Nation Dec 03

Gun background checks are on pace to break record in 2019

Background checks on gun purchases in the U.S. are climbing toward a record high this year, reflecting what the industry says is a rush by people to buy weapons in reaction to the Democratic presidential candidates' calls for tighter restrictions.

Nation Nov 27

Sea lions rest in the sun as they sit on a cliffside next to a road in La Jolla, California January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake - GF20000101458
5 important stories you may have missed

These days, it’s hard to stop politics from flooding your news feed. We take a moment every week to bring you important stories beyond the White House and the Capitol. Here’s what we’re reading now.