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California to Require Background Checks for Ammo Purchases

California to Require Background Checks for Ammo Purchases

By Don Thompson | Jun 26
California has among the most stringent gun laws in the country and on Monday a far-reaching new initiative to curb violence will require background checks for every ammunition purchase.

Jury Weighs Discrimination Case of Renowned California Chef

Jury Weighs Discrimination Case of Renowned California Chef

Jun 26
A three-week pregnancy discrimination trial against celebrity chef Thomas Keller and his acclaimed New York and Napa Valley restaurants is coming to a close. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that lawyers finished closing arguments Monday in Napa Count

Government Moves Migrant Kids After AP Exposes Bad Treatment

Government Moves Migrant Kids After AP Exposes Bad Treatment

By Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke | Jun 25
The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports that more than 300 children were detained there, caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation.

Q&A: Census Citizenship Question Sparks Legal Debate, Fears

Q&A: Census Citizenship Question Sparks Legal Debate, Fears

By Geoff Mulvihill | Jun 25
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule this week on a request from the Census Bureau to ask everyone in the country about citizenship status. The plan has set off litigation and debate and raised some important questions.

Boris Johnson Again Dodges Questions over Police Visit

Boris Johnson Again Dodges Questions over Police Visit

Jun 25
U.K. Conservative leadership candidate Boris Johnson has again refused to address questions on his private life amid the fallout from a reported quarrel with his girlfriend that prompted a police visit.

Illinois Governor Plans to Sign Recreational Marijuana Bill

Illinois Governor Plans to Sign Recreational Marijuana Bill

Jun 25
Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans to make Illinois the nation's 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana use.

Climate Standoff: Why Are Republicans in Oregon AWOL?

Climate Standoff: Why Are Republicans in Oregon AWOL?

Jun 25
Republican state senators in Oregon left the Capitol — and in some cases, the state — last week to try to derail landmark climate legislation being pushed by Democrats. The dispute shows no signs of ending soon.

Blurred Lines: Trump's UN Choice and Her Coal Magnate Spouse

Blurred Lines: Trump's UN Choice and Her Coal Magnate Spouse

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Jun 25
The blurring of roles — and email accounts — by the Crafts this time and others since she began representing the U.S. is raising questions as senators consider her nomination by President Donald Trump to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Florida Woman Charged After Giving Husband's Guns to Police

Florida Woman Charged After Giving Husband's Guns to Police

By Mike Schneider | Jun 25
A Florida woman's effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims' safety.

AP Analysis: Trump Moves Show Him to Be Unreliable Partner

AP Analysis: Trump Moves Show Him to Be Unreliable Partner

By Lisa Mascaro | Jun 25
President Donald Trump's abrupt decision against military strikes may have prevented open military conflict with Iran, but it also showed him anew to be an unpredictable, unreliable, partner at home and abroad.

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