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Virginia crime commission begins hearing on gun violence

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – As the Virginia State Crime Commission began a hearing on proposals to stem gun violence, Gov. Ralph Northam urged lawmakers to pass “commonsense” measures and took a swipe at Republican leaders who called for [...]

A Summer of Angst in One of the World’s Safest Countries

BERLIN — Germany ranks in international studies as one of the safest, most peaceful countries in the world. Overall crime has declined for the better part of a decade, and statistics show that Germans have relatively few reasons [...]

AOC, Tlaib, and Omar Are Dominating The Democratic Party.

Tweet reddit Whatsapp Email Share Share Print After Israel barred entry to Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Nancy Pelosi seized the apparent high ground. Pelosi and the rest of the Democratic Congressional leadership [...]

Trump impeachment push gets important new ally

“I support moving forward with an impeachment inquiry, which will continue to uncover the facts for the American people and hold this president accountable,” Rep. Ben Ray Lujan said in a statement. | Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images congress Ben [...]

Palestinian police vow to crack down on planned LGBT event

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) – Palestinian police have threatened to arrest anyone involved in a gathering planned by LGBT activists and have called on people to come forward with information about them. The announcement over the weekend [...]

Thailand’s Roads Are Deadly. Especially if You’re Poor.

When things go wrong, those in power often promise to make it right. But do they? In this series, The Times investigates to see if those promises were kept. BANGKOK — The Thai woman was riding on a motorcycle on her way to work when [...]

The low-key, Harley-riding senator Democrats are leaning on to win the majority

Sen. Gary Peters is one of just two Democratic senators up for reelection in states President Donald Trump carried in 2016. | Carlos Osorio/AP Photo 2020 elections Sen. Gary Peters is counting on his understated style to win reelection [...]

Kirsten Gillibrand supports ban, buyback of military-style, ‘assault’ weapons

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Monday said she supports a ban and buyback of military-style, semi-automatic firearms, but also suggested that “assault” weapons aren’t really doing any harm if people are simply allowed to keep the ones they [...]

Egyptian Sought in F.B.I. Qaeda Query Says He Has Nothing to Hide

Mr. Ibrahim, who described himself as an ordinary member of the party, said he was elated by the election of Mr. Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, and relished the idea of living in a democratic nation. But a crackdown [...]

POLITICO Playbook: Trump: ‘We already have a lot of background checks’

Presented by */ ]]> President Donald Trump’s latest comments certainly seem like he is backing away from background checks, and is settling into the old GOP position of bolstering mental health protections. | Spencer Platt/Getty [...]