The background check

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Here’s how the system is supposed to work: Before buying a gun from a federally  licensed dealer, you are required to fill out a federal form with basic questions about criminal history.  The seller calls the information into the FBI’s National Instant Criminal  Background Check System (NICS), in Clarksburg, W. Va, and on the spot your name  is run through the database. In a matter of minutes, you can complete your  purchase if no red flags pop up.

So who can’t get a gun? The federal law instituting instant  background checks was activated in 1998 and bars convicted killers from being able to buy firearms, as  well as anyone imprisoned for more than two years; those convicted of domestic  abuse; fugitives from justice, illegal immigrants; soldiers who have been  dishonorably discharged; and people who are under indictment for a crime  punishable by more than a year behind bars.

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Palin and Fox News part company, $ listed as the cause

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It appears that Sarah Palin’s rising star is crashing to earth.  According to

Fox News offered Sarah Palin a new contract before she decided to part ways with the network where she has held forth as a commentator for the last three years.

However, it would be hard to describe it as a generous contract.

Palin was a hot property when Roger Ailes landed her in 2009, fresh off her colorful run for vice president, and paid her an annual salary of $1 million. Fox even built Palin a studio at her Wasilla home.

But relations cooled between the two sides, and Palin was appearing on Fox less often—complaining on Facebook one night during the Republican convention that the network had canceled her appearances.

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