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Senate to vote on first steps in gun control debate

Senate to vote on first steps in gun control debateThe U.S. Senate will vote today whether to begin debate on a package of new gun regulations.

Pacific Commander: U.S. Can Intercept North Korean Missiles

Pacific Commander: U.S. Can Intercept North Korean MissilesThe commander of the U.S. Pacific Command said Tuesday that American forces currently have the ability to intercept a North Korean ballistic missile.

North Korea To Shut Jointly Run Factories, May Test Missile

North Korea To Shut Jointly Run Factories, May Test MissileMonday's developments on the Korean Peninsula, where tensions have been running even higher than usual in recent weeks:

Former British Prime Minister Thatcher Dies

Former British Prime Minister Thatcher DiesMargaret Thatcher, who as British prime minister in the 1980s became known as the "Iron Lady" for her tough economic policies, her partnership with President Reagan in standing up to communism and the short war with Argentina over the Falklands, has died.

U.N. passes global arms treaty that faces opposition in Senate

Fifty countries will need to ratify the treaty. In the United States, only the Senate does so, and because of the magnitude of these treaties, they require 67 votes.

Outside group targets Begich on immigration

Outside group targets Begich on immigrationThe group Numbers USA aims to “educate voters” in states with senators who could play a pivotal role in the coming immigration debate.

North Korea Moves Missile, Threatens To Close Factories Used By South

North Korea Moves Missile, Threatens To Close Factories Used By SouthHere are Thursday's developments in the latest round of provocative moves by the communist state.

U.N. Approves Treaty To Regulate Multibillion-Dollar Global Arms Trade

U.N. Approves Treaty To Regulate Multibillion-Dollar Global Arms TradeThe United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the first U.N. treaty to regulate the estimated $60 billion global arms trade on Tuesday.

Once Again, Polls Show Attitudes Toward Guns Returning To Pre-shooting Levels

Once Again, Polls Show Attitudes Toward Guns Returning To Pre-shooting LevelsWith the Senate soon to vote on initiatives including expanded background checks of gun purchasers and increased penalties for gun trafficking, a scan through data from polls about gun laws underscores how attitudes for the most part seem to be close to pre-Newtown levels.

A State Apart And, Politically, A World Away

A State Apart And, Politically, A World AwayOn a wide variety of issues — gay marriage, tax policy, implementing Obamacare, the death penalty — states are moving in polar opposite directions from one another.