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Obama plans to promote gun control in Connecticut

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By NEDRA PICKLER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is planning a trip to Connecticut Monday to step up the pressure on a reluctant Congress to pass gun control legislation.

A White House official speaking on a condition of anonymity says the president will speak at the University of Hartford. Families of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in December are being invited to attend.

It will be the president's second trip in a week to a state hit by a mass shooting tragedy. He's traveling Wednesday to Colorado, the site of a shooting at a crowded movie theater last summer.

The official spoke on a condition of anonymity since the trip had not yet been officially announced.

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