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California Gov. Gavin Newsom shakes hands with Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel, D-Los Angeles County, after signing Gabriel's bill that raises taxes on guns and ammunition in Sacramento on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during an interview in Sacramento, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023. Newsom signed a bill on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, to ban school boards from rejecting textbooks based on their teachings about the contributions of people from different racial backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities, calling the measure "long overdue." Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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The cases against Trump and Nixon raised crucial constitutional questions about how far could a president go to stay in office if convinced his reelection was crucial to the nation, Ron Elving writes. Getty Images/File hide caption

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Damian Williams has been nominated to head the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan. Williams would be the first Black man to run the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. U.S. Attorney's Office via AP hide caption

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Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed four bills into law Thursday that implement some criminal justice reforms, notably one with the goal of preventing false confessions. Justin L. Fowler/AP hide caption

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Federal law enforcement officers fire impact munitions and tear gas at protesters demonstrating against racism and police violence in front of the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse in Portland, Ore., on July 16, 2020. Through the end of 2020, the majority of last year's federal civil disorder charges were filed in Oregon. Jonathan Levinson/OPB hide caption

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Travelers wait at the ride-share pickup location at Sacramento International Airport. Uber is allowing drivers at three California airports to set their own fares. Scott Rodd/Capital Public Radio hide caption

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Due To New California Law, Uber Allows Some Drivers To Set Their Own Rates

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Suzanne Devine Clark, an art teacher at Deerfield Beach Elementary School, places painted stones at a memorial outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the first anniversary of the school shooting on Feb. 14, 2019, in Parkland, Fla. The state passed its red flag law in 2018 after the shootings at the high school. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Florida Could Serve As Example For Lawmakers Considering Red Flag Laws

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Jake Thomas Patterson is suspected of kidnapping Jayme Closs, 13, and fatally shooting her parents in Barron County, Wis. Barron County Sheriff's Department/AP hide caption

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British police say a man tried to steal the Salisbury Cathedral's Magna Carta, one of four original documents that have survived. Here, a schoolboy looks at the Magna Carta in the cathedral's Chapter House. Kieran Doherty/Reuters hide caption

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The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal to an Arkansas law that would make it illegal to have a medication-induced abortion. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Leaves In Place Law That Effectively Bans Abortion By Pill — For Now

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Kenneth and Irene Hernandez pay their respects as they visit a makeshift memorial with crosses placed near the scene of a shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. A man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community in November, killing and wounding many. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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A handgun on display at the National Rifle Association's 2003 annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. A federal appeals court struck down part of a Florida law prohibiting physicians in that state from discussing guns in the home with their patients. Chris Livingston/Getty Images hide caption

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