DAY'S END ROUND-UP

FROM THE BLOGS:

Not for turning
The Wall Street Journal's editorial board praises the life and legacy of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who passed away earlier today.

Why Republicans don't fear public opinion on guns
The Washington Post's Greg Sargent says that many Americans are not aware of the fact that guns can be obtained without going through a background check.

'There are now states where it's not safe to be a woman'
The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel argues that new anti-abortion measures in states like North Dakota and Arkansas are too harsh.

When naivete clashes with the real world: North Korea proves benefits of missile defense
The Foundry's Michaela Dodge writes that North Korea's string of provocative actions demonstrates why having a strong missile defense system is critical.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

White House dodges questions on Beyonce, Jay-Z trip to Cuba 
The legality of the Hollywood couple's tourist trip to Cuba has come under some scrutiny, The Hill's Pete Kasperowicz reports.

Senate confirms White to lead SEC
The former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York was confirmed by unanimous consent, The Hill's Peter Schroeder reports.

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