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Shutdown battle heats up in Michigan

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/01/20, 11:20 am

Demonstrators on Thursday gathered for a second time in Lansing, Mich., to protest coronavirus-related shutdown orders. While many displayed signs from their cars, some entered the Capitol building and demanded entry to the floor of the House of Representatives, which is off-limits. Officials also closed the House gallery to the public to help legislators maintain social distance. Some protesters openly carried guns in the Senate gallery, which is legal in the state. Between 400 and 700 mostly peaceful demonstrators showed up, Michigan State Police spokeswoman Shanon Banner said.

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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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