Safety First

Stirred by a series of mass killings by gunmen in civilian settings and accidental shootings in traditional households, the ownership and control of guns has become a hotly contested political issue in the United States. Gun-control advocates point to the fact that countries with stricter gun laws — including Japan, Australia and Norway — have lower incidences of gun violence. On the other hand, gun rights proponents argue that gun ownership is protected by the Second Amendment and more gun control laws would infringe upon the right to bear arms.

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Coffee Supreme

How far would you go for a perfect cup of joe? And how much would you be willing to pay for it? For coffee connoisseurs like Jeff Bickley, the answer might surprise you. Bickley is the co-founder of Gayo Kopi, a Detroit-based startup company that distributes Wild Kopi Luwak, branded as the “world’s most rare specialty coffee.” And at upwards of $1,000 per pound, also the world’s most expensive. 

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