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Many Of Nation's Mayors Receptive To Obama's Ideas On Reducing Gun Violence

The Obama administration pushed forward on its agenda of legislative and executive action to fight gun violence on Thursday. Vice President Joe Biden addressed the U.S. Conference of Mayors, who were a receptive audience.
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House Republican Retreat Focuses On Strategies For Rebuilding

House Republicans have left Washington, D.C., and reconvened three hours south, just outside Williamsburg, Va., for a closed-door retreat. They've heard from pollsters about why the public doesn't like them. Now they'll hear from consultants about how to woo women and minorities. David Welna talks to Audie Cornish.
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U.S. Formally Recognizes Somali Government For First Time In 20 Years

The U.S. formally recognized the Somali government for the first time in 20 years on Thursday when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mahamud at the State Department. Hassan is the first permanent Somali president since 1991 and faces a daunting task of rebuilding a nation torn by conflict and Islamist insurgencies.
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Beleaguered American Airlines Looks For A Fresh Start With New Look

American Airlines unveiled the first change to its logo and the look of its planes since 1968 on Thursday.
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Kansas Bets On Tax Cuts To Spur Economic Growth

The economy has been growing in Kansas, but the state's budget is still projected to be in the red next fiscal year. A tax cut passed last year is aimed at growing the economy, but it's predicted that there will be a significant shortfall first.

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