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Arizona Hispanics Poised To Swing State Blue

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Sex trafficking wasn't a major concern in the early 1980s, when Beth Jacobs was a teenager. If you were a prostitute, the thinking went, it was your choice.

Jacobs thought that too, right up until she came to, on the lot of a dark truck stop one night. She says she had asked a friendly-seeming man for a ride home that afternoon.

The Boston Citgo sign, all 3,600 square LED feet of which has served as the backdrop to Red Sox games since 1965, is now officially a "pending landmark."

Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dalí spent much of the 1940s in the U.S., avoiding World War II and its aftermath. He was a well-known fixture on the art scene in Monterey, Calif. — and that's where the largest collection of Dalí's work on the West Coast is now open to the public.

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Sen. Manchin Says Background Checks Bill Will Pass Next Time

Apr 29, 2013
Originally published on April 29, 2013 9:09 am

Sen. Joe Manchin says he's going to reintroduce his bill that expands background checks for gun purchases to sales made at gun shows and online, and he predicts that the second time around, it will get enough votes to move out of the Senate.

On Fox News Sunday, the West Virginia Democrat said he thinks there was "some confusion" about the bill when it came up for a vote in the Senate on April 17. That day, a 54-46 tally in favor was six votes shy of the number needed to move the measure forward.

The bill's supporters accused the National Rifle Association and others of spreading rumors that the legislation was the first step toward a national registry of gun owners. On Fox, Manchin said he's convinced that if senators read the bill closely they'll conclude it does no such thing — and that it not only "protects your Second Amendment rights, it expands your Second Amendment rights."

"The only thing that we've asked for is that people would just read the bill," Manchin added. "It's a criminal and mental background check strictly at gun shows and online sales. ... I've said this, if you're a law-abiding gun owner, you'll love this bill. If you're a criminal, if you've been mentally adjudicated through a court, you probably won't like it."

Manchin also said that his Republican co-sponsor, Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, "is totally committed" to the legislation.

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