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- Biden urges Democrats to comply with demands to curb U.S. gun violenceLEESBURG, Virginia (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden urged fellow Democrats in the House of Representatives on Wednesday to comply with public demands for action to reduce gun violence. It is unclear which, if any, of Biden's gun-control recommendations Congress might approve, but the vice president said legislators have an obligation to do as m […]
- Arkansas Senate passes bill to make gun-permit records privateLITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled Arkansas state Senate approved a bill on Wednesday that would exempt from public disclosure the names and zip codes of gun owners, those with permits to carry concealed guns and permit applicants. The bill comes in response to the controversy late last year over a New York newspaper's decision […]
- Arizona woman says slain lover made her "feel like a prostitute"PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona woman charged with stabbing and shooting her lover to death - and whose graphic testimony has gripped viewers across the United States - described in court a relationship based around sex that left her feeling "like a prostitute." Lawyers for Jodi Arias, who could face the death penalty if convicted, argue she acted i […]
- Pastor apologizes for role in prayer vigil after Connecticut massacreNEW YORK (Reuters) - A Connecticut Lutheran pastor has apologized for participating in an interfaith prayer vigil for the 26 children and adults killed at a Newtown elementary school in December because his church bars its clergy from worshiping with other faiths. The December prayer vigil was attended by President Barack Obama, leaders from Christian, Musli […]
- CIA nominee to face questions on interrogations, drones and leaksWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's nominee to head the CIA, John Brennan, is expected to face tough questioning about leaks of sensitive information and U.S. spy activities from waterboarding to the use of drones when he appears at a Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday. President Barack Obama, on the eve of the hearing, directed the Jus […]