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Gun control: Democrats to unveil landmark background check bill

House measure to close longstanding loopholes is key step for advocates but is likely to be blocked by SenateFive days after taking over the majority in the chamber, House Democrats are set to introduce a bill that would significantly expand the requireme...

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US states and cities that passed new progressive laws under Trump

Laws dealing with the environment, gun control, public health and women’s and transgender rights took effect at start of 2019The federal government under Donald Trump may be tacking to the right – when it can cut through the gridlock and enact new policie...

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Trump claims US killed al-Qaida militant tied to USS Cole bombing

Seventeen sailors died in 2000 suicide attack in Yemen harbourTrump: ‘We have just killed the leader of that attack’Donald Trump said on Sunday the US military has killed Jamal al-Badawi, the al-Qaida militant wanted in connection with the attack on the U...

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US court rules in favor of Trump policy on transgender military limits

Court handed president first legal victory on the issue, overturning decision by federal judge who blocked the policy A US court on Friday ruled in favor of a Trump administration policy barring certain transgender people from serving in the armed forces,...

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UK army recruitment ads target 'snowflake' millennials

Campaign says army could use the ‘compassion’ of ‘snowflakes’ and the ‘focus’ of phone zombiesThe British army is calling on “snowflakes, selfie addicts, class clowns, phone zombies, and me, me, millennials” to join its ranks in a recruitment drive target...

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