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Three weeks after a mass shooting, San Jose leaders unanimously pass new gun law

Three weeks after a mass shooting, San Jose leaders unanimously pass new gun law

Three weeks after a gunman opened fire at a San Jose public transit rail yard and killed nine people, officials in the Northern California city passed a law requiring retailers to videotape all gun purchases. The San Jose City Council passed the ordinance in an unanimous vote Tuesday night in efforts to discourage straw purchasing…MORE

Texas GOP governor signs permit-free gun carrying legislation

Texas GOP governor signs permit-free gun carrying legislation

Texans will soon be able to carry handguns in public without obtaining licenses or training after the state’s Republican governor on Wednesday signed a permitless carry gun bill into law. The measure approved by Gov. Greg Abbott allows individuals 21 and older who can legally possess firearms in the state to carry handguns in public…MORE

Ex-Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge hospitalized after suffering stroke

Ex-Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge hospitalized after suffering stroke

Tom Ridge, a former Republican governor of Pennsylvania and the first US secretary of Homeland Security, was transferred by ambulance to a hospital in the Washington area Wednesday morning after suffering a stroke at his residence in Bethesda, Maryland, according to a statement provided to CNN by Ridge Global LLC. According to the statement, the…MORE

Michigan Senate passes 3 voting bills with new restrictions

Michigan Senate passes 3 voting bills with new restrictions

The Michigan Senate on Wednesday passed three bills that would restrict voting rights in the state as part of a larger Republican-led package intended to overhaul election laws, despite Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s all-but-certain veto of the measures. The state Senate advanced the measures — part of a 39-bill package introduced by state Republicans earlier…MORE

Trump-era limits on asylum claims for victims of domestic and gang violence removed

Trump-era limits on asylum claims for victims of domestic and gang violence removed

The Justice Department on Wednesday reversed two Trump-era immigration decisions that narrowed who could qualify for asylum, including an opinion that removed some protections for victims of domestic violence and gang violence. The move marks the latest attempt by the Biden administration to distance itself from the immigration policies of President Donald Trump. Attorney General…MORE

3 Honolulu police officers face charges in fatal shooting of 16-year-old

One Honolulu police officer has been charged with murder, and two others face attempted murder charges in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy that followed a high-speed chase, prosecutors said in a news release. Iremamber Sykap was shot eight times through the rear window of a car — a white Honda — that police…MORE

Bipartisan group has miles to go on infrastructure talks

Bipartisan group has miles to go on infrastructure talks

Despite having announced a deal last week on an infrastructure package, members of the bipartisan Senate group and members of leadership argue there is still significant work to do in order to turn the infrastructure framework into legislation. “They have tried hard to come up with something structurally that accommodates the imperatives of both Republicans…MORE

Sergio Ramos to leave Real Madrid after 16 years

Sergio Ramos to leave Real Madrid after 16 years

Long-serving captain Sergio Ramos is to leave Real Madrid after 16 years at the club. The central defender joined from Sevilla in 2005 and went on to enjoy a glittering career with Real, winning four Champions League trophies and five La Liga titles. He made 671 appearances and scored 101 goals from defense, many of…MORE