Per Mihir Zaveri- People under 21 are no longer able to buy semiautomatic assault rifles in Washington as of Jan 1. It is the first of several new state measures intended to reduce gun violence. The National Rifle Association has already filed suit.
Congressional leaders, including Representative Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer, met with President Trump to discuss border security. Ms. Pelosi said Democrats will put forth legislation to end the shutdown. (Published On Credit Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times.)
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North Korea’s top diplomat in Italy has gone into hiding, South Korea’s intelligence officials told lawmakers on Thursday.
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Congress is set to reconvene with no signs of a compromise to end a government shutdown affecting about a quarter of the U.S. government.
The hope on Wall Street is that the underlying economy of the United States is sound, that the recent selling will burn itself out and that stocks will resume their record-setting climb.
President Xi Jinping of China spoke about unification with Taiwan, saying he would “not rule out the use of force” against independence activists.
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The Dow jumped more than 500 points and was on track for its best day since March 26, 2018.
A program meant to exempt small oil refineries in financial distress from the U.S., has temporarily frozen.
Big technology stocks recover some of their recent losses, and retail and travel companies climb on the first full trading day of the holiday shopping season.