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Keeping guns away from people with mental illness is a complex issue

WASHINGTON — For years, federal and state governments have struggled to build a background check system that can keep guns out of the hands of mentally troubled people.<p>Monday's mass shooting at the Navy Yard shows that goal remains elusive.<p>The National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or …

Guns

Obama Makes Another Impassioned Plea For Gun Control: 'It Ought To Obsess Us'

"If we really want to honor these 12 men and women — if we really want to be a country where we can go to work, go to school and walk our streets free from senseless violence without so many lives being stolen with a bullet from a gun — then we're going to have to change," Obama said at a memorial …

A renewed presidential plea for gun control

Monday's Agenda panel discusses the president's impassioned plea for gun control, and Hillary Clinton's New York Magazine interview that has everyone talking.

Obama Concedes Washington’s Powerlessness on Gun Control

While honoring the Navy yard victims, the president said that change must come from the grassroots.<p>When President Obama spoke after the shooting in …

Even After Navy Yard Shooting, Silence on Gun Control

A week after the Navy Yard shoot­ings left 13 people dead just blocks from the U.S. Cap­it­ol, there is little talk of gun con­trol on Cap­it­ol Hill.<p>…

Guns

Tracking the hunger strike

BETA v0.2<p>The U.S. military tally of hunger strikers at Guantánamo since the prison acknowledged the protest. Lawyers for the detainees say the hunger …

Guantánamo guards 'forcing inmates to stay awake'

Last British resident Shaker Aamer claims guards are slamming doors at night to deprive prisoners of sleep<p>Detainees inside the US camp at Guantánamo Bay are being exposed to increasingly brutal sleep deprivation techniques with doors outside inmates' cells allegedly being slammed by guards up to …

Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) force fed under standard Guantánamo Bay procedure – video

As Ramadan begins, more than 100 hunger-strikers in Guantánamo Bay continue their protest. More than 40 of them are being force-fed. A leaked document sets out the military instructions, or standard operating procedure, for force-feeding detainees. In this four-minute film made by Human Rights …

Two Prisoners to Leave Guantanamo Bay | The Takeaway | WNYC

In the first transfer of prisoners in nearly a year, the Pentagon has announced that two Algerians being held at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp will …

Guantanamo Bay

Key Guantánamo-related jobs at Pentagon vacant

More than 100 days after President Barack Obama pledged to create a Defense Department position to work on emptying the Guantánamo prison, the post …

Inside a Guantanamo Bay Prison Tour - Molly Crabapple Returns to Guantanamo Bay

After VICE published <a href="http://www.vice.com/read/it-dont-gitmo-better-than-this-0001000-v20n8">my piece about my first visit to Gitmo</a>, a Department of Defense spokesman phoned my editor, upset that I'd made him look like "a tool."<p>On August 28, prisoner Nabil Hadjarab left Guantanamo …

Released Guantanamo Bay Detainee Died Fighting Assad Regime, YouTube Video Reportedly Confirms

A former Guantanamo Bay detainee has died fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, according to a new YouTube video posted by an Islamic opposition group.<p>The video, uploaded on Monday, purports to show the body of Sheik Abu Ahmad al Muhajir being eulogized as a veteran of the jihad in …