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- Israel hits five mosques, sports complex in overnight Gaza strikes
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U.S. appetite for drugs begets violence migrants are fleeing
Topic - Mike Thompson
The House took quick action on last week's mass shooting and stabbing that left seven — including the suspect — dead in Santa Barbara, Calif., and passed a provision to pay the FBI another $19.5 million to bolster its National Instance Criminal Background Check System, with the hope this will prevent the mentally ill from obtaining guns.
The U.S. House on Thursday passed legislation to provide an additional $20 million to incentivize states to submit more records into the federal instant background-check system, handing gun-control advocates a modest win on the issue after a series of high-profile defeats at the federal level.
A bipartisan duo in the House said Wednesday they're not giving up on efforts to expand background checks for gun purchasers and pushed back against those who claim their proposal will lead to a national gun registry.
Mike Thompson learned a lot the day he should have been in his 10th-grade class at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is proposing to eliminate two state agencies and combine seven others as part of his 2012 government-reform agenda - an impressive-looking plan but one that will save the state about $4 million from an $80 billion biennial budget.
Firefighters worked through the night and into Tuesday hoping to put out spot fires erupting ahead of a wildfire in the mountains above the northern New Mexico town that is home to a government nuclear laboratory.
Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., chairman of the Congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, announces a bill designed to allow police to remove guns from the hands of the mentally ill and reduce gun violence while respecting the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans, Friday, May 30, 2014, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington4.
Lt. Mike Thompson of the Casper Police Department said investigators suspect alcohol and the crash remains under investigation.