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Beretta, moving production out of Md., joins gunmakers heading to friendlier states

washingtonpost.com – Ray Banks, 64, a 20-year resident of Accokeek, Md., gets breakfast at B&J Carry-Out on July 24. “This isn’t about economics. It’s political,” he says about Beretta’s decision to move its manufacturing jobs from Maryland to Tennessee. 44 more words

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Can Reddit Grow Up?

nytimes.com – Since its founding nine years ago, Reddit has stuck to its own weird guns. The site, where users find, share and talk about web links and photos, has been faithful to an antiquated design and still looks like an online message board plucked from the 1990s — think Craigslist, but with more Lolcats. 24 more words

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Family of five found shot dead in Maine home: police

reuters.com – BOSTON (Reuters) – Five members of a family, including three children, were found shot dead at their southern Maine home on Sunday, with a gun located near one of the bodies and no outside involvement suspected, a police spokesman said. 42 more words

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Politics of the past decade reflects growing uncertainty among people

washingtonpost.com – President Obama spent three days on the West Coast last week, raising money for the Democratic National Committee, among other groups. These sorts of fundraising jaunts are not typically trips during which this president (or any president) says much of anything interesting. 86 more words

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Liberia shuts border crossings, restricts gatherings to curb Ebola spreading

reuters.com – MONROVIA (Reuters) – The Liberian government on Sunday closed most of the West African nation’s border crossings and introduced stringent health measures to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed at least 660 people across the region. 26 more words

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Lawmakers Reach Deal on a Fix for V.A.’s Health Care System

nytimes.com – House and Senate negotiators reached agreement during the weekend on a legislative package intended to stabilize the Department of Veterans Affairs’ sprawling and embattled health care system, according to people briefed on the deal. 29 more words

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