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Lawmakers quietly resume negotiations on gun control

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders in Congress and the White House renewed their push for gun legislation on Thursday, just months after it was defeated in the Senate, amid delicate talks on a new background-check measure that advocates hope could change enough votes from no to yes.

But those negotiations met a warning from Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Senate majority leader, who said he would not accept any bill that is substantially weaker than the one defeated in April.

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