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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, and the president has shifted his focus to mental illness.

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.
Pranay Perumalla and Amrutha Varshini on their wedding day. (Moment Makers Photography)
Pranay Perumalla and Amrutha Varshini on their wedding day. (Moment Makers Photography)

A young Indian couple married for love. Then the bride’s father hired assassins.

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.

Cannabis cafes are coming to California, with ‘budtenders’ and ‘flower’ service

The rest of the country is watching as West Hollywood moves to become the Amsterdam of America.
The two congresswomen used a rare news conference during congressional recess to try to highlight the situation facing Palestinians under Israeli policies. 
Abigail Spanberger, a moderate Democrat from the Richmond suburbs, realized that sometimes, your foes are inside your own party
(Evelyn Hockstein)
(Evelyn Hockstein)
At the world championships, fans compete in video games, hold stuffed Pikachus for good luck — and even propose marriage.
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At a Washington Post Live event, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) talked up her chances, reflecting the mounting pressure on struggling presidential candidates to jump-start — or salvage — their campaigns.
While watching TV, President Trump is introduced to a new theory about the 2016 vote. It requires a lot of skepticism.
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(Elizabeth Frantz for The Post)
From The Magazine

The startling political power of Carlos Cardona

How did a 29-year-old you’ve never heard of get so many presidential candidates to come to his house?
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(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Redemption sounds nice, but disgraced pundit Mark Halperin doesn’t deserve it

The media commentator, credibly accused of sexual misconduct, is back with a Trump book
(Daniel Hertzberg for The Post)
(Daniel Hertzberg for The Post)
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The quantum revolution is coming, and Chinese scientists are at the forefront

China’s formidable investment in new technology which could transform information processing is helping it catch up with Western research and, in a few areas, pull ahead.
(JM Rieger/The Washington Post)
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