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'Stone-cold ideologue': California Gov. Newsom slams judge as state appeals assault weapons decision

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U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego ruled last Friday that the state's definition of illegal military-style rifles unlawfully deprives law-abiding Californians of weapons commonly allowed in most other states and by the U.S. Supreme Court.
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California is appealing a federal judge's ruling that overturned the state's assault weapon ban

California is appealing a federal judge's ruling that overturned the state's assault weapon ban

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Summary List Placement California's Attorney General appealed a federal judge's ruling that overturned the state's ban on assault weapons.
Attorney General Rob Bonta said at a news conference on Thursday that the decision to overturn the ban was "disturbing and troubling and of great concern," according to NBC News.
"Equating firearms that have been used in many of the deadliest mass shootings in this country with Swiss Army knives has no basis in law or fact," Bonta separately said in a press release. "The ban on assault weapons will not put an end to all gun violence, but it is one...
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California appeals court ruling upending assault weapons ban

California appeals court ruling upending assault weapons ban

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California's governor denounced in starkly personal terms a federal judge's upending of the state's restrictions on assault weapons as officials announced the filing Thursday of a formal notice that they will appeal the decision.
They described last week's ruling by U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez as an outlier that conflicts with at least six other federal decisions upholding assault weapons laws in California and elsewhere, a ruling that is designed to get the issue before a recently more conservative U.S. Supreme Court.
Gov. Gavin Newsom, the son of a judge...
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Diplomats to meet in Vienna for more Iran nuclear talks

Diplomats to meet in Vienna for more Iran nuclear talks

VIENNA - Further talks between Iran and global powers were planned Sunday to try to negotiate and restore a landmark 2015 agreement to contain Iranian nuclear development that... Read more ...

New Israeli leader: World powers must ‘wake up' on Iran nuke deal

New Israeli leader: World powers must ‘wake up' on Iran nuke deal

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday opened his first Cabinet meeting since swearing in his new coalition government last week with a condemnation of... Read more ...

Opinion | The Incredible Shrinking Mayor of New York

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Driver hits 2 near Wasserman Schultz's car at Pride parade in South Florida

Driver hits 2 near Wasserman Schultz's car at Pride parade in South Florida

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No cross-endorsement, but Garcia-Yang matchup draws fire in New York mayor's...

No cross-endorsement, but Garcia-Yang matchup draws fire in New York mayor's race

NEW YORK - Andrew Yang stood in front of a roaring crowd and a Chinese lion-dancing troupe in Flushing and exhorted his most loyal constituency - Queens' Asian-American... Read more ...

Judge Blocks CDC From Enforcing Cruise Ship Coronavirus Rules

Judge Blocks CDC From Enforcing Cruise Ship Coronavirus Rules

Florida won a preliminary injunction against the health agency's COVID-19 safety and vaccination requirements for ships to set sail. Read more ...

Department of Veterans Affairs 'moving ahead' to provide gender-affirming...

Department of Veterans Affairs 'moving ahead' to provide gender-affirming surgery to transgender veterans: report

Summary List Placement The Department of Veterans Affairs will modify its healthcare policy to cover gender-affirming surgery for veterans who are transgender, CNN first... Read more ...

Biden family announces the death of beloved German Shepherd, Champ

Biden family announces the death of beloved German Shepherd, Champ

Summary List Placement President Joe Biden on Saturday announced the death of Champ, one of his family's two dogs. "He was our constant, cherished companion during the last 13... Read more ...

Trump administration lawyers connected to his most controversial policies...

Trump administration lawyers connected to his most controversial policies are struggling to find new jobs, report says

Summary List Placement Top lawyers who worked for the Trump administration are having a hard time finding new positions compared to those who served in previous... Read more ...

Hard-line judiciary head wins Iran presidency amid low turnout

Hard-line judiciary head wins Iran presidency amid low turnout

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Iran's hard-line judiciary chief won the country's presidential election in a landslide victory Saturday, propelling the supreme leader's protege... Read more ...