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Senate kills Dems' attempt to ban assault weapons

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has rejected an attempt by Democrats to ban assault weapons, one of their leading answers to December's slayings of children and staff at an elementary in Newtown, Conn. Led by Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, supporters said barring the military-style weapons would reduce the deadliness of gun crimes because shooters wouldn't be able to fire as many...

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