1. Breakthrough

    Colorado Gov. to Sign Gun Law

    AAron Ontiveroz/Denver Post

    Colorado is about to get a new set of gun control regulations. According to an A.P. source, the gun-friendly state's governor, John Hickenlooper, is slated to sign a new measure Wednesday that will expand background checks for gun purchases and impose limits on the capacity of ammunition magazines. The new laws, a win for Democrats pushing gun reform in the wake of recent mass shootings—including one this past summer in Aurora, Colorado—will be the first significant measures passed so far this year outside the East Coast. 

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