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Congress leaves Washington with no action on gun control or school safety

Congress leaves Washington with no action on gun control or school safety

Congress is leaving Washington in the aftermath of the latest mass shooting having done nothing to counteract systemic gun violence or improve school safety, with President Donald Trump's extraordinary summit giving lawmakers little clarity on what policy measure he would ultimately endorse.

The Senate has been unable to untangle objections to a modest, relatively noncontroversial bill meant to improve the system for providing information to a federal background-check database. And without much guidance from the White House, Democrats and Republicans began laying out their proposals Thursday in an effort to prevent tragedies such as the Feb. 14 shooting at a Parkland, Florida,...

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