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Dems stage election-year sit-in on guns, GOP unmoved
A drained and dwindling group of Democrats, some draped in blankets and toting pillows, carried their remarkable House floor sit-in past daybreak Thursday, disrupting the business of Congress in the wake of the ................
 
Colombia-FARC ceasefire puts peace within reach
Colombia's government and the FARC guerrilla force were to sign a definitive ceasefire Thursday, taking one of the last crucial steps toward ending Latin America's longest civil war.
 
Washington, Dunham, Gomez are faces of new LeanIn campaign
Kerry Washington, Lena Dunham, Emma Watson, Selena Gomez and Serena Williams say help from other women has been critical to their success.
 
Mexico and the United Nations announced on Wednesday the results of a new study that estimates opium poppies were planted on about 61,000 acres (24,800 hectares) in Mexico between 2014 and 2015.
 
Asians remain the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, according to new information from the Census Bureau
 
U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the U.S. economy faces numerous uncertainties from slowing job growth to stubbornly low inflation that compel the Fed to proceed cautiously in raising interest rates.
 
A British man arrested at a weekend Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas tried to grab a police officer's gun so he could kill the presidential candidate after planning an assassination for about a year, according to authorities.
 
The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate rejected four competing gun control measures Monday just days after the Orlando club massacre, highlighting the partisan feuding over an issue set to resonate during a heated presidential election year.
 
Top US diplomat to meet with Venezuela officials amid crisis
A senior U.S. diplomat was in Venezuela on Tuesday to meet with officials to jumpstart dialogue between the normally hostile governments as the socialist-run nation is torn apart by daily food protests and a campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro.
 
Florida gunman said he was Islam soldier: 911
Orlando gunman Omar Mateen identified himself as an Islamic soldier in calls with authorities during his rampage and warned a crisis negotiator that in coming days "you're going to see more of this type of action going on," according to transcripts released by the FBI on Monday.
 
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