Trump says the economy is now the ‘greatest.’ Here’s how it compares with the Obama era.

As experts debate whether the United States is headed for a recession next year, these 15 charts show economic conditions now vs. under the previous administration.

President again signals a retreat on gun control

After two recent mass shootings, President Trump said “there is a great appetite” for tightening background checks. But advisers warned him there is little support for action on gun control.
Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D.-Va.) has been a lawmaker in the middle during her eight months in Congress. (AP)
Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D.-Va.) has been a lawmaker in the middle during her eight months in Congress. (AP)

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Abigail Spanberger, a moderate Democrat from the Richmond suburbs, realized that sometimes, your foes are inside your own party.
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The 1619 Project and the far-right fear of history

A deeply researched New York Times project about the legacy of slavery has drawn criticism from conservatives.
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The European Union said it was unwilling to agree to any deal that did not include ironclad assurances to ensure peace in Northern Ireland.
Conte’s resignation could pave the way for a snap election or the formation of a new coalition government.
Jennifer Horn resigned from the Log Cabin Republicans national board, saying the endorsement pushed right up to a line she swore she would never cross.

China defends its right to online speech after Facebook, Twitter accuse it of manipulation

China pushed back after thousands of accounts were closed by the companies. The government’s statement echoed complaints by U.S. conservatives that the tech companies censor their political statements.
The acquittal of Evelyn Hernández, 21, is a “sign of hope” for a country with one of the world’s most severe abortion bans, advocates say.
The company plans to change the rules it has for kids apps, raising concerns among some app developers about the way the tech giant wields power unilaterally over its App Store.
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The remarkable survival of Angela, Va.’s first recorded African woman

Her arrival 400 years ago marked the start of a subjugation that left millions in chains.
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The Bible was used to justify slavery. Africans made it a path to freedom.

Large numbers of African Americans adopted Christianity and quickly remade it their own.
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Freedom and slavery, the ‘central paradox of American history’

Shortly after colonists established laws on how to govern, they created laws on how to enslave.
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