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President Obama Pushes to Increase Gun Buyer Background Checks

January 5, 2016
Pete Williams, Jon Schuppe | NBC News
President Barack Obama directed federal agencies Monday to carry out a series of steps to reduce gun violence, including measures to restrict sales by unlicensed dealers -- sometimes called the gun show loophole.
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San Bernardino Shooters Discussed Jihad in 2013 Before Engagement

December 10, 2015
Pete Williams | NBC News
FBI Director James Comey said today that Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik spoke online about martyrdom but Farook's communications were not being monitored at the time.
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Supreme Court Leaves Assault Weapons Ban Intact

December 7, 2015
Pete Williams | NBC News
The U.S. Supreme Court Monday handed a legal victory to advocates of banning firearms commonly known as assault weapons.
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A Political Reality Check on Gun Control

December 5, 2015
Reid Wilson | Morning Consult
In the aftermath of yet another mass shooting, gun control advocates once again called for “common sense” measures to restrict access to deadly weapons.

California Shooters Linked to ISIS, Pentagon Opens All Combat Roles to Women and Why 2016 Polls Don't Matter Yet

December 4, 2015
FBI investigating "act of terrorism," military opens all jobs to women and 2016 politics
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FBI investigating California shooting as "an act of terrorism"

December 4, 2015
The FBI is now saying they are investigating the shooting in ‎San Bernardino, California, on Wednesday that left 14 dead and 21 injured as "an act of terrorism."
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New info on shooters' terror ties surfaces

December 4, 2015
Pete Williams | NBC News
A clearer picture of Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, the two attackers in the San Bernardino shootings, is emerging, including their possible ties to terror and an arsenal of weapons. Investigators say they tried to cover their electronic tracks before the shooting, including damaging their computers and cellphones. NBC justice correspondent Pete Williams reports for TODAY.
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