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Firearms salesman Nathan Williams at the Outdoorsman gun shop in Santa Fe, N.M., on Jan. 5. Since Donald Trump's election, background checks have fallen three straight months from year-ago levels. Morgan Lee/AP hide caption

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'Democrats Are Good For Gun Sales': Guess What Happened After Trump's Election

Donald Trump won the backing of the NRA and many gun owners by opposing limits to the Second Amendment's right to bear arms, but his election hasn't been good for the gun business.

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Will Using Artificial Intelligence To Make Loans Trade One Kind Of Bias For Another?

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Roman Nasirov (left, in orange), the suspended head of Ukraine's tax service, lies inside the defendant's cage during his court hearing in Kiev on March 5. He was first detained in a hospital, claiming illness. Nasirov is accused in an embezzlement scheme amounting to more than $70 million. NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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In Ukraine, Some Signs Of Progress In Uphill Battle Against Corruption

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Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst Kendrick Lamar
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The Massachusetts Civil Air Patrol and the 104th Fighter Wing participate in an alert scramble exercise at Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield, Mass. Master Sergeant Mark W. Fortin/U.S. Air Force hide caption

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If Trump Is Traveling And A Pilot Strays, Fighter Jets Will Follow

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Purple, Prose: The new book Nabokov's Favorite Word is Mauve subjects thousands of books to statistical analysis. NPR Multimedia/AP Photo hide caption

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'Nabokov's Favorite Word Is Mauve' Crunches The (Literary) Numbers

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John Lydon On Anarchy, Politics And 'Mr. Rotten's Songbook'

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In Turkey, Kurdish Singers Keep Traditional Music Alive

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Manuel Cuevas (left) is known for turning Johnny Cash into "the Man in Black." Photo courtesy of Morelia Cuevas hide caption

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This Country Music Tailor Is Known As 'The Rhinestone Rembrandt'

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'Democrats Are Good For Gun Sales': Guess What Happened After Trump's Election

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