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Pictures of Newtown Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims are displayed as Senate Judiciary Committee chairperson Dianne Feinstein speaks during a hearing on 'The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013' at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, on February 27, 2013.

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Pictures of Newtown Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims are displayed as Senate Judiciary Committee chairperson Dianne Feinstein speaks during a hearing on 'The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013' at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, on February 27, 2013.

Connecticut Advances in Gun Laws, Rankings Show Year After Newtown

Connecticut, where an elementary school shooting left 20 children and six educators dead almost a year ago, now has the nation’s second strongest gun laws, according to a scorecard comparing state gun laws that will be released later today by...

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The Texas flag on a television screen while employees assemble Motorola Solutions Inc. Moto X smartphones at the Flextronics International Ltd. factory in Fort Worth, Texas.

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The Texas flag on a television screen while employees assemble Motorola Solutions Inc. Moto X smartphones at the Flextronics International Ltd. factory in Fort Worth, Texas.

‘Texas Won’ — Fight Over, Perry Says

The California versus Texas competition that Gov. Rick Perry has popularized this year is over and — surprise —  the Texas governor thinks the Lone Star state won. “The discussion is over. The debate is over. Texas won,” Perry said...

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A pamphlet for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, at the Metropolitan Family Health network in Jersey City, N.J. Photo by Andrew Burton / Getty Images

A pamphlet for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, at the Metropolitan Family Health network in Jersey City, N.J. Photo by Andrew Burton / Getty Images

Obamacare: 49,100 and Counting

Numbers have been hard to come by in the stumble-out of Obamacare. Bloomberg’s Alex Wayne in Washington has some. About 49,100 people have enrolled in Obamacare plans through 12 state-run insurance exchanges, according to a consulting company. Enrollment through Sunday...

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Gavin Newsom in San Francisco.

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Gavin Newsom in San Francisco.

‘Ready for Hillary’ Draws California Lt. Gov — 2008 Veteran

The fact that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hasn’t declared her future plans has proven to be no barrier to supporters who want her to run for president in 2016. The latest to sign up for a possible Clinton...

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A sombrero at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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A sombrero at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Hispanic, Latino, Either Way — Except in Texas

Don’t mess with the identity of Hispanics in Texas. It’s the one place, apparently, where Hispanic Americans prefer being called just that, rather than Latino, by a six-to-one margin. So notes the Pew Research Center, which posed this question to...

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Russian President Vladimir Putin with a hunting rifle in the Republic of Tuva in this August 2007 file photo.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin with a hunting rifle in the Republic of Tuva in this August 2007 file photo.

Arm-Wrestling with Putin: ‘Put Me Down in a Millisecond’ (with ‘Scooter’ Watching)

Vladimir Putin rode bareback for the cameras once. Shirtless, he cast his line into the water, and carried a scoped hunting rifle into the bush. Camouflage-shirted, he posed with a felled tiger. But in arm wrestling? Over the question of...

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Gavin Newsom, lieutenant governor of California, during the Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit in Half Moon Bay, California.

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Gavin Newsom, lieutenant governor of California, during the Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit in Half Moon Bay, California.

Newsom: While Brown’s Away, Lieutenant Plays Well — Though Patient

Fresh off a two-week stint as California’s acting governor, Gavin Newsom says he’s interested in leading the most-populousstate full-time — just not for a few years. Newsom, the 45-year-old lieutenant governor, says Gov. Jerry Brown, a fellow Democrat 30 years his senior,...

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Ro Khanna, an Indian-American lawyer who served as a deputy assistant secretary in the Commerce Department, talks with supporters at a restaurant in Milpitas, Calif., on Feb. 22, 2013.

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Ro Khanna, an Indian-American lawyer who served as a deputy assistant secretary in the Commerce Department, talks with supporters at a restaurant in Milpitas, Calif., on Feb. 22, 2013.

Sandberg, Mayer Help Fund California Challenger’s Campaign

Silicon Valley leaders including Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer are backing California Democrat Ro Khanna’s seven-figure bid to unseat a Democratic congressman. Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook Inc., donated $1,000 on June 14 and Mayer, the chief executive officer...

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Plaintiff couples Paul Katami, left, kisses Jeff Zarillo while Sandy Steier and Kris Perry stand nearby after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional at the Supreme Court, on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Plaintiff couples Paul Katami, left, kisses Jeff Zarillo while Sandy Steier and Kris Perry stand nearby after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional at the Supreme Court, on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Obama Invited to Gay Wedding: ‘OK’ to Couple on Courthouse Steps

Talk about a proposal. Paul Katami, a plaintiff in the legal challenge to California’s Proposition 8, wasted no time in making his intentions known after the Supreme Court issued a ruling today allowing gay marriage to be reinstated in California....

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