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FILE - This Jan. 14, 2103 file photo shows President Barack Obama gesturing as he answers questions from members of the media during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Confronting a deeply divided Congress, President Barack Obama plans to skirt lawmakers and move forward on his own authority with steps to curb the nationâs gun violence. But thereâs only so much he can do on his own. Obama will need Capitol Hill for fundamental changes.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)