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Supporters for gun rights gather outside the National Shooting Sports Foundation headquarters in Newtown, Conn., on March 28. Jessica Hill/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Gun Control Lobby Takes Note Of Opposition's Success

Momentum to pass tighter gun laws surged after the shootings in Newtown, Conn., a year ago. But a provision to expand background checks failed in the Senate. In that loss, gun control activists say they learned some important lessons from those who lobbied against them.

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Gun Control Lobby Takes Note Of Opposition's Success

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Pacific Northwest Suffers After China Bans Shellfish Imports

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In his music, Josh Garrels says, he tries to "peel back layers" of what it means to be a Christian. Sasha Arutyunova/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Christian Musician With More Questions Than Answers

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The Brazilian agricultural sector exported for a value of $94,590 million in 2011. One of its largest exports is soybeans, like these in Cascavel, Parana. Werner Rudhart/DPA /Landov hide caption

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More People Have More To Eat, But It's Not All Good News

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Crews work on a safe room for the new Plaza Towers Elementary school in Moore, Okla., behind crosses erected for the seven students who died in the May tornado. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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After Okla. Tornado's Devastation, A Search For Safety And Shelter

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Portrait Show Brings Photographer-Subject Encounters Into Focus

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