News April 17, 2013

New York Times: Background Checks in Peril as Reid Backs Gun Curbs

Nevada Senator Harry Reid, the majority Senate leader, said today that he would vote for a ban on assault weapons, breaking his long ties to the NRA. He said that there needs to be a balance between the right to have a weapon, and the right for every child in America to be safe. This changes the gun debate and the outcome is now very unsure.

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New York Times: Secret Service Cites Suspicious Material in Letter to Obama

A suspicious envelope addressed to President Obama was intercepted by the secret service yesterday. The envelope which is now being tested for suspicious substances, looked similar to a letter addressed to a Republican Senator that tested positive for ricin. 

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