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Beto O’Rourke: As president, I’d institute a mandatory buyback of assault weapons

Only America has more guns than people. Follow the lead of moms demanding action and students marching for their lives, writes candidate Beto O’Rourke


Want an assault weapons ban? Don't couple it with a mandatory gun buyback.

Beto O'Rourke and other Democratic candidates are playing right into the NRA's 'from my cold, dead hands,' endangering commonsense gun laws: Our view


Jay-Z's new partnership with the NFL leaves Colin Kaepernick in the dust: Today's talker

Jay-Z has moved from lionizing Colin Kaepernick to coldly dismissing him, arguing 'I think we're past kneeling' during the national anthem.


We should welcome deep digs into 1619. Slavery and white supremacy shaped today's America.

You don't have to be black to see the importance of slavery to the American story. It has fundamentally shaped who we are. Erasing that erases history.


When one of my students grows up to be a moral adult, I'm shocked. And inspired.

In a world that rewards selfishness, how did my student become a person of principle? And how can our schools lead more students in that direction?


Aaron Burr's lawyer owned my family. It has been a long, tragic journey from slavery.

My grandfather and father thought military service was a path out of the underclass. After centuries of bondage and oppression, it was a false hope.


Trump's disastrous trade war won't head off a recession, and it might help cause one

We're going to have a recession sooner or later. But Trump's trade war hurts the economy, and his tax cut ideas won't help. Here's what we should do.


Enslaved Africans landed in Virginia in 1619. USA TODAY is committed to telling the story, past and present

The goal of this project is to commemorate the landing of the enslaved Africans 400 years ago. We also want to hear your family stories.


California releases inmate, begins rewind of overly harsh long-term sentences

State is one of nation's largest contributors to mass incarceration. Fix? Allow prosecutors to undo punishments.


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