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  • In Trump emoluments case, questions of ethics and constitutional intent

    Lawsuits have been filed in federal court in New York, Maryland, and the District of Columbia seeking a declaration that President Trump is violating the US Constitution because his hotels and other companies continue to do business with foreign governments and foreign officials.

  • Yes, a trade war could hurt everyone. But we're not there yet.

    President Trump announced sizable trade sanctions against China Thursday, and retaliatory moves by Beijing are expected. But it may lead toward negotiation and some resetting of rules, not a full-blown trade war that imposes severe hardship on the world economy. 

  • For gun owners, a core belief: guns make us safer

    For many gun owners, firearms are first and foremost a tool of protection. At Thunderbird Firearms Academy in Wichita, Kan., staff train civilians in highly realistic scenarios to practice defending themselves, their families, and their homes – even their workplaces.

  • First Look Illinois democratic primaries see spike in voter turnout

    More than 1.2 million people voted in Illinois' Democratic primary elections on Tuesday – the highest midterm showing in over a decade. Several long-term Democrats in the state faced fierce competition from relative political newcomers.

  • For Democrats, all that enthusiasm comes with risks

    Democrats have been energized ever since President Trump’s election, leading to predictions of a ‘blue wave’ in the fall midterms. But too many candidates are leading to messy primaries – a challenge that’s particularly acute in California, where Democrats could actually box each other out.

  • In Illinois, Democrats face a test of big-tent values

    Seven-term Rep. Daniel Lipinski of Illinois, one of the last remaining anti-abortion Democrats in the House, is being challenged in Tuesday's primary by a more liberal newcomer. It's one of many intra-party fights between the party's energized left wing and those who say Democrats must move toward the center to recapture control of Congress.

  • On tariffs, many farmers break sharply with Trump

    President Trump's soon-to-be implemented tariffs on steel and aluminum are driving up the cost of farm equipment, and could lead to retaliation from other countries against US agricultural exports, at a time when farmers are already being squeezed by historic low prices for crops.

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People climb to the Great St. Bernard Pass with Saint Bernard dogs from the Fondation Barry in the Swiss Alps, near Bourg-Saint-Pierre, Switzerland, on March 23.