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"The Strongest Evidence We Have that Background Checks Really Matter"

A new study makes the case for gun control

A new study on universal background checks makes the strongest case yet that the policy saves lives.

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It's been mostly cheers for Michael Sam, except on the right—where it's been mostly silence. Can that change?

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Michael Sam will be the first openly gay NFL player, if the NFL can get over itself.

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The American labor movement is in dire straits. Could a little-known, recently-departed dissident named Jerry Tucker have saved it?

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Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American HistoryBy John Fabian Witt (Free Press, 498 pp., $32)   WAR IS ABOUT killing, maiming, and destroying. Yet in its midst men have sought heroism not only in savage acts of bravery but also in observing limits, in finding a way to affirm their and their adversaries’ common humanity, in the concept of honor as a higher expression of morality than is attainable even in peace.

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A big private equity firm is selling its stake in the company that makes the Bushmaster rifle. Here's a helpful guide for potential buyers.

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Yasser Arafat is being exhumed Tuesday. Join the club.

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Nixon's suburban strategy isn't going to cut it for Republicans in 2016.

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Don't think Akin handed McCaskill her seat when he said the words "legitimate rape." Making hay out of something so dicey took incredible savvy.

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Mitt Romney says we should let states handle disaster relief, with FEMA taking a back seat or shut down entirely. Here's what's behind that.

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