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Democrats Side With Obama's Gun Control Proposal

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Within minutes of President Obama unveiling his new gun control proposal, many Republicans rejected the plan in its entirety. Virginia Democratic Rep. Jim Moran says the president needs to borrow a page from his own re-election campaign.

"You go back to the grassroots," says Moran. "You work from the bottom up, the people within individual congressional districts."

Virginia Democrat Bobby Scott supports the president's new measure, but says the debate needs to be broadened to address tragedies that often don't make headlines.

"Specifically, we also have to make recommendations to address violence generally, and that must be done with a comprehensive approach," he says.

Both sides of the gun debate are deploying lobbyists on Capitol Hill, and most aren't expecting this Congress to make any drastic changes to the nation's gun laws.

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In 'Porcelain,' Moby Searches For Validation And Finds Unlikely Success

The electronic musician's new memoir traces his journey from Connecticut suburbs to New York City raves. It's a tale of dance clubs, DJs and Manhattan in the 1990s full of self-deprecating humor.
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To Survive The Bust Cycle, Farmers Go Back To Business-School Basics

Farming is entering its third year on the bust side of the cycle. Major crop prices are low while expenses like seed, fertilizer and land remain high. That means getting creative to succeed.
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Power Plant Fight In Prince George's County

A predominantly African American community in rural Prince George's County recently filed a federal civil rights complaint in response to plans to build a third power plant in one town, and fifth in the region.

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Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

The New York Times says entrepreneur Peter Thiel confirms he has been bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury award to Hogan of $140 million over publication of a sex tape.

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