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Study: Vast online market for guns has no checks

Study: Vast online market for guns has no checks

WASHINGTON - The marketplace for firearms on the Internet, where buyers are not required to undergo background checks, is so vast that advocates for stricter regulations now consider online sales a greater threat than the gun-show loophole.

August 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
President nominates GOP's James Comey to be new FBI director

President nominates GOP's James Comey to be new FBI director

WASHINGTON - President Obama on Friday formally nominated Republican James Comey to be the next FBI director, saying the former senior Justice Department official has "law enforcement in his blood" and touting his independence and integrity.

June 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Obama pitches Internet access for all US schools, libraries

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - President Obama journeyed to a high-tech middle school here Thursday to announce plans to expand broadband and wireless Internet access to each of the nation's schools and libraries.

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Obama invokes Newtown in plea for new gun laws

Obama invokes Newtown in plea for new gun laws

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - With his proposed gun regulations in serious jeopardy, President Obama delivered an impassioned and urgent plea here Monday evening for swift action, telling a state still shaken by the Newtown school massacre, "We've got to expect more from Congress."

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Bill to ban assault guns can't survive, Reid declares

WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday declared the effort to ban military-style assault weapons politically dead, a setback for President Obama and gun-control advocates who are pushing the Senate to move quickly on bills to limit gun violence.

March 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Arlen Specter, longtime US senator, dies

WASHINGTON - Former Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, one of the nation's most durable political figures who was known for his command of constitutional law, died of cancer on Sunday at his home in Philadelphia. He was 82.

October 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Gingrich calls Palestinians an ‘invented' people

WASHINGTON - Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich said in a cable TV interview that Palestinians are an "invented" people with no apparent right to their own state, a rejection of a decade of bipartisan U.S. foreign policy.

December 09, 2011 9:23 pmLoading…
GOP race quickly becomes 3-way contest

GOP race quickly becomes 3-way contest

WATERLOO, Iowa - A Republican presidential campaign that has been slow to take shape suddenly snapped into focus Sunday, with an unlikely three-person top tier of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Rep. Michele Bachmann and the newest entry, Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

August 15, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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