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A rack of AR-15 rifles stand to be individually packaged as workers move a pallet of rifles for shipment Wednesday at the Stag Arms company in New Britain, Conn. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Close vote seen on background checks on gun buyers

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bipartisan Senate proposal to expand background checks for gun buyers gained the backing of one Republican and the potential support of a second Sunday as sponsors said the vote expected this week was too close to call.

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By DINA CAPPIELLO

Associated Press

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