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Several gun-control measures failed in the US Senate this week. The proposals included a narrowly-tailored compromise that had previously been put forth by Texas U.S. Sen. John Cornyn last December. In the wake of the Orlando mass shooting, Senator Cornyn decided to try again, reports The Houston Chronicle

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A polling group has published a list of the least and most popular senators, according to their home-state approval ratings. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont socialist Democrat, holds the highest approval rating according to The Rural Blog.

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In the Texas primary, four of the five candidates in judicial and legislative races endorsed by Ted Cruz won on Tuesday said The New York Times.  

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  Kansas and Arizona

Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, and Ken Bennett, Arizona Secretary of State, are joining forces to save laws requiring proof of citizenship when registering to vote reported the Wichita Eagle