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AR-15 style rifles made by Battle Rifle Co., a gunmaker in Webster, Texas. Photo: Lisa Marie Pane / AP

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a new bill cracking down on failures to comply with existing laws requiring background checks ahead of gun purchases.

The players: Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Tim Scott (R-SC), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Dean Heller (R-NV), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH).

Key quote: "For years agencies and states haven't complied with the law, failing to upload these critical [criminal] records without consequence," said Cornyn, one of the leaders behind the legislation. "Just one record that's not properly reported can lead to tragedy, as the country saw last week in Sutherland Springs, Texas."

Americans will likely support it, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll which reveals support for universal back ground checks have reached an all-time high. Key findings:

  • 95% of American voters favor uniform background checks for gun purchases, including 94% of those who live in households with guns.
  • 91% favor a ban on selling guns to people convicted of violent crime.
  • 59% said it is too easy to buy a gun in the U.S.

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Tony Hsieh, longtime Zappos CEO, dies at 46

Tony Hsieh. Photo: FilmMagic/FilmMagic

Tony Hsieh, the longtime ex-chief executive of Zappos, died on Friday after being injured in a house fire, his lawyer told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He was 46.

The big picture: Hsieh was known for his unique approach to management, and following the 2008 recession his ongoing investment and efforts to revitalize the downtown Las Vegas area.

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The unicorn stampede is coming

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Airbnb and DoorDash plan to go public in the next few weeks, capping off a very busy year for IPOs.

What's next: You ain't seen nothing yet.

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Maximum pressure campaign escalates with Fakhrizadeh killing

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The assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the architect of Iran’s military nuclear program, is a new height in the maximum pressure campaign led by the Trump administration and the Netanyahu government against Iran.

Why it matters: It exceeds the capture of the Iranian nuclear archives by the Mossad, and the sabotage in the advanced centrifuge facility in Natanz.