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California apologizes for internment

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/21/20, 11:21 am

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday continued a tradition of remembering President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s executive order on Feb. 19, 1942, imprisoning Japanese Americans during World War II. The following day, the California State Assembly unanimously passed a new resolution apologizing for helping the U.S. government send 120,000 Japanese Americans to internment camps.

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Gun owners rally in Virginia

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/20/20, 01:38 pm

Demonstrators chanted “Northam out” and waved flags of support for President Donald Trump as thousands congregated at the Virginia Capitol in Richmond on Monday to protest proposed gun control legislation. Concerns about violence at the rally led Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat, to declare a state of emergency and ban all weapons from the Capitol grounds.

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Virginia governor turns attention to gun violence

by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/05/19, 11:38 am

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Tuesday called for a special legislative session to focus on gun violence after a former Virginia Beach city employee opened fire at a municipal building on Friday, killing 12 people. The Democrat, speaking at a news conference, said he would seek to pass “common sense public safety laws,” like universal background checks, banning assault style weapons, and increasing penalties for leaving firearms around children.

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