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    Journalists’ Murders Fuel Gun Debate

    They’re not missing a chance. The White House urged Congress to enact “common-sense things” to curb gun violence after yesterday’s live-broadcast slaying of television journalists Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, in Virginia. Police say the shooter was dismissed colleague Vester Lee Flanagan, who fatally shot himself after posting video of the event on social media. Hillary Clinton tweeted “we cannot wait” for stronger gun control and even some GOP politicians are softening their stance after multiple mass shootings, urging more thorough psychiatric history checks for gun buyers — though some gun control activists say that won’t go far enough.

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