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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

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

Juneteenth’s path to becoming a federal holiday was a long time coming

Juneteenth’s path to becoming a federal holiday was a long time coming

For much of US history, Juneteenth has been a date observed mostly by Black Americans commemorating the symbolic end of slavery. Since the reckoning reignited by the killing of George Floyd last year, though, the tide has changed enormously. All but one state, as well as the District of Columbia, recognize the milestone of Black…MORE

Six people injured after a boat explodes at Lake of the Ozarks

Six people, including three children, were injured when a boat exploded on the Lake of the Ozarks Tuesday, officials said. It happened early afternoon as the 26-foot boat was docked in the Osage Arm of the lake, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. MSHP said there was a mechanical problem that caused a fuel-related fire.…MORE

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