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Demonstrators shout slogans condemning the recent austerity measures announced by the Spanish government, during a protest in front of the Popular Party in Madrid, Spain, Friday July 13, 2012. Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets Friday to protest their second wave of wage cuts in as many years as the government prepared to approve austerity measures that include those reductions as part of a deficit-cutting plan to save 65 billion euro through 2015. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

Washington (AFP) - Republicans in the US Senate prevented action Thursday on a bill to address domestic terrorism in the wake of a racist massacre at a grocery store in upstate New York.

Democrats had been expecting defeat but were seeking to use the procedural vote to highlight Republican opposition to tougher gun control measures following a second massacre at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday.

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