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US gun homicides at 20-year low, surveys say

<b>Gun homicides in the United States have fallen sharply since peaking in 1993, two studies have found.</b><p>The federal Bureau of Justice Statistics said firearms-related homicides had dropped to 11,101 in 2011 from 18,253 - a reduction of 39%.<p>Meanwhile, the Pew Research Center found gun homicides fell to …


Missouri legislature passes bill to counteract federal gun control laws

The Missouri legislature on Wednesday sent the state governor a bill that would expand gun rights and declare all federal gun regulations …

Unmarried Chinese mothers to be fined

Plans to fine women who have children out of wedlock have caused outrage in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.<p>On Monday, state media reported that under draft legislation being considered by the city's government unmarried mothers and women who had children with men who were already married would …