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Fact-checking Trump, NRA claims on gun background checks
A national database that screens potential gun buyers has become a hot topic, but various claims about it miss the mark.


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This might be Trump's most inflammatory anti-CNN tweet yet
The president seems to be trying to bait CNN into a fight with a teenager who survived last week's school shooting.


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This might be Trump's most inflammatory anti-CNN tweet yet
The president seems to be trying to bait CNN into a fight with a teenager who survived last week's school shooting.


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Trump brings the gun-control conversation back to himself and 'fake news'
School shooting survivors visited the White House and appeared on CNN on Wednesday, but Trump began Thursday by attacking the media.


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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens indicted on felony invasion of privacy charge stemming from affair
Indictment alleges Republican took a nude photo of a woman and used it to blackmail her. He says it's politically motivated and he's innocent.


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‘We have to harden our schools’: Trump makes arming teachers his top safety goal
The president pledged again Thursday to “take action,” with aides describing him as being in a “listening phase” that is expected to result in legislative proposals and suggestions for policy changes at the state level.


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‘We’re going to take action’: Inside Trump’s shifting stance on gun rights
In the aftermath of Florida school shooting, the president has had a week of activity, emotion and new positions on gun measures.


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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens indicted on felony invasion of privacy charge stemming from affair
Indictment alleges Republican took a nude photo of a woman and used it to blackmail her. He says it's politically motivated and he's innocent.


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Illinois governor toasts diversity — with chocolate milk
The governor drank chocolate milk to demonstrate the importance of diversity. The demonstration was the idea of Tyronne Stoudemire, Hyatt Hotels’ vice president of global diversity, who is black.


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If video games spur gun violence, it’s only in the United States
Generally, the countries with the most deaths from gun violence are not the ones that spend the most on video games. The United States is something of an outlier in that regard, given its high number of gun deaths.


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