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Consumers peruse items at a Virginia gun show.

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Key U.S. senators announce deal on background checks for gun buyers

A Democratic and a Republican senator said on Wednesday they had struck a deal to expand background checks for gun buyers, boosting prospects for passage in the U.S. Senate of at least some of President Barack Obama's gun-control proposals.

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Conn. city halts gun shows after school shooting

The police chief in a Connecticut city has halted permits for gun shows, saying he's concerned any firearms purchased there might one day be used in a mass shooting.

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