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Why A Semi-Automatic Rifle Owner Supports Stricter Gun Laws

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'The Hot Sardines' Album: French Fries & Champagne

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A Grisly, Humorous Dissection Of Morality In 'Anatomy Theatre'

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Novelist Chris Cleave On 'Brexit': 'We've Just Shot Ourselves In Both Feet'

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Chicago Energized By Naitonal Gun Control Reform Movement

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Boris Johnson, the former mayor of London and a leading proponent for Britain's departure from the EU, holds a press conference in London on Friday. Johnson is considered a leading contender to replace Prime Minister David Cameron, who announced Friday that he will be stepping down by October

Boris Johnson: London's Ex-Mayor Could Be Britain's Next Prime Minister

He's a crazy-haired populist who was born in New York and nearly split his conservative party, but appears to have come out on top.

He's wealthy, but appeals to working-class voters. He's tough on immigration, and keen to point out President Obama's Kenyan heritage. Lots of people call him by his first name only. He once starred on TV.

He's not Donald Trump.

He's Boris Johnson, who was the mayor of London until he stepped down last month. Now he could become the United Kingdom's next prime minister.

People at the Leave.EU campaign's referendum party at Millbank Tower in London react to a regional EU referendum result on Thursday.

Brexit: What's Race Got To Do With It?

On Thursday night, the votes poured in: After months of debate, the United Kingdom officially voted to leave the European Union in a referendum nicknamed "Brexit."

Donald Verrilli speaks outside the Supreme Court in Washington after arguments about the death penalty on Jan. 7, 2008. He became solicitor general in 2011.

The Man Who Argued Health Care For Obama Looks Back As He Steps Down

As the U.S. Supreme Court heads into the homestretch of its current term, Donald Verrilli, the federal government's chief advocate, will not be there.

After five years as solicitor general, he is turning over the reins to his successor, leaving a job he describes as "reaching the mountaintop" of American law.

Personality Tests Are Popular, But Do They Capture The Real You?

Twelve years ago, I tried to drive a stake into the heart of the personality-testing industry. Personality tests are neither valid nor reliable, I argued, and we should stop using them — especially for making decisions that affect the course of people's lives, like workplace hiring and promotion.

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