WASHINGTON — It’s been almost six months since the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn., and the families of those victims are on Capitol Hill this week with a message for lawmakers who opposed legislation to tighten background checks on gun sales: Get used to us. “We’re here for the marathon that this is,” said Bill Sherlach, whose wife Mary was the school psychologist at Sandy Hook Elementary School, one of six adults and 20 children killed in the Dec. 14 attack.
The Senate took an important first step and voted to begin debate on immigration reform - but Republicans are still threatening to block this critical bill.
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The Obama administration will allow minors to obtain the emergency contraception known as the “morning-after pill,” dropping its appeal of a judge’s order requiring it to be sold over the counter.
In a Monday letter, Justice Department attorneys said the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services had agreed to make the drug available “without age or point-of-sale restrictions.”