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Supreme Court Turns Away Challenge to Connecticut Ban on Semiautomatic Weapons

The justices on Monday refused to hear a Second Amendment challenge to gun-control measures put in place after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

The 2016 Race: Yes, Political Ads Are Still Important, Even for Donald Trump

He has started off slowly with ads, but there’s a reason he won’t skip them, even though the effects are small and short-lived.

Donald Trump’s June Stumbles Mirror Those of Mitt Romney

In June 2012, Mr. Romney emerged from a slashing primary race close to broke. This June, several national surveys have shown Mr. Trump’s poll numbers sinking sharply.

What Donald Trump Learned From Joseph McCarthy’s Right-Hand Man

Roy Cohn, the red-baiting Senate adviser and fearsome lawyer, counseled a young Mr. Trump for many years, nurturing a style of bluster and smears.

4 Key Questions as Senate Considers New Gun Safety Measures

In response to the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., a series of measures will go to the floor on Monday — two offered by Democrats and two by Republicans.

Donald Trump Says He Would Support Britain Leaving the E.U.

Mr. Trump, citing “a lot less bureaucracy,” gave his opinion ahead of Thursday’s vote and a scheduled trip to the United Kingdom.

Donald Trump Hires Veteran Adviser to Oversee Surrogates

The Trump campaign has retained Kevin Kellems, who once advised Newt Gingrich and Dick Cheney, to help manage the candidate’s support network.

Letter From Washington: A Peaceful Muslim Majority in the U.S. Tarred by Acts of a Few

Before Orlando, more Americans had been killed since the Sept. 11 attacks by white-nationalist terrorists in the United States than by Muslims.

Mediator: Mike Allen, Politico’s Newsletter Pioneer, Is Handing Over the Reins

Mr. Allen’s Morning Playbook column influences many in Washington and beyond, but now he’s moving on — mid-election, at that — to a new project, leaving his legacy to be refreshed by the new guard.

Some Call Legislative Session a Letdown. Cuomo Sees It Far Differently.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said “it was probably the most successful session in modern history,” despite falling short on proposals involving ethics and housing reform.

Transcripts of Calls With Orlando Gunman Will Be Released

Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the calls should shed light on the motivation of the gunman, Omar Mateen, as her department continued its investigation.

Apple, Uneasy Over Donald J. Trump, Won’t Support Republican Convention

The company, the latest in a string of sponsors to drop out, was said to be uncomfortable with Mr. Trump’s comments on trade with China, data encryption, Muslims and immigrants.

U.S. Tells Russia of ‘Strong Concerns’ About Strikes on Syrian Rebels

In a videoconference with Russian counterparts, American defense officials discussed an attack on U.S.-backed forces who are fighting the Islamic State and who should be covered by a cease-fire.

Driven by Campaign Populism, Democrats Unite on Expanding Social Security

The Democrats’ proposals would amount to the biggest changes in Social Security since 1983, when the program faced a financial crisis.

Chelsea Clinton Gives Birth to a Boy, Aidan

Hillary Clinton, who often talks about being a grandmother on the campaign trail, now has twice the reason for doing so.

Ad of the Week: A Touchy-Feely Approach From Hillary Clinton

In her first ad of the general campaign, Mrs. Clinton highlights lesser-known aspects of her work on behalf of families and children.

Many What-If’s in Donald Trump’s Plan for Migrants

Immigration experts agree that while the president has the power to order a ban, it would prompt retaliation against American citizens abroad.

Table for Three: Cecile Richards, Barbara Bush and the Sisterhood of Political Progeny

The daughters of two former rivals, George W. Bush and Ann Richards, find common ground in health care and marriage equality.

Marco Rubio, Reversing Plans, Is Leaning Toward Running for Senate Again

Mr. Rubio has vowed that he would not seek re-election after six years in the Senate, but is reconsidering. With him on the ballot, Republicans have a greater chance of keeping the seat.

Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado Rips Donald Trump’s Reaction to Orlando Shooting

The Colorado governor, who has been mentioned as a possible running mate for Hillary Clinton on the Democratic ticket, called Mr. Trump’s response “meanspirited.”

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