and safest cities in the world. During your stay you’ll probably eat some of the best food you’ve ever tasted, you’ll be dazzled by the stunning harbour and you’ll feel energised by a combination of the urban, the rural and the maritime. Hong Kong is where China and Britain have melded and created something unique.

Senseless violence like this is an all too everyday fact of life here in the District and in our nation’s other big cities. It is a fact of life that we must stop accepting.”As he did Saturday night in an address to the Congressional Black Caucus, Obama spoke in a tone of frustration about the political stalemate that derailed his push for gun control legislation after the Sandy Hook massacre. In the spring, lawmakers who had long pushed for expanding background checks on gun buyers and reinstating the ban on assault weapons thought that the time for action was ripe after 20 children and six adults were slain in Newtown.

As the case moves into discovery, attorneys for former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos have subpoenaed the Beverly Hills Hotel for records of Trump’s stays during five years when he frequently traveled to the West Coast. Last week, New York’s highest court said the lawsuit could proceed after repeated attempts by President Trump’s attorneys to stop it, but the court did not rule on the merits of the case. Another appeal is pending.

3) Sell existing things in my closet (rep and not!) that I don use. This has been huge for me. I like to surround myself with things that I just absolutely love. On Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, I checked into a hotel that looked incredible on screen, via its warm, saturated instapics. In reality, Instagram’s flattering letterbox aspect ratio suited it perfectly the half built, derelict hotel next door aligned just out of shot in every single one of its posts. So called “influencers” are at it, too regularly portraying destinations in a meticulously composed style that is often way off the mark; skewing our shared perception of a place.