House Democrats passed a trio of gun control bills, including one to outlaw ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
This account of how their relationship unraveled is based on interviews with current and former administration officials and Republicans close to the White House. They spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private deliberations.
Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has held for nearly six decades.
“Our only hope was peace,” Hayat Khan, the Afghanistan family’s 54-year-old patriarch, said Tuesday, “and that doesn’t happen now.”
Iran’s president urged the U.S. on Wednesday to “put warmongers aside” as tensions roil the Persian Gulf amid an escalating crisis between Washington and Tehran in the wake of the collapsing nuclear deal with world powers.