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Updated at 2:56 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Tears streaking his cheeks, President Barack Obama launched a final-year push Tuesday to tighten sales of firearms in the U.S., using his presidential powers in the absence of tougher gun restrictions that Congress has refused to pass.

Updated at 2:26 AM

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Updated at 2:16 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Rep. Steve Israel of New York, a member of the House Democratic leadership in his eighth term in Congress, said Tuesday he will retire at the end of this year. "Simply put, it's time to pass on the torch," Israel said in a...

Updated at 1:56 AM

BURNS, Ore. (AP) " A leader of the small, armed group of people occupying a remote national wildlife preserve in Oregon said Tuesday they will go home when a plan is in place to turn over management of federal lands to locals.

Updated at 1:07 AM

CHICAGO (AP) " Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was on the defensive again Tuesday, dealing with the fallout from a judge's opinion accusing a top city lawyer of hiding evidence in another case involving a fatal police shooting.

Updated at 1:00 AM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) " Venezuela's opposition took majority control of the National Assembly on Tuesday after years in the political wilderness, setting the stage for a potential power struggle with embattled President Nicolas Maduro.

Updated at 12:44 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) " The latest developments surrounding the consumer-electronics show in Las Vegas known as CES (all times local):

Updated at 12:19 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Barack Obama's move to tighten controls on guns could curb the unregulated buying and selling of weapons over the Internet and at gun shows. But the overall effect on violence in the U.S. could prove to be modest.

Updated at 12:07 AM

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) " National polls notwithstanding, Hillary Clinton is guarding against complacency as she travels along the snow-covered fields of Iowa.

Updated at 11:47 PM

DETROIT (AP) " Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency in Flint on Tuesday over problems with lead in the city's drinking water, the same day federal officials confirmed they're investigating the matter that prompted a local public...

Updated at 11:44 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " Twitter appears ready to loosen its decade-old restriction on the length of messages in a bid to make its service more appealing to a wider audience accustomed to the greater freedom offered by Facebook and other forums.

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