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A student pauses near a targets during a pistol class taught by King 33 Training at a shooting range on Feb. 24, 2013 in Wallingford, Connecticut.

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A student pauses near a targets during a pistol class taught by King 33 Training at a shooting range on Feb. 24, 2013 in Wallingford, Connecticut.

Connecticut Voters Back Gun Control, General Assembly Ready

This may come as little surprise, post-Newtown: Connecticut voters support stronger gun control measures by a 2 to 1 margin, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today. Among women, 75 percent want stronger gun laws, the poll shows. “The...

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Palestinians wave national flags during a gathering in the West Bank city of Jenin on Nov. 29, 2012 to support Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas who is heading to the United Nations General Assembly today with huge backing for his bid for UN recognition of statehood.

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Palestinians wave national flags during a gathering in the West Bank city of Jenin on Nov. 29, 2012 to support Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas who is heading to the United Nations General Assembly today with huge backing for his bid for UN recognition of statehood.

Rice Riled by Palestine Placard

Just because a United Nations name plate calls you a state, that doesn’t make you one. Still, at the world body, any entity, state or non-state can name itself. Following a largely symbolic vote in the UN’s 193-member General Assembly,...

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