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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is taking executive actions on gun control that include closing the so-called gun show loophole. Under current law, only federally licensed gun dealers must conduct background checks on buyers, but many who sell guns at flea markets or online don't register as dealers. Now, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will issue updated guidance that says anyone "in the business" of selling guns should be considered a dealer.
BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Father-and-son ranchers convicted of setting fire to federal grazing land have reported to prison as the armed activists who've taken up their cause maintain the occupation of a remote Oregon wildlife preserve. Federal authorities have not made an effort to retake the area. No one has been hurt or taken hostage. The armed group says it wants an inquiry into whether the government is forcing ranchers off their land.
CHICAGO (AP) — At least one officer who responded to the suicide Fox Lake Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz (GLIHN'-uh-wihts) staged to make look like he was killed in the line of duty thought Gliniewicz might have killed himself. That's according to newly-released documents from the task force that investigated the case. Most of the officers rejected the idea, but one inexperienced officer said Gliniewicz' hand position suggested suicide.
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago city lawyer accused by a federal judge of concealing evidence in a civil case regarding a fatal police shooting has resigned. A statement from the city's law department says Jordan Marsh submitted his resignation today. A judge says Marsh "intentionally concealed" important evidence in a civil trial that ended last year with jurors finding two officers were justified in killing a man during a 2011 traffic stop.
WASHINGTON (AP) — New records from the Defense Department show the sexual assault of military children happens hundreds of times each year. According to the data, there were at least 1,584 substantiated cases of abuse between fiscal years 2010 and 2014. It's unclear how many of the incidents resulted in legal action. The abuse is committed most often by male enlisted troops.
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