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Supreme Court appears to give states, localities green light on gun controls

The Supreme Court gave an apparent green light Monday to lawmakers who want to restrict the sale of guns such as the rapid-fire weapons that have been used in the recent wave of mass shootings from Paris to San Bernardino.<p>The justices by a 7-2 vote turned down a 2nd Amendment challenge to a local …

Triumphant Venezuela opposition looks to boost economy, free prisoners | Reuters

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s opposition vowed on Monday to revive the OPEC nation’s troubled economy and free jailed political activists after winning control of the legislature for the first time in 16 years of Socialist rule.<p>By afternoon, some results from Sunday’s election were not yet in, …