Trump 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.
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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.
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Democrats back off once-fervent embrace of Medicare-for-all

Kamala Harris’s switch on health care highlights a broader move by Democrats to soften their initial enthusiasm for a sweeping government health plan.
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)

What a freshman congresswoman learned after her ‘stunning’ clash with progressives

Abigail Spanberger, a moderate Democrat from the Richmond suburbs, realized that sometimes, your foes are inside your own party.

Apple aims to protect kids’ privacy. App makers say it could devastate their businesses.

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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Conte’s resignation could pave the way for a snap election or the formation of a new coalition government.
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The rest of the country is watching as West Hollywood moves to become the Amsterdam of America, with “budtenders” and “flower” service.
Pranay Perumalla and Amrutha Varshini before their wedding reception. (Moment Makers Photography)
Pranay Perumalla and Amrutha Varshini before their wedding reception. (Moment Makers Photography)
India is changing — but not fast enough for couples like Pranay Perumalla and Amrutha Varshini, whose marriage defied the caste system, an age-old social order that is still pervasive.
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.
Steven Shek Keung Chan, 57, had returned to work in international student affairs at the campus and appears to have been targeted, police said.
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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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