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Gun control advocates find support in new study

Gun control advocates find support in new study

CHICAGO, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Deaths by gun violence increased following the repeal of a Missouri law requiring background checks for handgun purchasers, study finds.
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FBI investigating alleged fraud at Oklahoma lab involved in drone work

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The FBI is investigating allegations millions of dollars were diverted from a company owned by Oklahoma State University, the Oklahoman reported.

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Two House Republicans announce support for pathway to citizenship

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Two Republican congressmen, Daniel Webster and Aaron Schock, said they support the legalization of undocumented immigrants and a pathway to U.S. citizenship.

Gun permits up in Conn. town where 20 school children shot

NEWTOWN, Conn., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Gun permits have surged in Newtown, Conn., where 20 children and six adults members were killed in a school massacre in December, government records indicate.

Boy Scouts injured by lightning strike in New Hampshire

WOLFEBORO, N.H., June 25 (UPI) -- Lightning struck a lean-to Monday at a Boy Scout camp in New Hampshire, injuring six campers seriously enough for hospital treatment.

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Survey: U.S. gun ownership has declined

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) -- The number of American households with guns has declined by more than 15 percent since the 1970s, data from the General Social Survey indicates.
Politics 2013: Is it 2014 already?

Politics 2013: Is it 2014 already?

It's never too early to look ahead to the 2014 midterm elections for the U.S. Congress -- and retirements could throw a couple of monkey wrenches into party challenges.
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Worse than fiscal cliff?

What is need now is for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to reach into his metaphor file and come up with something scarier than "fiscal cliff."
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Some in GOP deny debt ceiling problem

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Some U.S. lawmakers say arguing that failing to raise the federal debt limit would lead to default is a scare tactic and no president "would actually default."

Noted Civil War historian dies at 100

BOSTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Noted Civil War historian Richard N. Current, died in Boston at the age of 100, his family said.
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Daniel Webster
TAL2000121105 -11 DECEMBER 2000 - TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA,USA: Florida Senator Daniel Webster and Senator Lisa Carlton, chairman of the senate special committee to determine if the Florida legislature should pick new electors, confer during a pause in testimony Monday afternoon. The committee, similar to a house committee on the same topic, was hearing testimony from lawyers, constitutional scholars and the public. bb/Bruce Brewer UPI
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Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852) was a leading American statesman and senator from Massachusetts during the period leading up to the Civil War. He first rose to regional prominence through his defense of New England shipping interests. Webster's increasingly nationalistic views, and his effectiveness as a speaker, made him one of the most famous orators and influential Whig leaders of the Second Party System. He was one of the nation's most prominent conservatives, leading opposition to Democrat Andrew Jackson and the Democratic Party. He was a spokesman for modernization, banking and industry. He was an acknowledged elitist. During his 40 years in national politics, Webster served in the House of Representatives for 10 years (representing New Hampshire), in the Senate for 19 years (representing Massachusetts), and was appointed the Secretary of State under three presidents.

Webster was one of the most successful lawyers of the era, taking part in several key US Supreme Court cases, which established important constitutional precedents that bolstered the authority of the federal government. As Secretary of State, he negotiated the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, which established the definitive eastern border between the United States and Canada. Chiefly recognized for his Senate tenure, Webster was a key figure in the institution's "Golden days". Webster was considered the Northern member of a trio known as the "Great Triumvirate", with his colleagues Henry Clay from the West (Kentucky) and John C. Calhoun from the South. His "Reply to Hayne" in 1830 was regarded as "the most eloquent speech ever delivered in Congress."

As with his fellow Whig Henry Clay, Webster wanted to see the Union preserved and civil war averted. They both worked for compromises to stave off the sectionalism that threatened war between the North and the South. Webster tried and failed three times to become President of the United States. In 1957, a Senate Committee selected Webster as one of the five greatest U.S. Senators with Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Robert La Follette, and Robert Taft.

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