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The Gun Owners of America – which has been described as a more extreme version of the NRA – recruited members for its New York chapter at the Albany Gun Show. Lauren Rosenthal/NCPR hide caption

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In New York, Gun Owners Balk At New Handgun Database

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At Border Security Expo In Texas, Emphasis Isn't On Steel And Concrete Barriers

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Infrastructure Experts Wondering Where Funding Would Come From For Trump's Plan

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Experts Concerned About Idea Of A Preemptive Strike Against North Korea

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen waits for a hearing of the Joint Economic Committee in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 29, 2017. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With Focus On Unemployment, Yellen Led Fed Through Tough Balancing Act

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(Left) United States' Becca Hamilton releases the stone during a match against Switzerland in the Women's World Curling Championship in Beijing on March 23, 2017. (Right) Becca's brother, Matt Hamilton, delivers a stone during the bronze medal game USA vs Japan at the World Men's Curling Championships on April 10, 2016. Mark Schiefelbein/AP; Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It's In Their Blood: Siblings Eye 1st Mixed Curling Gold At Winter Olympics

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