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FBI sees spike in gun sale background checks amid coronavirus pandemic

FBI sees spike in gun sale background checks amid coronavirus pandemic

The FBI reported a 41% surge in background checks by individuals attempting to purchase firearms in the United States last month, according to newly released data from the agency, a significant increase over the same period last year. The new figures indicate 3.7 million gun purchase background checks were conducted in the month of March…MORE

Officials keep calling the coronavirus pandemic a ‘war.’ Here’s why

Officials keep calling the coronavirus pandemic a ‘war.’ Here’s why

Donald Trump has called himself a “wartime president” and said coronavirus is an “invisible enemy.” The former CDC director has warned of a “long war ahead.” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has called on the public to support our “troops,” otherwise known as health care workers. The now-common metaphors comparing the efforts to stop coronavirus…MORE

Coronavirus has police everywhere scrambling to respond as their forces are reduced

Coronavirus has police everywhere scrambling to respond as their forces are reduced

Serving and trying to protect against a threat we can’t see, law enforcement officials around the country are grappling with policing during the coronavirus pandemic. Big departments such as in New York or Detroit are shifting resources and people around to ensure essential work gets done as their workforces are reduced by the virus. Sheriffs’…MORE

Almost $30 million in drugs seized in nearly half-mile-long tunnel linking US and Mexico

Almost $30 million in drugs seized in nearly half-mile-long tunnel linking US and Mexico

Federal agents in San Diego seized about 4,400 pounds of drugs from a sophisticated smuggling tunnel that stretched into Tijuana, Mexico, authorities in California announced Tuesday. The three-foot-wide tunnel is more than 2,000 feet long and has reinforced walls, ventilation, lighting and a rail system, according to a statement from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.…MORE

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