Arrests in Baltimore for illegal guns often lead to dropped charges or little jail time

Budget battle

Speaker of the House John Boehner, center, arrives at the U.S. Capitol on Friday morning. On Thursday, Boehner and the House Republicans offered to raise the federal debt limit for six weeks to begin budget negotiations with Senate Democrats and the White House. Democrats say the deal is a starting point but have not embraced the offer.
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