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President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Dec. 18, 2013.

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President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Dec. 18, 2013.

Obama’s Year-End News Conference

Has this president got something to talk about today, or what? Never mind Obamacare and the admittedly “fumbled” rollout of the HealthCare.Gov website that only served to confirm the warnings of the Republican opponents of the president’s signature health-care law...

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama observe a moment of silence, honoring the 26 students and teachers killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in the Map Rom of the White House in Washington, DC on December 14, 2013.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama observe a moment of silence, honoring the 26 students and teachers killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in the Map Rom of the White House in Washington, DC on December 14, 2013.

Obama, Newtown’s Sense of Resolve: ‘We Must Change’

Updated at 11:15 am EST One year ago today, 20 first-grade schoolchildren and six of their educators died in a wanton attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. One year later, the nation has done nothing about it....

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A Liberator pistol next to the 3D printer on which its components were made.

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A Liberator pistol next to the 3D printer on which its components were made.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 10

That’s how many years the extension on the federal ban against weapons that can evade metal detectors will last. In a capital where leaders have been unable to agree on any significant gun controls in the year since the shooting...

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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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Volunteers place grave markers on the National Mall as over 3,300 crosses, stars of David, and other religious symbols are placed to remember those affected by gun violence, on April 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Volunteers place grave markers on the National Mall as over 3,300 crosses, stars of David, and other religious symbols are placed to remember those affected by gun violence, on April 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Americans Split Over New Gun Laws, Poll Shows

A year after 20 children and six adults were gunned down at a Connecticut elementary school, Americans are roughly divided over stricter gun control laws, according to a poll out today. The CNN/ORC International Survey showed 50 percent of respondents...

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) during a confirmation hearing for Nominee for the Federal Reserve Board Chairman Janet Yellen before Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Nov. 14, 2013.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) during a confirmation hearing for Nominee for the Federal Reserve Board Chairman Janet Yellen before Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Nov. 14, 2013.

Manchin to Yellen Then: ‘Be Bold’ — Manchin to Yellen Today: ‘No’

Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia had a lot of nice things to say about Janet Yellen before voting against her today. The only Democrat to oppose her confirmation as Federal Reserve chair had this to say 15 days ago after a...

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Flags fly at half-staff as ordered by President Barack Obama following a deadly shooting Monday at the Washington Navy Yard, on Sept. 17, 2013, in Washington.

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Flags fly at half-staff as ordered by President Barack Obama following a deadly shooting Monday at the Washington Navy Yard, on Sept. 17, 2013, in Washington.

Navy Yard Post Mortem Poll: Mental Health More Worrisome than Guns

It could be the stunning details about the mental state of the man who opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard this week, killing 12 others before the police felled him, that is tipping the scale against “easy access to...

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People come out from a building with their hands up after a shooting happened at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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People come out from a building with their hands up after a shooting happened at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013 in Washington, DC.

White House: Mass Shootings Not ‘New Normal’ — What is Then?

Mass shootings are not “the new normal.” At least not in President Barack Obama’s eyes, the White House press secretary says. “He doesn’t accept this as the new normal,” Jay Carney told reporters today. The shooting deaths of 12 people...

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Miniature crosses are displayed to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings at Clement Park in this April 20, 2009 file photo in Littleton, Colorado.

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Miniature crosses are displayed to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings at Clement Park in this April 20, 2009 file photo in Littleton, Colorado.

Columbine Victim’s Father: ‘Enough’

Almost a year after the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary schoolhouse shootings that claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and six educators, and 14 years after the massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado that claimed a dozen teenagers’ lives — the...

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