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5 common reasons lawmakers don't change gun laws

John Moore/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In the wake of another deadly mass shooting, politicians, victims, and advocates are calling for reforms to America’s gun laws – but proposals to expand background checks or ban certain types of guns typically don’t get very far. Here’s a look at five common reasons lawmakers say they don’t support such efforts and some facts behind …

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Attorney general in hot seat again after new Trump tweet

Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is once again going after Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Twitter, demanding to know why the Justice Department has not done more to investigate President Obama. In recent days, Trump has repeatedly tried to shift attention to how President Obama handled Russia interference in the 2016 election. And this is hardly the first …

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Former Trump adviser Sam Nunberg expected to meet with special counsel team

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Former Trump campaign staffer Sam Nunberg is expected to meet with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team on Thursday in Washington, according to a source with knowledge. Nunberg spoke on the record about the Trump campaign in Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.” Before the book published, leaked passages showed Nunberg quoted as …

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Pentagon expected to make recommendation on transgender troops this week

Creatas/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Defense Secretary James Mattis will make his private recommendation to President Donald Trump this week on how to address military service by transgender individuals. The deadline was originally Feb. 21, as outlined in an August presidential memorandum. But the Pentagon acknowledged on Wednesday that the recommendation will be made sometime this week. Trump tweeted last July that he …

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Democrats flip deep red Kentucky House seat, but Republicans still control chamber

iStock/Thinkstock(FRANKFORT, Ky.) — Democrats celebrated another state legislative victory Tuesday night, reclaiming a Kentucky State House seat where President Donald Trump received 72 percent of the vote in the 2016 presidential election. Linda Belcher won the special election in Kentucky’s 49th House of Representatives district over her Republican opponent Rebecca Johnson, the widow of former state Rep. Dan Johnson, who …

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Rev. Billy Graham was counsel to twelve US presidents

David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Rev. Billy Graham preached to millions of people around the world, but he was especially known for counseling U.S. presidents. He sat with many of them — from Harry Truman to Barack Obama, and even met Donald Trump before his presidential run. Graham had extraordinary access to the White House over the years …

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The Rev. Billy Graham was counsel to twelve US presidents

David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Rev. Billy Graham preached to millions of people around the world, but he was especially known for counseling U.S. presidents. He sat with many of them — from Harry Truman to Barack Obama, and even met Donald Trump before his presidential run. Graham had extraordinary access to the White House over the years …

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Gabby Giffords rolls out anti-gun ad attacking Florida governor

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Former congresswoman and mass shooting survivor Gabby Giffords is calling out Florida Gov. Rick Scott over his inaction on gun violence and ties to the National Rifle Association a week after 17 people were killed in a school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Giffords rolled out an ad campaign against the governor on Tuesday, including what she …

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Which lawmakers got the most NRA money?

United States Congress(WASHINGTON) — Last week’s shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school that left 17 dead and 14 wounded has once again brought the debate over gun control to the forefront. This time, the school’s students are taking the lead in demanding change at both the local level and in Washington. Critics, however, argue that pro-gun campaign money has …

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Trump tweet 'not necessarily' linking shooting to Russia investigation: Sanders

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has walked back President Donald Trump’s tweet from last weekend suggesting the FBI could have prevented the Parkland high school shooting if it hadn’t been so focused on the Russia investigation. On Friday, the FBI said it failed to follow up on a tip about the Parkland shooter. And Tuesday, when …

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