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Sponsored by Missouri Sen Claire McCaskill, the bill is aimed at World War II vets who were exposed to the gas in experiments designed to prepare for chemical warfare Claire McCaskill, the bill is aimed at World War II vets who were exposed to mustard gas in experiments designed to prepare for chemical warfare.

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Following the mass shooting in Connecticut, the Obama administration and lawmakers around the country have promised to re-examine gun control in America. Here's a look at what's happened legislatively in states where some of the worst shootings in recent U.S. history have occurred to see what effect, if any, those events had on gun laws.

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Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are set to vote on a measure aimed at repealing part of a 2007 bill that calls for phasing out those inefficient, old-style light bulbs. If passed, it's unlikely the proposal would clear the Senate. (more)

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Same-sex couples suffered a bitter legislative defeat in Rhode Island on Wednesday night when a bill allowing only civil unions -- but not marriage -- passed the state Senate, less than one week after New York granted gays and lesbians the right to marry. (more)

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