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Obama wants focus on gun violence victims - both civilians and police

October 28, 2015
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
President Obama met Tuesday with families of slain police officers while in Chicago to try to persuade law enforcement officials to work more closely with communities they police.
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Hillary Clinton Preps for Possible Biden Campaign, Public Opinion on Gun Control, ISIS Backlash in Russia, & Death Penalty at the Supreme Court

October 9, 2015
Hillary Clinton insists she’s not looking into Joe Biden, a survey shows that majority of Americans believe in stricter gun control laws, Putin’s potential backlash from ISIL, and the possible resurrection of the death penalty controversy within the Supreme Court.
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Clinton says she would impose stricter controls on sales at gun shows

October 5, 2015
Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is pledging tighter controls on the sale of firearms at gun shows if she is elected, and she says she would go around Congress if necessary.
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Joe Biden's unfinished quest: gun control

October 5, 2015
Jeff Zeleny | CNN
The latest American mass shooting -- this time, at an Oregon college -- offered a grim reminder for Joe Biden: How little has changed since Sandy Hook.

Oregon Shooting Renews Push For Gun Laws, Republican House Leadership Shakeup and Russian Airstrikes in Syria

October 2, 2015
Another school in shooting in Oregon, Republicans prepare to elect a new House Speaker, and Russia begins airstrikes in Syria,
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Obama on mass shooting: ‘Somehow, this has become routine’

October 2, 2015
Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
President Obama said Thursday evening that the "routine" nature of mass shootings in America will continue unless the country's politics changes.
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When a shooter’s violent video goes viral

August 27, 2015
A shocking, televised murder in Virginia has provoked a wide array of questions about the shooter and how horrific images go viral online. Gwen Ifill speaks with Deborah Potter of NewsLab, Lance Ulanoff, chief correspondent and editor-at-large at Mashable, and Barry Rosenfeld of Fordham University.
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Obama Transformed

July 1, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
The remarkable week that roused the president from dejection and inspired a stirring call to action.
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