Trump again signals a retreat on gun control, reverting to remarks that mirror NRA views

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.

White House officials eyeing payroll tax cut in effort to reverse weakening economy

The discussions of a temporary cut reveal growing concerns about the economy among President Trump’s top aides.

Twitter, Facebook say China used fake accounts to sow discord in Hong Kong

The social media giants said they were taking action against what Twitter called a “significant state-backed information operation” related to the protests.
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Diners can eat a high-quality meal and smoke a joint at cannabis restaurants popping up in California

The rest of the country is watching as West Hollywood moves to become the Amsterdam of America, with “budtenders” and “flower” service.
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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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Kamala Harris’s switch on health care highlights a broader move by Democrats to soften their initial enthusiasm for a sweeping government health plan.
Pranay Perumalla and Amrutha Varshini before their wedding reception. (Moment Makers Photography)
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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 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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