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Biden to press Congress on gun laws in primetime speech Thursday

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By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden will deliver a rare primetime address on Thursday to pressure Congress to pass gun reform laws after a string of mass shootings have renewed calls to tackle the United States’ deadly firearms problem. The president will speak at 7:30 p.m. (2330 GMT) from the White House. He will use the bully pulpit of his office and the evening time slot to reach a wide audience and underscore his commitment to change U.S. gun laws, despite a history of congressional inaction. The United States has been shaken in recent weeks by high-pr…

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