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With Democrats in control of Washington for the first time in a decade, the recent string of mass shootings has encouraged activists to make a concerted push for fresh legislation restricting access to guns.
Police identified the gunman as a 19-year-old former employee who had a gun seized by authorities last year.
Hunter Biden spent two years as a silent character in an explosive narrative at the center of the presidential campaign. Now he’s emerging to tell a story of addiction, with the ever-present danger of a relapse that could endanger his health — and his father’s work.
The producer of “The Book of Mormon” and Oscar-winning “No Country for Old Men” was accused in an article by the Hollywood Reporter of “acts of intimidation” and humiliation against his employees.
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GOP leaders are working to tie Vice President Kamala Harris to the problems at the border, hoping to weaken her politically. She is trying to push back.
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Family members and friends at a recent candlelight vigil for James Johnson and Dominique Williams, the two men shot and killed by an off-duty Pentagon Force Protection officer in the parking lot of a Takoma Park condo, in Md. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)
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In this November 2019 file photo, a trophy-bearing Asdrubal Cabrera arrives at a rally in D.C. to celebrate the Nationals’ historic World Series victory. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)
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