U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein  speaks to reporters outside the Senate Chamber in Washington.

Enough Republican senators ceded to mounting political and public pressure to pave the way for a debate on the first major piece of gun-control (...)

Michelle Obama during a speech about combatting youth violence at a lunch in Chicago yesterday. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

A compromise between Republican and Democrat senators on extending background checks for gun buyers(...)