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U.N.: Nuclear weapons ban treaty to enter into force

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations announced Saturday that 50 countries have ratified a U.N. treaty to ban nuclear weapons triggering its entry into force in 90 days, a move hailed by anti-nuclear activists but strongly opposed by the United States and the other major nuclear powers.

Voter advocates hoping to stave off intimidation at polls

BOISE — Voting rights advocates and state officials are on high alert over fears that U.S. polling stations could attract the same strain of partisan violence and civil unrest that erupted on American streets this year, fueled by a deadly pandemic, outrage over police brutality and one of the most contentious elections ever.

Americans divided over armed civilians who flock to protests

The scenes have become commonplace in 2020: People gathered at state Capitols with semiautomatic long guns strapped across their chests. A couple near St. Louis emerging from their mansion brandishing firearms as Black Lives Matter demonstrators marched by the house. Men roaming the streets with rifles during protests over racial inequality, punctuated by two people being killed in Wisconsin and another in Portland over the weekend.

9th Circuit ends California ban on high-capacity magazines

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out California's ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, saying the law violates the U.S. Constitution's protection of the right to bear firearms.

Major gun safety group endorses Joe Biden’s presidential bid

Joe Biden has received the endorsement of one of the nation’s largest gun control advocacy groups, Everytown for Gun Safety, in the latest sign that Bernie Sanders’ spotty record on guns may be weighing him down in the presidential primary.

Gun control law for child care centers passes

A person bringing a gun or other weapon in or near a child care center could be charged with a gross misdemeanor under a bill passed Tuesday by the Legislature.

AP sources: Feds search for possible gun at Epstein jail

The federal jail in New York City where wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life is on lockdown as authorities try to determine whether someone smuggled a gun inside one of the most secure federal jails in the country, three people familiar with the matter told the Associated Press.

High-capacity magazine ban dies, replacement filed

A proposal to ban the sale of high-capacity gun magazines in Washington died by not receiving a vote by a key deadline Wednesday evening, but gun-control advocates quickly reloaded with a new proposal.

RIP to these Washington state legislative bills

Four weeks into the 2020 legislative session it’s impossible to say what new laws will be created on major issues like the environment, homelessness or taxes. It is possible to predict with some certainty which bills won’t become law.