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Congressional Memo

In Congress, Little Talk of Gun Control

The shooting has not drawn calls for gun control from lawmakers rebuffed after the Newtown, Conn., killings.

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Renewed Debate as Confederate Flag Flies High

The shooting renewed debate on social media and beyond about whether the Confederate flag should be displayed, and whether politicians should continue to defend it.



Matchmaking Time for Economists and G.O.P. Candidates

Presidential hopefuls are auditioning economists, seeking policy advice, experience and connections, but most candidates have yet to team up with anyone in particular.


Mending Hearts

A Sea Change in Treating Heart Attacks

The death rate from coronary heart disease has dropped 38 percent in a decade. One reason is that hospitals rich and poor have streamlined emergency treatment.






Colbert’s Digital Nation

Months from taking over CBS’s “Late Show,” Stephen Colbert and his writers are posting videos drawn from current events, like Donald J. Trump’s candidacy.

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