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Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, center, holds hands with her husband, Mark Kelly, while exiting Town Hall at Fairfield Hills Campus in Newtown, Conn. after meeting with Newtown  officials on Jan. 4, 2013.  Giffords also met with families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre.

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Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, center, holds hands with her husband, Mark Kelly, while exiting Town Hall at Fairfield Hills Campus in Newtown, Conn. after meeting with Newtown officials on Jan. 4, 2013. Giffords also met with families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre.

Giffords Gun-Control Packs Texan Cash: Trial Lawyers in for $1 Million

Steve and Amber Mostyn, wealthy Texas trial attorneys, said today that they are giving $1 million to help start the gun-control advocacy group formed by former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly. Steve Mostyn, one of...

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President Barack Obama speaks with Chief of Staff Jack Lew while waiting for Russian President Vladimir Putin to arrive for their bilateral meeting on June 18, 2012 in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico.

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President Barack Obama speaks with Chief of Staff Jack Lew while waiting for Russian President Vladimir Putin to arrive for their bilateral meeting on June 18, 2012 in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico.

Lew to Treasury: Word Tomorrow

President Barack Obama plans tomorrow to name White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew as his choice for Treasury secretary, replacing Timothy F. Geithner, a person familiar with the process said. Lew, 57, who also has served as director of...

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The cast of NBC's "1600 Penn."

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The cast of NBC's "1600 Penn."

Washington Daybook: `1600 Penn’

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, a Democrat, and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, a Republican, will discuss “State of States” addresses being delivered by fellow members of the National Governors Association at the National Press Club. The Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee...

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Israeli soldiers keep watch as Palestinian youths demonstrate next to the security fence on the Gaza border east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

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Israeli soldiers keep watch as Palestinian youths demonstrate next to the security fence on the Gaza border east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 50

That’s the percentage of Americans who say they sympathize with the Israelis over the Palestinians in the Middle East conflict, according to the Pew Research Center. Ten percent said they sympathize with the Palestinians, while 13 percent said neither. The...

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Space Shuttle Atlantis rolls down Kennedy Parkway on its way to its new home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.

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Space Shuttle Atlantis rolls down Kennedy Parkway on its way to its new home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.

NASA to Shed Old Shuttle Sites

With its shuttle fleet retired and on display at museums around the country, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is looking to shed its shuttle facilities and equipment. NASA is in talks with a handful of space companies and partnerships...

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington.

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington.

Political Disclosure on SEC Agenda

A coalition of groups pressing for disclosure of corporate political contributions said today that it is heartened by the Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision to include plans for a proposed rule on its agenda. “We congratulate the SEC for listening...

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Theodore "Ted" Strickland, former governor of Ohio, speaks at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Theodore "Ted" Strickland, former governor of Ohio, speaks at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Strickland Passes on Kasich Rematch

Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has decided not to seek a rematch against Republican Gov. John Kasich in 2014. Strickland, who lost a bid for re-election to Kasich by 77,127 votes out of 3.9 million cast in 2010, had been...

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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically injured two years ago when a gunman opened fired in Tucson, Arizona, and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly talk to Diane Sawyer about the need for changes in gun control laws and greater awareness of mental health issues on Jan. 5, 2013 in New York City.

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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically injured two years ago when a gunman opened fired in Tucson, Arizona, and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly talk to Diane Sawyer about the need for changes in gun control laws and greater awareness of mental health issues on Jan. 5, 2013 in New York City.

Tucson Two Years Later, Newtown: `Whose Child Has to Die Next?’

Two years after the Tucson, Arizona, shootings that critically injured former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, she and her husband are adding their voices to a movement for gun control. Big-city mayors are marking the anniversary with a TV ad tailored for...

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