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Trump backs gun curbs opposed by NRA?

YOUNG WOMAN firing an AR-15. Walmart and Dick’s Sporting goods announced on Wednesday they would not sell firearms to anyone under the age of 21 (Flickr)

President Donald Trump on Wednesday indicated that he would support stricter changes to curb gun violence, measures opposed by the National Rifle Association.

According to the Associated Press, the president “appeared to support” expanded background checks, increased school security and raising the minimum age to purchase some firearms from 18 to 21.

Two major national retailers acted on the age issue on Wednesday. Walmart announced it would no longer sell firearms and ammunition to persons under the age of 21, and Dick’s Sporting Goods that it would no longer sell guns to people under the age of 21.

HOPE HICKS (WIkipedia).

Hicks resigning from White House post

Hope Hicks, the White House communications director who also served in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, announced her resignation on Wednesday.

Hicks, 29, admitted on Tuesday to an intelligence committee of the House of Representatives that she sometimes told “white lies” on behalf of the president, but not in relation to the ongoing investigation into Russian tampering with the election.


Supreme Court mulls political wear at voting booth

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments on the constitutionality of a Minnesota law prohibiting political speech, buttons and badges at polling places.

The case revolves around a case in 2010 where a man who wore a Tea Party T-shirt and a “Please ID Me” badge was turned away. He took the case to court, but lost in the lower courts, according to USA Today.

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