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From the Vault: Debating the Assault Weapons Ban in 2004

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The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown one-year ago renewed debate about gun control, but legislation requiring background checks on gun purchases failed to pass the Senate. In 2004, as the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban was set to expire, Congress debated renewing the ban on semiautomatic rifles.Gebe Martinez of The Houston Chronicle explained why Congress chose to let the 10-year ban expire.

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The State of YOUR Union

Do average Americans outside the Capitol think the state of the union is strong?

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Town Hall: June 29, 2012

Gwen Ifill hosts an immigration electronic town hall with PBS Stations in AZ and CA.

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Remembering 9/11

Washington Week looks back on the day that changed America.

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