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Lonnie Phillips, right, and his wife Sanday, who's daughter Jessica Ghawi was killed in the 2012 Aurora movie theatre massacre, speak at a rally against gun violence in front of Republican Congressman Mike Coffman's office, in Aurora, Colo., Wednesday April 23, 2014. The Phillips and other parents of Aurora theater shooting victims urged Coffman to support universal background checks in Congress. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)Four online retailers allegedly sold ammo, tear gas and equipment used in the 2012 Colo. theater shootings.


2014-09-16 11:08:24 -0600

Former Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce, the author of Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law, speaks to reporters outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, after the court's hearing on Arizona's "show me your papers" immigration law. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)Former Arizona Sen. Russell Pearce has resigned as vice chairman of the state's Republican Party over controversial comments he made about birth control.


2014-09-16 09:27:19 -0600

The US has so far launched dozens of air strikes to halt the Islamic State offensive in northern IraqTargets will be precise, on jihadist strongholds, logistics, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel told lawmakers.


2014-09-16 09:17:28 -0600