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Sen. Chris Murphy, center, and other Democratic senators call for gun control legislation at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday in the wake of the mass shooting in an Orlando LGBT nightclub last Sunday. Murphy is joined by, from left, Sen. Cory Booker, Rev. Sharon Risher, Tina Meins, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Sen. Ed Markey. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

The United States and its gun problem

The United States has a gun problem. Will the mass shooting in…

Sen. Chris Murphy, center, and other Democratic senators call for gun control legislation at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday in the wake of the mass shooting in an Orlando LGBT nightclub last Sunday. Murphy is joined by, from left, Sen. Cory Booker, Rev. Sharon Risher, Tina Meins, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Sen. Ed Markey. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden place flowers down during their visit to a memorial to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting Thursday in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

In Orlando, Obama calls for healing, meets with families

ORLANDO, Fla. — President Barack Obama said Thursday that a military campaign…

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden place flowers down during their visit to a memorial to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting Thursday in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama speaks at the Treasury Department in Washington on Tuesday following a meeting with his National Security Council to get updates on the investigation into the attack in Orlando, Florida and review efforts to degrade and destroy ISIL. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

‘Not the America we want’: Obama blasts Trump’s Muslim plans

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama angrily denounced Donald Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric on…

President Barack Obama speaks at the Treasury Department in Washington on Tuesday following a meeting with his National Security Council to get updates on the investigation into the attack in Orlando, Florida and review efforts to degrade and destroy ISIL. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
President Barack Obama speaks at the Treasury Department in Washington on Tuesday after meeting with his National Security Council to get updates on the investigation into the attack in Orlando, Fla., and review efforts to degrade and destroy ISIL. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Shooters sometimes exploit limited weapons laws, blind spots

Mass shooters from Aurora, Colorado, to Orlando, Florida, have sometimes obtained guns…

President Barack Obama speaks at the Treasury Department in Washington on Tuesday after meeting with his National Security Council to get updates on the investigation into the attack in Orlando, Fla., and review efforts to degrade and destroy ISIL. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters as she arrives to speak during a presidential primary election night rally Tuesday in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Obama endorses Clinton as Sanders vows to team up fight GOP

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama formally endorsed Hillary Clinton's bid for the…

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters as she arrives to speak during a presidential primary election night rally Tuesday in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
The San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Education is expected to vote next week on a resolution that would ensure students have access to labeled, single-stall restrooms for all genders. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Gender neutral restrooms more accessible under school board proposal

On the first day of her sophomore year, Rexy Amaral walked into…

The San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Education is expected to vote next week on a resolution that would ensure students have access to labeled, single-stall restrooms for all genders. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a presidential primary election night rally Tuesday in New York.  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Sanders under pressure to quit as Democrats look to unite

WASHINGTON — Under mounting pressure from Democratic leaders to abandon his presidential…

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a presidential primary election night rally Tuesday in New York.  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
President Barack Obama carries a infant in his arms while greeting members of the audience after speaking at Concord Community High School in Elkhart, Ind., on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

‘Myth-busting’ Obama tries to debunk GOP on the economy

ELKHART, Ind. — President Barack Obama went on a "myth-busting" mission Wednesday…

President Barack Obama carries a infant in his arms while greeting members of the audience after speaking at Concord Community High School in Elkhart, Ind., on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
A member of the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard" walks with visitors among the graves at Arlington National Cemetery, on Monday in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama marks Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery

ARLINGTON, Va. — President Barack Obama challenged Americans on Memorial Day to…

A member of the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard" walks with visitors among the graves at Arlington National Cemetery, on Monday in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton walks away after announcing Texas' lawsuit to challenge President Obama's transgender bathroom order during a news conference in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

11 states sue over Obama’s school transgender directive

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama…

Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton walks away after announcing Texas' lawsuit to challenge President Obama's transgender bathroom order during a news conference in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pause during translation as they speak to media in Shima, Japan, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama, Abe heed politics of contrition on Hiroshima visit

SHIMA, Japan — Laying bare the complex politics of reconciliation and contrition,…

President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pause during translation as they speak to media in Shima, Japan, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
In this 2015 file photo, a bronze statue of San Juan Bautista stands in front of Puerto Rico's Capitol as U.S. and Puerto Rican flags fly in San Juan. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)

Before island’s primary, Sanders criticizes Puerto Rico plan

LOS ANGELES — Two weeks before Puerto Rico's primary, Democratic presidential candidate…

In this 2015 file photo, a bronze statue of San Juan Bautista stands in front of Puerto Rico's Capitol as U.S. and Puerto Rican flags fly in San Juan. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)
U.S. President Barack Obama, left,  and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang shake hands at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam,  on Monday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama banishing Vietnam War vestige by lifting arms embargo

HANOI, Vietnam — Eager to banish lingering shadows of the Vietnam War,…

U.S. President Barack Obama, left,  and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang shake hands at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam,  on Monday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
U.S. President Barack Obama is given flowers by Linh Tran, the ceremonial flower girl, as he arrives on Air Force One at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Sunday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama looks to boost economic, security ties in Asia

HANOI, Vietnam — President Barack Obama's mission in Vietnam and Japan is…

U.S. President Barack Obama is given flowers by Linh Tran, the ceremonial flower girl, as he arrives on Air Force One at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Sunday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Roughly 5 million more U.S. workers will soon become eligible for overtime pay under new rules issued by the Obama administration. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

More work, more pay? New rule extends overtime to millions

COLUMBUS, Ohio — More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly…

Roughly 5 million more U.S. workers will soon become eligible for overtime pay under new rules issued by the Obama administration. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
In this Feb. 9 file photo, Director of the National Intelligence James Clapper speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

US intelligence: Foreign hackers spying on campaigns

WASHINGTON — The United States sees evidence of hackers, possibly working for…

In this Feb. 9 file photo, Director of the National Intelligence James Clapper speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
In this Sept. 8, 1945 file photo, an allied correspondent stands in the rubble in front of the shell of a building that once was a movie theater in Hiroshima, Japan, a month after the first atomic bomb ever used in warfare was dropped by the U.S. on Monday, Aug. 6, 1945. (AP Photo/Stanley Troutman, File)

Eager to heal old wounds, Obama to visit Hiroshima

WASHINGTON — Eager to heal old wounds and galvanize new generations, President…

In this Sept. 8, 1945 file photo, an allied correspondent stands in the rubble in front of the shell of a building that once was a movie theater in Hiroshima, Japan, a month after the first atomic bomb ever used in warfare was dropped by the U.S. on Monday, Aug. 6, 1945. (AP Photo/Stanley Troutman, File)
In this Feb. 16, 2016 file photo Deputy National Security Adviser For Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

White House on damage control after aide’s magazine profile

WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday worked to contain the damage…

In this Feb. 16, 2016 file photo Deputy National Security Adviser For Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Britain’s Princess Charlotte, who celebrated her first birthday on May 2, poses for a photograph, at Anmer Hall, in Norfolk, England, (Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge/Kensington Palace via AP)

Scoop: Princess Charlotte rakes in the goods on first birthday

In honor of Princess Charlotte’s first birthday on Monday, Kensington Palace released…

Britain’s Princess Charlotte, who celebrated her first birthday on May 2, poses for a photograph, at Anmer Hall, in Norfolk, England, (Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge/Kensington Palace via AP)
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech during the opening of the Hannover Messe industry fair in Hannover, northern Germany on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Obama pushes for global trade deals in face of opposition

HANNOVER, Germany — President Barack Obama mounted a strong defense of international…

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech during the opening of the Hannover Messe industry fair in Hannover, northern Germany on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)