Senate rejects more gun background checks after CA attack

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., right, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., attend a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, to discuss gun control and related amendments to the reconciliation bill. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — A polarized Senate voted Thursday against expanding background checks for more gun purchases, rejecting the proposal a day after the latest U.S. mass shooting left 14 people dead in California.

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