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Is Trump Support for Red Flag Laws ‘Cooling’?

After first hinting he was considering tougher gun measures, President Donald Trump is now saying what the gun lobby wants to hear. He told a House Republican retreat Thursday that “Democrats want to confiscate guns from law-abiding Americans.”

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California Bans Private Prisons

The private prison industry is set to be upended after California lawmakers passed a bill banning the facilities from operating in the state. The move will probably close down four large immigration detention facilities that can hold up to 4,500 people at a time.

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How Kamala Harris Shifted Positions on Criminal Justice

Sen. Harris didn’t challenge a moderator’s contention at Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate that her new criminal justice reform proposal contradicts some of her past positions while she was California Attorney General. But she said her initiatives on police bias training and drug treatment served as a “national model.”

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Lawsuit Gives Clues to How Drug Makers Weakened DEA

Newly unsealed documents in a Cleveland case provide clues to one of the most enduring mysteries of the opioid epidemic: How were drug companies able to weaken the federal government’s enforcement at the height of the crisis? The industry commissioned a “Crisis Playbook” to burnish its image and blame the federal government for not doing enough to stop the epidemic.