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‘Red Flag Laws’ Offer Tool For Preventing Some Gun Violence

‘Red Flag Laws’ Offer Tool For Preventing Some Gun Violence

By RYAN J. FOLEY and JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press After a white supremacist discussed plans on Facebook for a mass shooting at a synagogue, police in Washington used a new law to quickly seize his 12 firearms, long before he was convicted of any crime. But when a Tennessee father became alarmed about his son…

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Serial Killer Who Preyed on Gay Men Executed in Florida

Serial Killer Who Preyed on Gay Men Executed in Florida

STARKE, FL (AP) — Gary Ray Bowles, a serial killer who preyed on older gay men during an eight-month spree that left six dead, was executed by lethal injection Thursday at Florida State Prison. The sentence was carried out at 10:58 p.m., according to the office of Gov. Ron DeSantis. Bowles received the death penalty…

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Foot on table: British PM at home in French president palace

Foot on table: British PM at home in French president palace

PARIS (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson apparently wasn’t sweating it despite the high stakes subject of his talks with the president of France: Brexit. So relaxed was he during his Thursday visit to Paris that he sat deep in an upholstered chair in an Elysee Palace salon — and briefly put his foot…

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Planned Parenthood Sees Swift Fallout From Quitting Program

Planned Parenthood Sees Swift Fallout From Quitting Program

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (AP) — Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping into financial reserves, intensifying fundraising and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases in the wake of its decision to quit a $260 million federal family planning program in a dispute with the Trump administration over…

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As Warm Welcome Chills, Turkey Clamps Down on Syrians

As Warm Welcome Chills, Turkey Clamps Down on Syrians

BEIRUT (AP) — Mustafa, a 21-year-old Syrian in Turkey, was at the shoe factory in Istanbul where he worked making army boots when three policemen stormed in, asking if everyone had their papers. He and three other Syrian refugees did not. Within a day, Mustafa and a busload of other refugees would be driven to…

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