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White House vows to help arm teachers and backs off raising age for buying guns

By Philip Rucker<p>, Reporter<p>The White House on Sunday vowed to help provide “rigorous firearms training” to some schoolteachers and formally endorsed a bill to tighten the federal background checks system, but it backed off President Trump’s earlier call to raise the minimum age to purchase some guns …

Guns

Everything you need to know about the federal government shutdown

<b>(CNN) —</b> Good morning! Your federal government is officially shut down. Wonder how it all affects you? We've got <b>everything you need to know</b> about it in this special Saturday edition of CNN's 5 Things newsletter. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox every …

National Parks

Trump Signed 96 Laws In 2017. Here Is What They Do And How They Measure Up

<b>Updated at 11:02 p.m. ET</b><p>When President Trump signed the $1.5 trillion tax cut bill on Friday at the White House, he made a bold claim — that his "legislative approvals" were off the charts. "No. 1 in the history of our country," he said, citing 88 as the number of bills he had signed into law.<p>The …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

3 Americans win Nobel Prize in medicine for uncovering the science behind our biological clocks

A trio of American scientists was awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for revealing the mechanisms of the cellular clock that regulates biological changes in complex organisms across a 24-hour span.<p>Working at Brandeis University in the 1980s, Jeffrey C. Hall and Michael Rosbash …

The Fed Is Wrong, Amazon Is Not Killing Inflation

After Amazon acquired Whole Foods (read here) for nearly $14 billion, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans said technology is disruptive and may be causing disinflation. Mr Evans implied that Amazon is killing inflation. I disagree with his conclusion because when you look at all …

Russia and Turkey, joined by Iran, announce intention to halt war in Syria

A gunman in Turkey killed Russia’s ambassador at a photo exhibit.<p>An AP photographer covering the Russian ambassador’s remarks captured his last moments.<p>By David Filipov<p>, Bureau chief<p>Erin Cunningham<p>, Middle East reporter<p>Kareem Fahim<p>, Bureau chief<p>MOSCOW — Turkish and Russian diplomats on Tuesday …

Middle East

77 Motivational Quotes That Will Give You Courage

It takes courage to live your life the way you want, especially when you're changing the world.<p>Every entrepreneur needs courage. It takes courage to quit your day job. It takes courage to start a business. It takes courage to remain flexible. It takes courage to pivot. It's fair to say that without …

14 Uncommon Habits That Contribute to Success

<i>What are some uncommon habits that contribute to success?</i><p><b>1. Sacrificing important things.</b> In the end, we all only have 24 hours in a day. To reach …