Progressive Briefing for Thursday, June 28, 2018

Americans own 40% of the world's guns, the Republican tax plan has made the U.S. debt the highest since World War II, Justice Anthony Kennedy to retire, and more.

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Study reveals Americans own 40 percent of all guns owned in the world

A new decade-long study conducted by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva revealed that of the 207 million reported gun sales between 2006-2017, Americans accounted for 122 million of them. While this represents more than half, the study also concluded that Americans own 40 percent of all guns accounted for in the world.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, key Supreme Court swing vote, to retire

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, setting the stage for what promises to be an epic political battle over his replacement.

His retirement means Trump will get a second chance to name a nominee to the Supreme Court, securing the conservative lean of the bench for a generation.

New report: GOP tax cuts had a ‘direct effect’ in making US debt highest since World War II

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