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Behind the story Kirsten Gillibrand tells about her change of heart on guns

Nick Miroff on the growing crisis at the border. Robert Samuels examines how Kirsten Gillibrand’s past informs her present on guns. And Abha Bhattarai reports on yet another item on millennials’ kill list: traditional wedding registries.
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Inside the border crisis
As legislators argue over funding for relief at the border and the White House plans immigration raids, Nick Miroff reports on the ever-growing humanitarian crisis at the border — and the chaos at the agencies dealing with it.

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How Kirsten Gillibrand evolved on guns 
In 2009, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) was confronted with the realities of gun violence at a Brooklyn high school, when she met the mother of a teen girl killed in a shooting. After that emotional meeting with a grief-stricken parent, the Democrat says, her views on firearms were forever changed.

It’s an account the 2020 presidential hopeful repeats often on the campaign trail, explaining her pivot from staunch Second Amendment proponent to gun-control advocate. Robert Samuels revisits that story with Jennifer Pryear, the mother Gillibrand met over a decade ago, who says that she never heard from the senator again. 

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The new millennial wedding registry 
Out: housewares, china, bedding. In: Harry Potter World tickets, Domino’s pizza and a down payment on a house. Abha Bhattarai explains why young couples are choosing some unconventional wedding gifts.

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