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In this photo taken Feb. 2, 2016, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks in Washington. Ryan said Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, Republicans need to stop fighting angrily among themselves and not be distracted by guns or other "hot-button" issues that President Barack Obama raises. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Overnight, Republican leaders cut off House Democrats’ gun control sit-in. They’ve adjourned the House until July 5 without voting for new gun control measures. The move came 15 hours after Democrats vowed to block any legislative action until Speaker Paul Ryan promised to allow votes on several proposals, including blocking suspected terrorists on the no-fly list from purchasing guns. Democrats continued their sit-in even after the House adjourned. As of Thursday morning, the sit-in is ongoing and Democrats continue to live stream the events online, bypassing the shutoff of the chamber video cameras.

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