A.M. Links: NRA Confident Congress Won't Pass Gun Ban, Brits Join French-Led Intervention in Mali, NYC to Link Doctors' Pay to Performance, MIT Investigating Aaron Swartz Suicide, Indian Army Chief Considering Retaliation Against Pakistan


  • The Royal Air Force is assisting France with its intervention in Mali. Al Qaeda-linked militants have launched a counter-attack in the town of Diabaly, southwest of recent French air strikes.  
  • Thousands rallied in Paris against President Hollande's plan to legalize same-sex marriage. 
  • MIT has ordered an investigation into the suicide of reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz. 
  • India's army chief is considering a retaliation against Pakistan for the killing of two soldiers in Kashmir. 

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