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U.S. President Barack Obama (3rd L) stands next to Vice President Joe Biden and family members of Newtown victims, during an event on commonsense measures to reduce gun violence, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, April 17, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

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Senate blocks gun-control legislation in blow to Obama

The Senate on Wednesday rejected a bipartisan plan to expand background checks for gun buyers, dealing a crippling blow to President Barack Obama's campaign to curb gun violence after the Newtown school massacre.


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