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On Jan. 5, President Barack Obama teared up when speaking about steps his administration is taking to reduce gun violence.Associated Press

Obama's plans on gun violence amount to little action so far

WASHINGTON — The centerpiece of a plan for stemming gun violence that President Barack Obama announced last month largely amounts to this: an updated web page and 10,000 pamphlets that federal agents will give out at gun shows. In a tearful display of anger and sadness at the White House on Jan. 5, Obama ordered st …

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  1. President Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika virus

    National

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus. In an announcement Monday, the White House said the money would be used to expand mosquito control programs, speed development of a vaccine, develop diagnostic tests and improve …

    Boys joke as they ride on a cart being pulled by a car in Albuquerque, Pernambuco state, Brazil, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. The South American country has been the hardest hit by Zika virus, and the northeastern state of Pernambuco, is the epicenter of the Zika outbreak. [Associated Press]
  2. Survivors pulled out from building two days after Taiwan quake

    World

    TAINAN, Taiwan — At least four people, including an 8-year-old girl, were rescued Monday from a high-rise Taiwanese apartment building toppled by a powerful quake two days earlier, as frustration grew among families waiting for searchers to reach their buried loved ones.

    Emergency rescue workers attend survivor Lee Tsung-tien after being rescued from the rubble of a collapsed building complex in Tainan, Taiwan, Monday. Two survivors -- one found shielded under the body of her husband -- were pulled out alive from a toppled high-rise apartment building on Monday, two days after a powerful quake. [AP Photo]
  3. North Korea's new satellite flew over Super Bowl site

    World

    TOKYO — Here's a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea's newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended.

    Carolina Panthers fans sit in the stands after the Broncos won Super Bowl 50 24-10 in Santa Clara, Calif. According to observers of satellite tracking data, North Korea's newest satellite Kwangmyongsong 4, which launched Sunday, passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after the Super Bowl ended. [AP Photo/Charlie Riedel]
  4. Obama's plans on gun violence amount to little action so far

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — The centerpiece of a plan for stemming gun violence that President Barack Obama announced last month largely amounts to this: an updated web page and 10,000 pamphlets that federal agents will give out at gun shows.

    On Jan. 5, President Barack Obama teared up when speaking about steps his administration is taking to reduce gun violence.
  5. Video ties man to attempt to bring down airliner in Somalia

    World

    Somalia

    Video ties man to attempt to bring down airliner

    Soaring above the waves Britain’s Aaron Hadlow takes to the air during the King of the Air kite board competition on Sunday in Cape Town, South Africa. Hadlow was the defending champion for the event, which was being contested for the fourth straight year in Cape Town, according to the sponsors. A key part of the competition is staging it on an especially windy day.