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Tougher restrictions on guns

The issue: In recent years, America has had many scenes of mass shootings. The campus of Virginia Tech. A shopping center in Tucson, Ariz. A…

Religion news in brief

Philly judge defends church official’s trial, landmark conviction for child endangerment PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge is defending her decisi…

Republicans tout cuts in House spending

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans say spending for House operations has dropped by more than $200 million since they took control three years ag…

Talks on bill to ease FAA furloughs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Democrats in Congress are voicing support for a measure to roll back budget cuts that led to delays for airline passen…