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New compromise could boost odds for gun control passage in Congress

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Two senators from gun-friendly states struck a compromise on background checks for gun buyers, boosting the outlook for gun control legislation that's expected to hit the Senate floor Thursday. The bipartisan deal was negotiated by Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., and announced Wednesday. The two said the compromise would prevent criminals and the mentally ill from buying...

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