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Gun background check system riddled with flaws

Los Angeles Police Department
| On numerous occasions, the nation's gun background check system has failed o to keep weapons out of the hands of dangerous people. Congress wants to change that.

Trump sets military parade for Veterans Day


But don't expect any tanks. City streets can't take the weight. The planned November extravaganza will happen in Washington, D.C.

Gunman in Napa Valley veteran center killings was a former patient


Three women who devoted their lives to helping traumatized veterans were killed by a patient who had been kicked out of their treatment program.

Can you lose a language you never knew?


Each year, fewer Latinos in the U.S. speak Spanish. But the language is still a fundamental marker of their identity.

Female firefighter to lead Forest Service amid sexual misconduct scandal


Vickie Christensen was appointed interim chief of the 35,000-employee agency late Thursday. She has been with the Forest Service for seven years and became a deputy chief in 2016.

7 gutsy women to know on International Women's Day


From a sex trafficking activist who sued her captors to a war refugee who became a biochemistry professor, these women inspire us every day.

US Forest Service chief resigns amid sexual misconduct allegations


Tony Tooke has stepped down days after a report alleged that the Agriculture Department was a hotbed of sexual harassment and even assault.

US Holocaust museum rescinds human rights award from Aung San Suu Kyi


The Nobel laureate's handling of the Rohingya Muslim crisis in Myanmar led to the museum's decision.

In possible breakthrough, North Korea offers talks on denuclearization


South Korean officials returning from a two-day visit to Pyongyang say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is willing to discuss giving up his nuclear weapons with the U.S.