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DEC 19, 2014 - Huffington Post

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How The NRA Lost Its Battle To Defeat Vivek Murthy As Obama's Surgeon General

WASHINGTON -- Nearly a year after the Senate failed to expand gun background checks as a response to the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, it looked as though the National Rifle Association had claimed another scalp. Dr. Vivek Murthy, President Barack Obama's pick for surgeon general, had been approved by a Senate committee in late February, only to be engulfed in ...

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DEC 19, 2014 - Mother Jones

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Is Protecting Gun Rights Really a Growing Priority for Americans?

The PEW Research Center released a survey this month suggesting that for the first time in two decades more Americans support "gun rights" than "gun control." But the poll's question on that point, asking respondents whether it's more important to "control gun ownership" or to "protect the right of Americans to own guns," drew sharp criticism from some experts, who say it offered ...

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DEC 18, 2014 - Mother Jones

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What Kills More Americans: Guns or Cars?

How the NRA Degrades and Objectifies Women When the NRA's Top Lawyer Went on Trial for Murder Spitting, Stalking, Rape Threats: How Gun Extremists Target Women These Women Are the NRA's Worst Nightmare A Guide to Mass Shootings in America The NRA Comes Out in Support of Warrior Cops 10 Pro-Gun Myths, Shot Down See our special reports on mass ...

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DEC 17, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Sandy Hook Charities Find Generosity Of Strangers No Relief From Tough Choices

WASHINGTON -- The outpouring began within hours of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School two years ago, which killed 20 first-graders and six adults. There would be hundreds of thousands of condolence letters, approximately 65,000 teddy bears, and tens of millions of dollars in donations. The money flowed to at least 77 organizations created in the wake of ...

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DEC 16, 2014 - Time

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Senate Confirms U.S. Surgeon General Despite Gun-Control Support

The Senate confirmed Vivek Murthy as U.S. Surgeon General on Monday despite concerns he was underqualified and too outspoken on gun control to be the top spokesman on public-health matters. Many Democrats praised the 37-year-old Murthy, an attending physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School, who had been waiting…

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