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Clinton circumvents gun issue in plan to cut city homicide rates

Proposes spending $4b a year, hiring 100,000 officers

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greeted supporters in Philadelphia yesterday and announced a proposal to reduce homicide rates in cities. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greeted supporters in Philadelphia yesterday and announced a proposal to reduce homicide rates in cities. (William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
By Sasha Issenberg
Globe Staff / April 12, 2008

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PHILADELPHIA - Hillary Clinton yesterday declared a goal of cutting the nation's big-city homicide rate in half, addressing an issue that has dominated local politics but skirting the one thing that local officials see as a consensus solution: new gun restrictions. (Full article: 618 words)

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