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Percentage of US college students who have a better opinion of conservatives after their first year:

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“Weather #6,” a photograph by Rosemary Laing, whose work was on view earlier this month with Galerie Lelong & Co. at Dallas Art Fair, in Dallas. © Rosemary Laing. Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co., New York City

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US president Donald Trump, who recently announced that “very soon” the United States would be “coming out of Syria,” launched the largest Western military intervention in Syria since the start of the country’s seven-year civil war.[1][2] The United States struck a scientific research center and two chemical weapons facilities with dozens of $1.4 million Tomahawk missiles that Trump described as “nice and new and smart.”[3][4][5] Following the strike, Russia claimed that 71 US missiles had been preemptively shot down; Syrian president Bashar al-Assad was reported to be in a “good mood”; Russia’s defense ministry alleged that a chemical weapons attack …

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Malouinière de la Chipaudière, a painting by Jane Irish, whose work is on view this week at Locks Gallery, in Philadelphia. Courtesy the artist and Locks Gallery, Philadelphia

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Searching for closure in Veracruz 

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"Gun owners have long been the hypochondriacs of American politics. Over the past twenty years, the gun-rights movement has won just about every battle it has fought; states have passed at least a hundred laws loosening gun restrictions since President Obama took office. Yet the National Rifle Association has continued to insist that government confiscation of privately owned firearms is nigh. The NRA’s alarmism helped maintain an active membership, but the strategy was risky: sooner or later, gun guys might have realized that they’d been had. Then came the shootings at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, and at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, followed swiftly by the nightmare the NRA had been promising for decades: a dedicated push at every level of government for new gun laws. The gun-rights movement was now that most insufferable of species: a hypochondriac taken suddenly, seriously ill."

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