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A woman smokes a joint at a pro-marijuana '4/20' celebration in front of the state capitol building April 20, 2010 in Denver, Colorado.

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A woman smokes a joint at a pro-marijuana '4/20' celebration in front of the state capitol building April 20, 2010 in Denver, Colorado.

Conflicting Marijuana Laws to Be Focus of Senate Hearing

From Bloomberg Government’s Congress Tracker blog Attorney General Eric Holder and Deputy Attorney General James Cole have been invited to testify next month at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on conflicts between state and federal marijuana laws. Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy, the panel’s...

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Gun show goers look at various assault-style weapons at the Nation's Gun Show in Chantilly, Virginia.

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Gun show goers look at various assault-style weapons at the Nation's Gun Show in Chantilly, Virginia.

Background Checks for Gun-Buyers: Poll Finds Overwhelming Support

More than nine in 10 Americans favor mandatory background checks for purchases at gun shows,  according to a poll out today. The ABC News/Washington Post survey showed 91 percent supporting such checks, with 8 percent opposing them. Making illegal gun...

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A person uses a cell phone to photograph assault style weapons before a press conference on Capitol Hill on Jan. 24, 2013.

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A person uses a cell phone to photograph assault style weapons before a press conference on Capitol Hill on Jan. 24, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 39

That’s how many current senators were serving in the Senate when it sought nine years ago to extend a ban on certain semiautomatic “assault weapons.” In March 2004, the Senate voted 52-47 for a 10-year extension of a ban on...

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Retired NASA astronaut and Navy Capt. Mark Kelly, right, and his wife, shooting victim and former Rep. Gabby Giffords arrive for a Senate Judiciary Committee followed by Chairman Patrick Leahy and ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley before hearing about gun control on Capitol Hill on Jan. 30, 2013.

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Retired NASA astronaut and Navy Capt. Mark Kelly, right, and his wife, shooting victim and former Rep. Gabby Giffords arrive for a Senate Judiciary Committee followed by Chairman Patrick Leahy and ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley before hearing about gun control on Capitol Hill on Jan. 30, 2013.

Giffords on Gun Control: ‘Time is Now’

“The time is now.” The words of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, who was grievously wounded in a gunman’s attack in Tucson in2011, appearing today at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “You must act,” Giffords told the...

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