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Article posted: 4/7/2013 6:59 PM

Dem, GOP senators work on background check deal

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Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, talks about gun legislation during the committee's hearing on Capitol Hill last January. Senators could start debating Democratic-written gun legislation before week's end.


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Two influential senators, one from each party, are working on an agreement that could expand background checks on firearms sales to include gun shows and online transactions, Senate aides said Sunday. If completed, the effort could represent a major breakthrough in the efforts to restrict guns following last December's massacre of schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn.
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