Martin Kaste

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House Passes Second Gun Background Check Bill In As Many Days

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The measure seeks to close the so-called "Charleston loophole" that allowed an avowed white supremacist to buy a gun he used to kill 9 people at Mother Emanuel AME in Charleston. S.C., in 2015.

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House Votes To Heighten Background Checks For Gun Purchases

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The House is voting Wednesday and Thursday to "enhance" the background check system for gun purchases. One proposed fix is extra time for the checkers.

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When Sheriffs Won't Enforce The Law

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Some sheriffs in Washington state say they won't enforce a new gun law. It's the latest example of sheriffs exercising what some regard as their duty to resist "government overreach."

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Some Sheriffs In Rural Washington Refuse To Enforce New Gun Law

Thursday, February 21, 2019

By refusing to enforce the gun-control law, it's the latest example of sheriffs who claim they have a special duty to resist "bad" laws in the name of the people who elected them.

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Bump Stocks Will Soon Be Illegal, But That's Not Stopping Sales

Monday, February 04, 2019

The federal ban on bump stocks announced in December takes effect March 26. Sellers and gun rights groups are taking advantage of that extra time to boost sales, despite the upcoming ban.

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How The Government Shutdown Is Affecting The Federal Bureau Of Prisons

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Prisons are already understaffed, but employees there are considered essential and must work without pay as the federal government shutdown continues.

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Trump Administration To Ban Bump Stocks, Similar Devices That Mimic Machine Guns

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Trump administration has concluded that bump stock devices, and those that are similar, mimic "machine guns" and are therefore illegal. The rule takes effect in 90 days, barring legal action.

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Justice Department Bans Bump Stocks, Devices Used In Deadly Las Vegas Shooting

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

New regulations will bar the sale of the accessories that enable rifles to fire faster, and will require current owners to turn them in or destroy them.

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Wolves Are Back In Germany, But Not Always Welcome

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Germany is seeing the return of wolf packs, and with them growing political tension over whether the animals pose too much of a threat.

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America's Growing Cop Shortage

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

A hot job market and skepticism about law enforcement are making it harder for police departments across the country to replace officers who are retiring.

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Shortage Of New Recruits Leads Police Departments To Poach From Other Cities

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Police departments are struggling to recruit enough new officers. Some are resorting to poaching, while others are reshaping the job itself to appeal to people who grew up in the shadow of Ferguson.

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Shortage Of Officers Fuels Police Recruiting Crisis

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Many police departments are scrambling to find enough officers to fill their ranks. That's led to recruitment wars and shortages in the field which have escalated overtime.

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Facebook Increasingly Reliant on A.I. To Predict Suicide Risk

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Ten times a day, on average, Facebook's AI-driven self-harm detection system alerts authorities to people who may be about to hurt themselves.

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Investigators Still Looking For A Motive Behind Thousand Oaks Shooting

Friday, November 09, 2018

As details are put together of the police response to the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, Calif., there are questions about whether the alleged gunman could have been stopped sooner.

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The Latest On The Deadly Shooting In Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

On Wednesday night, in Thousand Oaks, Calif., 12 people, including a sheriff's sergeant, were shot and killed during college night at a bar. The gunman is also dead.

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What We Know About Cesar Sayoc, The Man Charged In The Suspicious Packages Case

Friday, October 26, 2018

Cesar Sayoc, the man suspected of mailing 13 suspicious packages to prominent critics of President Trump, has a criminal record that includes at least one bomb threat.

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Trump At Odds With Local Chicago Leaders On Response To Gun Violence

Thursday, October 11, 2018

President Trump this week promised to "straighten out" gun violence in Chicago. His strategy: Oppose police reform deals that limit cops' ability to challenge and search potential criminals.

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How Police Investigate Sex Crimes

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

The FBI probe into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is not a criminal investigation into a claim of sexual assault. Experienced criminal investigators say their work differs from this probe.

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The Politics Of Bump Stocks, 1 Year After Las Vegas Shooting

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Most Americans first learned about "bump stocks," which speed up the firing rate of semiautomatic rifles, in the aftermath of the Las Vegas massacre. A year later, they're still mostly legal.

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Violent Crime Stays Flat Nationally, Louisiana Still Leads States for Murder

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

According to the FBI's latest Uniform Crime Report, overall crime rates are stable but regional variations are quite large.

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