New law allows schools to teach gun safety to first-graders
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed a measure that encourages schools to teach gun safety to first-graders.
July 16th, 2013
07:14 AM ET
9 months ago

New law allows schools to teach gun safety to first-graders

(CNN) - Along with math, science and social studies, gun safety could soon be part of the first-grade curriculum in some Missouri public schools.

A new measure that advocates for such classes for first-graders was signed into law last week. But the idea has prompted worry from some parents and experts about the role and effectiveness of gun safety programs in a classroom setting.

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July 16th, 2013
07:12 AM ET
9 months ago

N.C. governor brushes off criticism amid weekly protests

Raleigh, North Carolina (CNN) - Washington no longer has a monopoly on bitter partisanship. Much of the nation's political rancor has spread to statehouses across the country. And the weekly demonstrations outside the North Carolina legislature, dubbed "Moral Mondays," are only the latest example.

As they have for three months

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CNN Washington AM Note
July 16th, 2013
06:06 AM ET
9 months ago

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BREAKING OVERNIGHT:

CNN: Panama finds weapons hidden in North Korean ship arriving from Cuba
Panamanian authorities seized a North Korean-flagged vessel with an undeclared haul of weaponry in the Panamanian port of Manzanillo on Monday night, Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli said. Panama's security minister, Jose Raul Mulino, told CNN the ship had arrived from Cuba. Panamanian authorities had received intelligence the ship was carrying drugs, but a search Monday revealed military equipment hidden among a cargo of brown sugar. It was not immediately clear what sort of military equipment was found.
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