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New Zealand Starts Gun Buyback Program In Response To Christchurch Mosque Shootings

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| In response to the March shootings that left 51 people dead, the nation's gun buyback program asks owners of now-banned weapons to turn them into police departments for cash.

U.S. Cities Prepare For Planned Ice Raids On Sunday


The operations are expected to take place in at least 10 major cities and last for days. According to reports, ICE is prepared to target about 2,000 recently arrived migrant families.

Tennessee Lawmakers Aim To Ban Weddings By Internet-Ordained Ministers


Tennessee lawmakers passed a law to ban officiants ordained online from performing legal marriages in the state. But this month a judge said they can continue temporarily.

New Accusations For Epstein As Some In South Florida Say 'Good Riddance' To Acosta


After Labor Secretary Alex Acosta's resignation, federal prosecutors in Manhattan alleged financier Jeffrey Epstein attempted to buy influence over people who were set to testify against him.

Mississippi Gubernatorial Candidate's Condition For Female Reporter: Bring A Man


"I did not want there to be a perception that I was riding with another female and that something promiscuous was going on or anything like that," Robert Foster told NPR.

Reckitt Benckiser Agrees To Pay $1.4 Billion In Opioid Settlement


The deal to resolve all U.S. federal investigations and claims is the biggest drug industry settlement so far stemming from the nation's deadly opioid epidemic.


U.K. Says Iran Tried To Intercept Tanker In Strait Of Hormuz; Tehran Denies It


Three Iranian vessels tried to block a commercial oil tanker on Wednesday before a British warship forced them back, according to the U.K. Defense Ministry.

Trump Expected To Renew Push For Census Citizenship Question With Executive Action


After the Supreme Court ruled to keep a citizenship question off forms for the upcoming national head count, the Trump administration is now trying to add the question by taking executive action.

Migrant Woman Testifies: My Child Died On What Is Mother's Day In My Country


Yazmin Juárez told lawmakers that her daughter died from a respiratory infection after getting inadequate medical care in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody.