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Published April 18, 2013, 12:00 AM

News conference in the Rose Garden

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden arrive as Mark Barden, the father of Newtown shooting victim Daniel, lower right, speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Washington, about measures to reduce gun violence and a bill to expand background checks on guns that was defeated in the Senate. They are joined by joined by former Rep. Gabby Giffords, second from left, and Newtown family members Neil Heslin, father of Jesse Lewis. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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