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New York The First State To Pass Gun Control Measures After Newtown Shootings

New York is the first state to pass new gun control laws since the tragic shootings in Newtown, Conn., just over a month ago. Supporters hailed the regulations as the toughest in the nation. But the speed with which the law came together left gun rights advocates livid.
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Florida's Python Hunt Aims To Put Dent In Population Of The Invasive Species

Audie Cornish talks to humorist Dave Barry about Florida's so-called "Python Challenge." It was dreamed up by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The "challenge" is a month-long contest with the mission of raising public awareness about Burmese pythons.
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House Republicans Say They Won't Raise The Debt Ceiling Without Spending Cuts

Robert Siegel talks to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash), the new House Republican Conference Chair. She talks about her reaction to President Obama's comments about the debt ceiling.
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Did Prosecutors Go Too Far In Swartz Case?

Criticism is raining down on prosecutors in Massachusetts after the suicide of computer genius Aaron Swartz. His family says Swartz, who was facing trial on wire and computer fraud charges, was the victim of Justice Department overreach. But legal experts say the case is more complicated than that.
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Another George Bush Plans To Try His Hand At Politics

George Prescott Bush, 36, has announced he is running for office in Texas. The grandson of the first President Bush, nephew of the second, and son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has already raised nearly $1.4 million. Now he just has to decide what job he's campaigning for.
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Don't Be Fooled By New York; Gun Control Faces Long Odds In States, Too

If you didn't know any better, you might think that even if new gun control proposals from President Obama become stalled in Washington's gridlock, the states will rush in to fill the void. A few states might, but don't expect a national trend.
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'NRA Practice Range' App Sparks Outrage, Questions

Released one month after the mass shooting at a school in Connecticut, the app has angered many. So far, neither the NRA nor the company that developed the app have commented.
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Newtown Prompts Gun Buybacks, But Do They Work?

Last month's school shootings in Connecticut have prompted communities large and small to hold gun buybacks. On the surface, they seem to have been a success, with record numbers of firearms recovered in some cities. But experts say such programs have limited value in reducing gun violence.

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