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Democrats running for president are largely unified on proposals like an assault weapons ban and red flag laws. Divisions exist over implementing gun buyback programs as voluntary or mandatory.
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At issue is whether Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which bars sex discrimination, covers gay and transgender workers.
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O'Rourke wants to ban and buy back assault-style weapons. Two undecided voters who like the idea asked him how it would work as part of NPR's Off Script series, where voters question candidates.
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The annual competition is put on by Alaska's Katmai National Park & Preserve to choose the fattest bear. This year, Holly beat out Lefty in the championship round, winning 80 percent of the votes.
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Administration officials credit a policy of returning asylum-seeking migrants to Mexico and an end to a policy referred to by critics as "catch and release."
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The Trump White House says it will not participate in Congress' ongoing impeachment inquiry, heightening a political and legal standoff between the two branches of government.
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President Lenín Moreno said he'd preside from Guayaquil after Quito descended into chaos. The violent reaction to his cuts in fuel subsidies has also significantly disrupted oil production.
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The new law will make it easier for people to access PrEP and PEP medications without needing to see a doctor or get insurance authorization first.
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On a visit to Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, a toilet expert was thrilled to find a thoughtful innovation.
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Police say three suspects were involved in the killing of Joshua Brown. One suspect is in police custody and authorities are looking for the two others — whom they consider armed and dangerous.
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The Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 elections focused on African American audiences, according to a new bipartisan Senate report.
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The developer of World of Warcraft and Hearthstone said a player known as Blitzchung went over the line when he said, "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times!"
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"You can't make decisions on a haphazard basis after a single call with a foreign leader," says Brett McGurk, the president's former special envoy for the fight against ISIS.
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In remote eastern Oregon, a serial crime is unfolding. Someone is killing purebred bulls. And they're doing it with a level of cruel precision that's frightening to both ranchers and law enforcement.
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A remote community of Jews, who know what it's like to go hungry, are reflecting on what their spiritual leader says was "a good year, really not too bad."
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"The long-held values of the NBA are to support the freedom of expression," NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says, after the league was criticized for its response to a tweet about Hong Kong.
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Even before the synod began, traditionalists were angered by the suggestion that, to offset a shortage of priests in the Amazon, married men might be ordained to serve in remote communities.
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The asylum-seekers, who were in Matamoros, Mexico, because of the Trump administration's Migrant Protection Protocols policy, said they faced violence and harassment because they identify as LGBTQ.
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The shortlists this year include Marlon James, Susan Choi, Carolyn Forché, Jason Reynolds and more than two dozen other authors and translators. Winners in five categories will be unveiled next month.
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Meese was part of Reagan's surge among "movement conservatives" who strove to rebuild the Republican Party after its disastrous defeat in the presidential election of 1964.
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