Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) talks to reporters after attending the weekly Senate Republicans policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol January 7, 2020 in Washington, D.C.
"The Senate must act so we can prevent tragedies like this from happening again."
Julia Conley, staff writer
"Killing has no place in our National Wildlife Refuges."
Julia Conley, staff writer
"Republicans in the U.S. Congress—what are you waiting for?"


Stop Gun Violence
Less than a month after just one mass shooting, New Zealand's Parliament voted 119-1 Wednesday to ban most military style assault rifles and semiautomatic weapons in the most sweeping changes to the country's gun laws in decades. The measure, passed after a white supremacist killed 50 people and wounded dozens more at two mosques in Christchurch, also includes a buyback program of existing weapons; lawbreakers can face a prison term of up to five years. During an expedited debate that swooped...