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Posted: February 17, 2013 at 4:20 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “There is a common thread that we see in these massacres.They’re using high-capacity magazines so they can unleash as many bullets as they can, to kill as many people as they can, in our schools, our theaters and our churches.” Colorado Rep. Rhonda Fields, a Democrat from Aurora, who sponsored a package of new gun restrictions in her state Article, 6A

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The crew of the USS Monitor sit on the deck of the ship in this undated photograph. The  ship sank off the North Carolina coast on Dec. 31, 1862. The remains of two Yankee sailors found in the ship’s turret will be buried on March 8, 2013, at Arlington Cemetery. Their identifies are not known. Illustrates MONITOR-BURIAL (category a), by Michael E. Ruane, (c) The Washington Post. Moved Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013. (MUST CREDIT: Library of Congress)

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