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Congress returns to a gun control fight and a government shutdown deadline

WASHINGTON - Congress returns to Washington this week amid mounting pressure from Democrats and the public to enact new gun restrictions, but lawmakers from both parties say meaningful action hangs solely on President Donald Trump.

Since lawmakers were last in session Aug. 2, three mass shootings have killed 38 people and injured many more.

The White House is expected to release gun policy proposals that Trump supports, possibly this week. But few gun safety advocates or Democrats are optimistic that the proposals will be as expansive as they want.

Returning lawmakers will also face a quick deadline to fund the government again, or

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