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House Dems end sit-in but vow to fight on

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>> Rise up, America.>> The sit in by several House Democrats ending Thursday afternoon, after more than 24 hours.>>
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>> The group walking down the steps of the Capitol building, greeted by hundreds of people supporting their efforts to spur House Republicans to vote on gun control measures in the wake of the Orlando shooting.
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>> So don't give up!>> No!>> Don't give in!>> No!>> Keep the faith!>> But Speaker Paul Ryan, refusing to take up a vote, adjourning the House around 3 AM Thursday until after the July 4th holiday. The move coming after bedlam broke out on the chamber floor.
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With several Republicans yelling at Democrats, the chaotic scene nearly getting physical. Ryan then forcing through unrelated measures, with some Democrats continuing the protest by singing the Civil Rights anthem, We Shall Overcome.>> We shall overcome someday.>> With House cameras shut at Ryan's insistence, some democrats turned to social media to prolong their protest, using the hash tag, NoBillNoBreak.
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And that is where they continue their message with the sit in ending. House Democrat and civil rights icon John Lewis tweeting, we must never give up or give in. We must come back here on July 5th more determined than ever before.