MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From the democratic sit-in for gun control measures to the United Kingdom’s European Union vote, here are the four stories to know for Thursday, June 23.

Democrats’ Sit-In

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Democrats continue to stage a sit-in on the House floor demanding a vote on gun control legislation.

Lawmakers took over the floor shortly before noon Wednesday, streaming their efforts on social media.

Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan is vowing to move forward with legislative business before adjourning for a weeklong recess.

UK’s EU Vote Looms

Investors on Wall Street are keeping a close eye on a crucial vote in Britain Thursday on whether to stay in the European Union.

Britain has been a part of the 28-nation bloc for four decades.

Conservatives are calling for the UK to become independent, but British Prime Minister David Cameron believes the move would cause financial chaos.

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Home Buying Soars

Americans have been snapping up houses almost as quickly as they are listed — and that’s fueled the strongest sales rate in nearly a decade.

The National Association of Realtors says sales of existing homes rose nearly 2 percent last month to their highest level since February of 2007.

Pumi Introduced To Westminster Kennel Club

A high-energy herding dog is the latest new breed headed to the Westminster Kennel Club.

Meet the pumi. It’s the 190th breed to join the roster of the nation’s oldest purebred dog registry.

They go back centuries in Hungary, where they herded cattle, sheep, and swine.

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They’re also known to have a strong work ethic.