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Obama unveils $500M gun violence package, signs 23 executive actions

Updated: 01/16/2013 - Without waiting for Congress, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a sweeping $500 million program to curb gun violence, setting up a fight over universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting.

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NRA targets Obama's children in controversial new ad

Updated: 01/16/2013 - The National Rifle Association has posted a new video on its website calling President Obama “an elitist hypocrite” for dismissing the group’s suggestion to put armed guards in schools while his own daughters have Secret Service protection.

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Obama to unveil gun violence measures Wednesday

Posted: 01/16/2013 - President Barack Obama's broad effort to reduce gun violence will include proposed bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines as well as more than a dozen executive orders aimed at circumventing congressional opposition to stricter gun control.

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AP Poll: Majority want gun controls

Posted: 01/16/2013 - Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month's deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games, movies and TV shows, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

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Walker to speak at conservative group's meeting

Posted: 01/16/2013 - Walker is just one of several prominent speakers scheduled to appear at the Conservative Political Action Conference organized by the American Conservative Union between March 14 and March 16.

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Merry Mulch drop-off ends Sunday

Posted: 01/15/2013 - If you're still hanging on to the holiday spirit by keeping up your Christmas tree, time's running out to donate your tree to the Merry Mulch program.

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