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Senators line the steps to the Senate door of the Capitol to watch Sen. Mark Kirk, Illinois Republican, (second from left), accompanied by Sen. Joe Manchin III, West Virginia Democrat, as he returns to Congress on the first day of the 113th Congress on Thursday after suffering a stroke last January. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called Mr. Kirk “an inspiration.” (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Best states for concealed carry — ranked worst to first

Concealed carry regulations vary widely across the country. Guns & Ammo magazine looked at the most up-to-date laws in each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, and ranked the states from worst to first. Criteria included ease of acquiring a concealed carry permit, costs associated with licensure, training hours required and reciprocity with other states.

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Top 10 handguns in the U.S.

The most prolific makes of handguns manufactured in the U.S., based on production statistics provided to ATF.

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Crazy Celebrity Tattoos

Tattoos are more popular than ever, but don’t let your kids get something like this. Check out the craziest tattoos celebrities have shown off and the ones they came to regret.