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Obama goes head-to-head with gun lobby

President Obama called on the American public to demand measures to curb gun violence.

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Walmart and gun makers, drivers of the right wing

 Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, is also the country's biggest seller of firearms and ammunition.

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Sandy Hook vigils mourn victims, vow action

Candlelight vigils were held nationwide mourning the victims of the Dec. 14 massacre. They promised hope for a national conversation and vows for action on mental health care and gun control.

How to rebuild after the violence in Conneticut

Once again violence has shattered a place of innocence, and an elementary school in Connecticut takes on the appearance of a battlefield.

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Jovan Belcher tragedy: Time to examine our gun culture

We need to look at a society that rewards ruthless competition while undermining cooperation and community.

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Windy City turns "war zone" from gun violence

The city once known for wind is now known for gun violence.

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Latina moms in Chicago: “We’re done crying!”

Except for one grandmother, the rest of the 20 or so women who patrol the streets around Davis Elementary School here every weekday are in their 20s and 30s.

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Youth march calls for jobs and end to violence

The young people, mainly high school students who organized the event, marched in front, holding pictures of the 29 youth in New Haven killed by violence this year.

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Occupy Oaklanders vigil for injured vet

On the evening of Oct. 27, over a thousand people held a vigil for Iraq veteran Scott Olsen, seriously hurt two days earlier when he was struck in the head by a police tear gas canister.

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Furious reaction to U.S. gun exporting scheme

Public opinion on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border is reacting angrily to a program called Operation Fast and Furious, through which the ATF deliberately allowed thousands of automatic weapons to be smuggled into Mexico

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