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Dictionary.com Chooses ‘Existential’ as Word of the Year

NEW YORK — Climate change, gun violence, the very nature of democracy and an angsty little movie star called Forky helped propel “existential” to Dictionary.com’s word of the year. The choice reflects months of high-stakes threats and crises, real and ponde...
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NRA Sues San Francisco Over Terrorist Declaration

The National Rifle Association sued San Francisco on Monday over the city's recent declaration that the gun-rights lobby is a "domestic terrorist organization." "This action is an assault on all advocacy org...
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Congress Returns to McConnell’s Legislative ‘Graveyard’

WASHINGTON — Facing criticism that the Senate has become little more than what one member calls an "expensive lunch club," Congress returns for the fall session Monday with pressure mounting on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to address gun violence, el...

6-Year-Old Among 3 Killed in Gilroy Festival Shooting

GILROY — A 6-year-old boy described by his grandmother as always kind and happy was one of three people killed and at least 15 others injured when a gunman heard to be "really angry" opened fire during the closing moments of the Gilroy Garlic Festival. The ...