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This Day in History: The Brady Bill

VOA News Thursday, 24 November 2016 ()
Twenty-four years ago today, the U.S. Senate passed the Brady Bill, which required a five day waiting period for the sale of handguns.  The law was inspired by the 1981 shooting of former President Ronald Reagan and the crippling injury of his press secretary, James Brady, who was left paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair by the incident.  The bill was signed into law a few days later by then President Bill Clinton. The politics of gun control in the United States...
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News video: Bill Gates works with Swiss perfume company to make toilets smell better

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Bill Gates has partnered with a perfume company in Switzerland in an effort to find a way to get rid of the repulsive smell of toilets. The project is aimed at encouraging people in the developing world to use toilets rather than defecate in open areas.

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