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Signs direct people to the office of the Firearms Registration Unit at the District's Metropolitan Police Department headquarters. (The Washington Times)

D.C. asks that gun-carrying restriction remain in effect

- The Washington Times

D.C. officials have asked a judge to let the city enforce a central element of its restrictive concealed-carry law — the requirement that handgun owners demonstrate a “good reason” for a permit to carry — while a lawsuit over the matter works its way through the federal court system.

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President Barack Obama listens as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks to members of the media during their meeting, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama's Asia trade deal faces mounting opposition in House

- The Washington Times

After a victory in the Senate, President Obama's push for a huge free-trade deal with Asia faces a higher hurdle in the House, where an unusual coalition of conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats oppose granting him more executive power.

Hudson Doty, 18, left,  and Grant Guzal, 17, right, walk along the bank of the Blanco River near the foundation and stilts of the Carey family home on Deer Crossing Lane, in Wimberley, Texas, on Monday, May 25, 2015. The Carey family and McComb family,  from Corpus Christi, Texas, have been missing since after their home was swept away by the Blanco River early Sunday morning.   (Rodolfo Gonzalez/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

12 missing after flooding in Texas sweeps away vacation home

- Associated Press

Recovery teams are set to resume looking for the 12 members of two families who authorities say are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream.

Adam Crapser, 40, who now has a wife and children including 1-year-old Christal, was adopted from South Korea when he was young, but his adoptive parents neglected to make him a U.S. citizen and re-homed him. (Associated Press)

Adoptees decry re-homing as states move to end practice

- The Washington Times

Adopted under false pretenses from Ethiopia in 2006, Tarikuwa Lemma was barely acclimated to America when her family "re-homed" her to relatives a few months later. It was "really humiliating," she testified to Maine lawmakers Thursday. Re-homing is "not right, not fair, not safe."

This undated colorized transmission electron micrograph image made available by the CDC shows an Ebola virus virion. For the first time, Ebola has been discovered inside the eyes of a patient months after the virus was gone from his blood, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday, May 7, 2015. (Frederick Murphy/CDC via AP)

A little good news about Ebola

- The Washington Times

The news from Africa and the Third World is seldom good, and much of the bad news is about disease born of ignorance, superstition and primitive sanitation, news dispatched by a media addicted to tales of unrelieved gloom, certain doom and inevitable disaster.