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West, Texas, Responds To Massive Plant Explosion

In the Texas town, of West, a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant leveled buildings for blocks in every direction. A nursing home was evacuated.
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Obama's Pressure Fails To Get Gun Measure Passed

President Obama delivered a scathing speech from the Rose Garden late Wednesday, in which he excoriated the Senate for failing to pass gun control legislation that would have required more thorough background checks for buyers of certain firearms.
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Surviving Doolittle Raiders To Hold Their Last Meeting

For years, the Doolittle Raiders have met to remember their World War II mission. They were the first to fly bombing raids over Tokyo. With few surviving members, they will meet for the last time this week.
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Marathon Bombing Shocks Clubs, Stores Devoted To Runners

Running is big in Boston which is home to one of the world's most famous marathons. Small shops that specialize in running shoes and gear line the route. One shop sits right at the finish line, where Monday's attack killed three people.
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Suspect Arrested In Poison-Laced Letters

The FBI has arrested a Mississippi man believed to be responsible for mailing three letters that, at least preliminarily, tested positive for the poison ricin. They were addressed to President Obama, Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi and a judge in Mississippi.
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Gun-Rights Groups Claim Victory On Rapid Series Of Votes

Senate Republicans and a small group of Democrats have teamed up to reject every major gun control proposal President Obama pushed since last December's shootings in Newtown, Ct. The proposals include expanded background checks, a ban on assault weapons and a limit on ammunition magazines.

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