President Trump directed the Justice Department to draft a ban on “bump stocks” that can boost the firing rate of legal semiautomatic guns. In private, he has told advisers and friends that he is determined to push for some sort of gun-control legislation, according to people familiar with the conversations.
Some fear loud noises. Some are sleeping in their parents’ beds, some not at all. Deep down, they’re kids trying to figure out how to feel about a massacre that killed their friends.
The secret meeting, scheduled during the vice president’s trip to the Winter Olympics, was to include Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea’s leader, and Kim Yong Nam, the regime’s nominal head of state.
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The Rev. Billy Graham’s ministry spanned more than six decades, and his evangelical “crusades,” as he called them for most of his career, touched every corner of the world, making him one of the most influential and best-known religious figures of his time.
President Trump’s frequent self-comparisons to his predecessor come in nearly every realm, and range from the substantive to the superficial. He often exaggerates the truth, brushes over nuance and engineers his own reality.
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What motivates him, at age 70 and with two dozen grandchildren, to decide to submit himself to the rigors and occasional tedium of a statewide campaign in Utah?
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There's yet another geopolitical twist in a war that's growing ever more complicated.
Jessica Diggins celebrates as she crosses the finish line. (Getty Images)
Jessica Diggins celebrates as she crosses the finish line. (Getty Images)
Teammates Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall won gold in the team sprint Wednesday. It is just the second Olympic cross-country medal won by the Americans.
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Mahmoud Abbas accused the United States of abdicating its commitment to the peace process, while U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said the Palestinian leader was shortchanging his people with a default to grievances that will get them nowhere.
Shulkin is the latest Trump Cabinet member to face criticism for their travel practices. President Trump’s decision was communicated by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
The president’s eldest son, who is in India this week to market luxury Trump Tower projects, made the remarks in an interview. “It is a different spirit than that which you see in other parts of the world,” he added.
The end of Antwan Wilson’s one-year, 19-day tenure as the head of D.C. Public Schools came amid revelations that the circumvented the city’s lottery system so his child could transfer to a sought-after high school.
Less than 14 months into his first term, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) is still on Step 1 of Operation: Disrupt Congress. But by amassing his own clout and cozying up to the president through nontraditional means, he is casting himself as a counterweight to people who outrank him.
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