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The aftermath of Aurora

In the wake of the chaos, everything from film violence to gun control is being talked about and looked at from different angles throughout the country.

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Heat ray weapon a threat to collective action?

Though originally intended for the Afghanistan War, it could soon be headed to the U.S., under the guise of a "riot control device."

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Gun rights activists on losing streak?

Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions stated that the Second Amendment allows people the right to own guns unconnected to military service. But those developments may have been reinterpreted in lower courts, leading to a slight losing streak for gun activists.

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New START ratified, 71-26

The 71-26 vote marked a significant foreign policy achievement for the Obama administration during the lame-duck Congressional session.

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New START hangs in the balance

Senate Republicans appeared increasingly determined to use the nuclear treaty as a political football in their drive to block all possible administration initiatives.

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Hiroshima Day message: Ban all nukes

The United States "is responsible for the greatest act of terrorism in the history of the world, the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki." So said Veterans for Peace activist, David Jenkins, during a candlelight vigil August 8.

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Hiroshima Day vigil calls for nuclear abolition

Marking the 65th year since the first atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, vigils were held on the New Haven Green at time the bombs were dropped on August 6 and 9.

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Peace activists say Obama’s nuclear policy a good start

President Obama introduced a new nuclear weapons policy Tuesday with the aim of reducing nuclear weapons and a promise that America would no longer build them.

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U.S., Russia readying pact to slash nuclear weapons

The U.S. and Russia are close to an agreement that will make major cuts in their nuclear stockpiles. It is seen as a step in the direction of complete nuclear disarmament.

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