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Published April 17, 2013, 11:27 AM

Senate vote nears, background check bill in peril

A bipartisan effort to expand background checks was in deep trouble Wednesday as the Senate approached a long-awaited vote on the linchpin of the drive to curb gun violence. As the showdown drew near, an Associated Press-GfK poll showed ebbing public support for tightening gun control laws.

By: Alan Fram, Associated Press

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