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A police car at the entrance of the Jewish Community Center after three were killed when a gunman opened fire on April 13, 2014 in Overland Park, Kansas.

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A police car at the entrance of the Jewish Community Center after three were killed when a gunman opened fire on April 13, 2014 in Overland Park, Kansas.

Holder Attending Kansas Memorial — As `Active Shooters’ on Rise

Attorney General Eric Holder will attend a memorial service tomorrow for three people slain Sunday at Jewish-affiliated facilities in Overland Park, Kansas, the Justice Department says. His visit comes a day after he urged Congress to pass $15 million in...

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President George W. Bush is pictured observing the path of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans from a window of Air Force One on Aug. 31, 2005.

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President George W. Bush is pictured observing the path of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans from a window of Air Force One on Aug. 31, 2005.

Navy Yard Like Katrina — And Now?

What is it about this photograph the evokes another president’s fly-by photograph? The image made by White House photographer Pete Souza pictures President Barack Obama receiving an update on the Washington Navy Yard shootings from FBI Director James Comey, to the...

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Steven Dorantes, right, is comforted following a funeral mass for his brother Rey on Jan. 18, 2013 in Chicago. Rey Dorantes, 14, died after being shot six times while he was sitting on the front porch of his home while talking on the phone on Jan. 11. Dorantes's murder was the 21st homicide recorded in Chicago for 2013, a city which saw more than 500 homicides in 2012.

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Steven Dorantes, right, is comforted following a funeral mass for his brother Rey on Jan. 18, 2013 in Chicago. Rey Dorantes, 14, died after being shot six times while he was sitting on the front porch of his home while talking on the phone on Jan. 11. Dorantes's murder was the 21st homicide recorded in Chicago for 2013, a city which saw more than 500 homicides in 2012.

Gun Violence in Obama’s Backyard: Chicago’s Problem is Emanuel’s

Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel will hold a midday news conference today with the city’s police chief, Superintendent Garry McCarthy. The two are almost certain to face questions about this month’s spiraling pace of murders in the nation’s third most populous...

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President Barack Obama attends a memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at Newtown High School in Newtown, Connecticut, on Dec. 16, 2012.

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President Barack Obama attends a memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at Newtown High School in Newtown, Connecticut, on Dec. 16, 2012.

Obama: `Surely We Can Do Better’

The children’s first names were known to their kin, to those who named them. And as President Barack Obama methodically spoke these names, his cadence was answered by the wailing cries of women from the auditorium’s front row, reserved for...

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President Barack Obama wipes his eye as he speaks about the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington.

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President Barack Obama wipes his eye as he speaks about the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington.

Obama, Tearful: Action Needed — and a Gun Control Rally Assembles

Updated at 4:30 pm EST We heard only a brief mention of politics today, as the president swept aside tears for the fallen children of Newtown, Connecticut. That mention, made in passing during President Barack Obama’s statement in the West...

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