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WASHINGTON: Jeb Bush chides journalists

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush likened political reporters to "crack addicts" or "heroin addicts" Sunday during a tour of morning talk shows that drew repeated questions about the still-distant 2016 presidential election. Bush tried to keep the conversation focused on his book "Immigration Wars." But as he wrapped up a conversation with NBC's David Gregory," he likened journalists and their questions about the 2016 campaign to drug addicts. "Who's the hottest Florida politician right now? Is it you or Marco Rubio?" Gregory asked. "Man, you guys are crack addicts. You really are obsessed with all this politics," Bush replied. The "Meet the Press" host said he'd been called a lot of things, but never a crack addict. "OK, heroin addict. Is that better?" shot back Bush. "We've got big challenges, and Marco Rubio, to his credit, is working on those. I'm very proud of him," Jeb Bush said.


KENTUCKY: Uncle's frantic rescue bid

Gino Cima raced to the house engulfed by flames, frantically trying to save his nephew, his nephew's pregnant fiancee and five young children. He was too late: He found his nephew's body near a side door, lying in a way that suggested the man had been trying to rescue the sleeping children. Earlier, he said he had screamed to firefighters: "There's babies in that house!" Cima said Sunday that he then raced to the front of the house to try to save the children. "And that's when they had the five babies laying out in the front yard," he said. The Knox County authorities have not identified the victims, but family members said the children killed ranged in age from 10 months to 3 years.


COLORADO: Gun control vote expected

Colorado is poised to follow New York as the second state to pass sweeping gun-control restrictions following mass shootings last year there and in a school in Newtown, Conn. The State Senate takes a final vote Monday on a measure that mirrors a policy goal of President Barack Obama: requiring background checks for private gun sales.

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