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    Senators Boxer, Toomey, Grassley, Nelson, and Murphy on Gun Control Legislation

    Senators Boxer, Toomey, Grassley, Nelson, and Murphy debated gun control amendments.

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    Senators Feinstein and Cornyn on Gun Control Legislation

    Senate Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-VA) and House Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) debated their gun control amendments.

    Senator Feinstein’s amendment would allow the attorney general to block suspected terrorists on the government’s No Fly list from buying a gun.

    Senator Cornyn’s amendment would allow the attorney general to delay gun purchases for up to 72 hours through a court order for those on the government’s No-Fly List.

    Both amendments failed to achieve cloture.

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    Senate Democrats News Conference on Gun Amendments

    Florida Senator Bill Nelson during a news conference says sadly he’s going to have to tell 49 grieving families, the families of victims still in the hospital and an Orlando community trying to heal from a terror attack that the NRA won again. He and other Senate Democrats voiced their anger and frustration at Republicans following a series of failed votes on legislative amendments aimed at reducing gun violence.

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    Senator Dianne Feinstein on Gun Control

    Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) talked about the terrorist watch aspect of gun control legislation.

    This was a brief portion of a live interview with John Dickerson on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

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    Senate Democrats on Gun Violence

    A group of Senate Democrats held a news conference to talk about their legislation to expand gun control laws. One speaker was Chris Murphy of Connecticut who led a nearly 15-hour filibuster to secure a commitment from Republicans to bring votes for their amendments to the Senate floor. Joining the senators at this event were relatives of victims of the San Bernardino, California, and Charleston, South Carolina, mass shootings.

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    CIA Intelligence Activities

    CIA Director John Brennan testified at a hearing on his agency’s operations and resources. He called ISIS* in Libya the most dangerous branch of the terror organization. He also outlined some key threats the next president will need to address, including cybersecurity, ISIS, and nuclear proliferation.

    * The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    Senator Feinstein on Orlando Mass Shooting Briefing

    Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) spoke to reporters about competing gun control bills being considered in off-the-floor talks by her colleagues. The senator had just been at a closed-door briefing held by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) Director Nick Rasmussen on the investigation into the June 12, 2016, mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

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    Senate Democrats on Gun Legislation

    Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) hold a conference call with reporters to talk about legislation that will make it harder for suspected terrorists or people on the government’s terror watch lists to buy guns. Sen. Feinstein introduced the legislation last December following the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California.

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    After Words with Senator Barbara Boxer

    Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) talked about her book, The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life, about her life and career in politics. She was interviewed by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).

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    Synthetic Drug Use

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the increasing use of synthetic drugs that mimic the effects of illegal narcotics. Federal, state, and local law enforcement officials testified about the abused of these types of drugs and the loopholes that allow them to be sold legally. Witnesses also included a man whose son committed suicide shortly after using a legally-purchased synthetic drug.