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Virginia's 'amazing moment': The view from ground zero of U.S. gun debate - A seismic shift underway in Virginia has lawmakers asking a question once unthinkable for the home of the NRA: How do you ban "America's gun"?

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First Look - Bloomberg's campaign prompts Facebook to reverse its ad policy - Michael Bloomberg found loopholes around Facebook's political ad bans to promote his presidential campaign on social media. In response, Facebook has redefined its political ad policy. But what's the difference between an ad and "branded content"?

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Cover Story -- Innocence detectives: The exonerated men who now work to free others -- They served time for crimes they didn't commit and run a nonprofit that investigates cases for other wrongly convicted prisoners.

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First Look -- Barr says Trump didn't influence his decision in Stone case -- Attorney General William Barr's intervention in the case of Trump ally Roger Stone continues to raise questions. Although wary of prolonging the Ukraine inquiry, Democrats aren't letting up on the Justice Department.

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First Look -- In two years, Florida 'red flag' gun law used 3,500 times -- Since the 2018 Parkland school shooting, the "red flag" law allowing judges to remove firearms from anyone deemed dangerous is being used at an accelerating pace in Florida. But the use of the law remains inconsistent and critics argue it violates the Second Amendment.

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First Look -- Trump cuts $3.8 billion from military to fund wall construction -- President Donald Trump's cut in military funding has heightened tensions with members of Congress on both sides of the aisle who oppose the use of military funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. National security and jobs are at risk, they say.

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Bloomberg bets old rules of politics no longer apply. He may be right. -- Bypassing early states while blanketing airwaves elsewhere, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to chart a new path to the presidency.

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Politics Watch -- Why a Bloomberg nomination has long concerned Team Trump -- In August 2018, Trump insider Corey Lewandowski told a Monitor Breakfast that Michael Bloomberg would be the president's strongest reelection foe. He cited Mr. Bloomberg's money and outsider status.

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After New Hampshire, minority voters could reshape Democratic race -- After Iowa and New Hampshire, candidates head to states where they have to appeal to a more racially diverse group of voters.

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What does justice look like for president's friends and foes? -- This week, the Department of Justice reduced its sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone, a Trump ally, after the president criticized it as unfair.

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Palestinians protest Trump plan at UN, but has world moved on? -- At the U.N., Palestinians found that reservations about the U.S. peace plan do not now translate into a willingness to oppose President Trump.

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First Look -- Hate speech spreads: FBI adds white supremacy as 'national threat' -- White supremacy propaganda has increased in the U.S. by 120% since last year, according to a new study. The FBI is responding to the rise in racially motivated violent threats.

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First Look -- Judicial independence? Why DOJ lawyers quit Roger Stone case -- Four attorneys on the Roger Stone prosecution team quit after the U.S. Justice Department made a rare intervention on behalf of President Trump's ally. The move raises questions about judicial independence. Stone was convicted of witness tampering and lying to Congress.

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First Look -- N.H. vote: Sanders edges Buttigieg as Klobuchar finishes third -- Sen. Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary vote, but Mr. Sanders and Pete Buttigieg won the same number of delegates. Sen. Amy Klobuchar was close behind. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden got no delegates.

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