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  1. U.S. congressman who posed with gun in office could face probeRead the original story

    Apr 21, 2015 | Vallejo News

    A Republican member of Congress who posed for a photo with an assault rifle in his office could face investigation for violating the District of Columbia's gun laws, the city's attorney general's office said on Tuesday. Representative Ken Buck, of Colorado, on Thursday tweeted a picture of himself and Representative Trey Gowdy, a Republican from South Carolina, holding an AR-15 rifle.

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  2. U.S. court lifts injunction against Wal-Mart over gun sale proposalRead the original story

    Apr 14, 2015 | Vallejo News

    A federal appeals court on Tuesday said Wal-Mart Stores Inc will not be required to let shareholders vote at its annual meeting on a proposal to force tighter oversight of its sale of high-capacity guns. In a brief order, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia lifted an injunction imposed late last year by U.S. District Judge Leonard Stark that would have required a vote.

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  3. Exclusive: Cerberus seeks over $3 billion for private equity fundRead the original story

    Apr 2, 2015 | Vallejo News

    Cerberus Capital Management LP is seeking more than $3 billion for its latest flagship private equity fund to invest in distressed assets such as non-performing loans and ailing companies that need to be restructured, people familiar with the matter said. This will be the first global private equity fundraising initiated by Cerberus since one of its private equity investments, Freedom Group Inc, was mired in controversy.

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  4. Home where gunman in Connecticut massacre lived demolished: officialRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2015 | Vallejo News

    The town of Newtown, Connecticut, has torn down the house where the gunman behind a 2012 school massacre started his killing rampage, an official said on Tuesday. Newtown First Selectman Patricia Llodra described the demolition of the home, where 20-year-old Adam Lanza began his killing spree by fatally shooting his mother before heading to Sandy Hook Elementary School, as a "big relief."

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  5. Families of Sandy Hook victims file claims on gunman's mother's estateRead the original story

    Mar 13, 2015 | Vallejo News

    Nine families of victims of the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School have filed notices of claim seeking money from the estate of Nancy Lanza, mother of 20-year-old gunman Adam Lanza, a lawyer representing the families said on Friday. The notices of claim seek a share of a homeowner's insurance policy held by Nancy Lanza, who was her son's first victim in the Newtown, Connecticut, rampage, according to a statement by the law firm Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder.

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  6. French bulldog joins ranks of most popular U.S. dogsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | Vallejo News

    The bat-eared, flat-faced French bulldog has earned a spot among the 10 most popular dog breeds in the United States for the first time in a century, the American Kennel Club said on Thursday. Topping the annual list was the Labrador retriever, keeping its title as the most sought-after canine for the 24th straight year, it said.

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  7. Opening statements next week in marathon bombing trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | Vallejo News

    Opening statements in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be held next week, a court official announced Wednesday after the judge qualified enough prospective jurors to move on to the final stage of jury selection. Early next week, Tsarnaev's lawyers and prosecutors will be allowed to eliminate 23 jurors each for strategic reasons.

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  8. Tennessee man charged with fraud for fake Newtown charityRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2015 | Vallejo News

    A Tennessee man who U.S. prosecutors contend set up a fraudulent charity tied to the 2012 massacre at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school will face wire-fraud charges, federal officials said. Robert Bruce, a 34-year-old personal trainer from Nashville, will be indicted in U.S. District Court in Hartford, Connecticut, on six counts of wire fraud on Monday for what prosecutors contend was a scheme in which he collected an unspecified amount of donations intended for victims' families and school safety that he spent on himself.

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  9. Connecticut school massacre suit moved to U.S. federal courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | Vallejo News

    Gunmaker Remington won a bid to move a lawsuit by families of the victims of the Sandy Hook school massacre from state to federal court, officials said on Thursday. The move could help Remington by taking the suit out of the hands of a state system that might be influenced by local issues, said Timothy Lytton, a professor at Albany Law School.

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  10. John Legend to sing at Super BowlRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | Vallejo News

    John Legend , winner of Best Original Song - Motion Picture for 'Glory' , with model Chrissy Teigen in the press room during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015, California John Legend , winner of Best Original Song - Motion Picture for 'Glory' , with model Chrissy Teigen in the press room during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015, California Soul star John Legend will sing patriotic hymn "America the Beautiful" at the Super Bowl, generally the most-watched event of the year on US television, the National Football League said.

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  11. Families of 2012 Connecticut shooting victims sue school board, town: newspaperRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | Vallejo News

    The families of two of the 20 students killed in a 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, are suing the town of Newtown, Connecticut and the local school board over alleged lax security, media reported on Monday. The suit, served by the families of slain Noah Pozner and Jesse Lewis, said the town was negligent for not installing classroom doors that could be locked from the inside or bulletproof glass on the school's front windows, the Hartford Courant newspaper reported.

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  12. Virginia governor seeks to reinstate restrictions on handgun salesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | Vallejo News

    Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, on Monday called to reinstate restrictions on the purchase of handguns, in a move that opponents described as unlikely to succeed with a Republican-dominated legislature. McAuliffe asked lawmakers to reinstate a law allowing buyers to purchase only one handgun a month, which had been repealed during his Republican predecessor's administration.

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  13. Families of 2012 Connecticut shooting victims sue gunmaker: local mediaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | Vallejo News

    The families of nine people killed in an attack on a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school in 2012 filed a wrongful-death lawsuit on Monday against the company that manufactured the gun used in the attack, the Hartford Courant reported. The suit named gunmaker Bushmaster, a distributor and the local retailer that sold the weapon used by 20-year-old gunman Adam Lanza to kill 20 first-graders and six educators in a Dec. 14, 2012, attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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  14. Families of Newtown, Connecticut, massacre victims plan lawsuitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2014 | Vallejo News

    Parents of almost half the young children killed by a gunman at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, two years ago on Sunday have taken initial steps toward filing lawsuits tied to one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. For a second straight year the leafy suburb has planned no public events to commemorate the massacre, which left 20 first graders and six educators dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School, an incident that inflamed the U.S. debate over gun control.

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  15. Man arrested over latest US school shootingRead the original story

    Dec 13, 2014 | HawaiiNews

    Police in the northwestern US state of Oregon arrested a man Saturday in connection with a shooting outside a high school that left three people injured. Friday's shooting outside the school in Portland was believed to be gang-related and following a manhunt police stopped a vehicle and arrested a 22-year-old suspect.

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