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A cold front will work through the area tonight reinforcing the nice weather we've had lately. Dry northwest flow aloft will continue keeping the area dry for most of the week. Cool at night and mild to warm days are expected. The next upper system will reach the area next weekend.

 

 

 

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A vote to expand background checks on gun purchases has failed in the U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama will deliver a statement on reducing gun violence Wednesday after a vote to expand background checks failed in the Senate.

The Senate vote was a major blow to Obama's push on gun control. Expanding background checks was the focal point of Obama's proposals drafted after the December shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

Vice President Joe Biden said just before the vote that tighter gun control measures will eventually pass, suggesting the White House wouldn't abandon its push even though the vote appeared headed toward failure.

A majority of senators backed the measure, but it fell well short of the 60 votes needed to advance. Forty-one Republicans and five Democrats sided together to scuttle the plan.

 

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