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Spurred by Orlando Shooting, Senator Offers a Gun Control Compromise

Senator Susan Collins of Maine is hoping to break a stalemate by preventing gun sales to a narrower group of terrorism suspects.

Obama Family to Vacation at Yosemite and Carlsbad Parks

Administration officials said the trip was intended in part to highlight the extraordinary economic benefits of national parks in their centennial year.

Ernst: Trump 'must have his eyes set on somebody else' for VP

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, on Thursday gave the clearest indication yet that she is not in the running for the vice presidential nomination.        

Clinton on NYC MetroCard swipe tips: 'Helpful'

Hillary Clinton might just be able to make it through the subway turnstile in one try — maybe.        

This 8th-grader has the best Sanders impersonation

Eighth-grader Jack Aiello has the voices and mannerisms of some of the presidential candidates (and President Obama) down.        

Shunned, Stared at, Still for Trump: The Holdout in Hillary Clinton’s Town

John Nadler, America’s loneliest supporter of Donald J. Trump, counts the Clintons as his neighbors in Chappaqua, N.Y., a bastion of blue.

Some Trump Backers Show Signs of Loosening Their Embrace

His supporters in Congress have struggled with questions about comments by the G.O.P.’s standard-bearer, but this week seemed to be a turning point.

For the Record: Poll party

Two new polls show Hillary out front, with a stronger-than-expected showing from "wait, can you read those choices back to me again" followe...        

Bernie Sanders, Still Running, Pledges to ‘Make Certain’ Donald Trump Is Defeated

With the primaries over and the election focused on Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump, the Vermont senator continues to rally his supporters.

Trump loves shout-out about his hair at Dallas rally

Republican candidate says it's the nicest compliment he could get.        

An Unlikely Savior Emerges to Help Endangered Republicans: George W. Bush

The former president has largely stayed away from politics. But he is deeply bothered by Donald J. Trump’s inflammatory talk.

Trump loves shout-out about his hair

Republican candidate says it's the nicest compliment he could get        

Dozens of U.S. Diplomats, in Memo, Urge Strikes Against Syria’s Assad

The internal cable, sharply critical of Obama administration policy, says military action is necessary to stop violations of a cease-fire in the country’s civil war.

A Who’s Who of Financiers Is Expected at Trump’s New York Fund-Raiser

A hint that a small, but growing, crowd in the financial world is warming up to the idea of backing Donald Trump.

News Analysis: Why the Orlando Shooting Is Unlikely to Lead to Major New Gun Laws

After the worst mass shooting in American history, Congress is showing little sign of rallying around bipartisan legislation in a bitter election year.

Donald Trump’s Speeches Fire Up His Base, but May Cost Him

Polls show that Mr. Trump’s repeated calls for a ban on Muslims entering the United States, on the heels of the attack in Orlando, is not gaining traction among voters he will need in November.

Utah Republican Is Unlikely Star at L.G.B.T. Vigil for Orlando

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox’s speech at a Utah event for the Orlando shooting victims was described as “beautiful.”

Supreme Court Rules on Legal Fees in Copyright Cases

In a unanimous decision, the court said a student who won a copyright case over imported textbooks should be able to seek payment of legal fees from the book’s publisher.

House Members Unite to Read Stanford Rape Victim’s Letter

Eighteen members of the House took turns Wednesday night reading portions of a woman’s 7,200-word letter to the former Stanford University student who raped her.

AFL-CIO endorses Clinton, calls her 'leader who shares our values'

Hillary Clinton now has the backing of the country’s largest group of labor unions.        

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