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Gun background check system riddled with flaws

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| 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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.