Today in the news: Biden says gun violence prevention 'critically important'

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Quote of note

"I want to make it clear that we are not going to get caught up in the notion (that) unless we can do everything we're going to do nothing. It's critically important (that) we act." - Vice President Joe Biden. Biden heads a committee charged with drafting proposals on preventing gun violence after the Newtown, Conn., school massacre. According to The Associated Press, Biden has met with groups from various areas affected by gun violence and will meet with the NRA Thursday. The vice president is expected to present policy proposals to the president at the end of the month.

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News to know

At least 57 people were injured in a ferry crash in Lower Manhattan, CNN reports. A Manhattan-bound ferry from New Jersey crashed into the dock at around 8:45 EST Wednesday morning.

Several people were taken away on stretchers after they were thrown several feet by the jolt of impact.

The National Transportation Safety Board reported that it was sending investigators to determine the cause of the crash, which has not yet been determined.

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