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    Here’s a look at what’s making news: a Supreme Court abortion ruling could have implications across the nation; a victory for salmon habitats in Washington; and doctors urged to screen teens for suicide risk.

Gun Violence Prevention

Granite State Democrats held a sit-in at the State House on Thursday to show solidarity with Democrats who were blocking business in the U.S. House to demand action on gun control measures. (via Twitter/katbeep).

CONCORD, N.H. – Democratic lawmakers in the Granite State echoed the national scene on Thursday when they staged a sit-in at the State House to show solidarity with lawmakers who were blocking business on the floor of the U.S. House. Rep. Katherine Rogers helped organize the action. She says ...Read More

The Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used at Sandy Hook Elementary School. (Newtown Police/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut's ban on assault weapons has survived a challenge in federal court. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of a federal court ruling upholding the state ban on the sale of military-style assault rifles and large-capacity magazines. Ron Pinciaro, ...Read More

Full-time employees of Tennessee public colleges and universities now will be able to register with their school to carry a gun on campus if they already have proper permitting. (Morguefile.com)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- As the subject of gun laws takes center stage in the wake of the Orlando massacre, Tennessee college campus police are beginning to process registrations for employees who wish to carry guns while at work. The law allowing for full-time employees to carry guns on campus takes ef ...Read More

Gun-safety advocates want lawmakers to return to the Florida Capitol by the end of the month. (Globetrotter/Wikimedia Commons)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - While memorial services and funerals continue for the 49 victims of last week's mass shooting in Orlando, a coalition of groups believes now is the time to turn grief into action. The League of Women Voters of Florida hand-delivered a letter to Gov. Rick Scott, House Speaker Ste ...Read More

For people suffering from mental health issues, stigma is a major barrier to seeking help. (Pixabay)

DENVER - For people struggling with mental health issues, stigma is a major barrier to seeking help, according to a new Iowa State University report. The research measured how 370 college students responded when given the opportunity to learn more online about mental health services. Daniel Lann ...Read More

Maryland's assault weapons ban challenge has been revived after the Orlando massacre. (iStockphoto/Ultra1s)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The massive shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando that left 49 dead has renewed efforts in Maryland to keep the state's assault weapons ban in place. The state's landmark Firearms Safety Act of 2013 is currently being challenged in court. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is s ...Read More

Ten transgender people were murdered in the U.S. in the first five months of 2016. (Quinn Dombrowski/<br />Flickr)

NEW YORK - In shock and defiance over the mass killing in a Florida gay nightclub, New York's LGBT community marched in solidarity with Orlando on Monday evening. Elected officials and LGBT advocates turned out for the 5th annual Translatina March, demanding an end to discrimination, violence and h ...Read More

While prayers and social media tributes are much appreciated by families and survivors of the Orlando nightclub massacre, many believe it isn't enough to prevent the next mass shooting incident.

ORLANDO, Fla. - From vigils to social media tributes, there's no shortage of condolences for victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre and their families. But many activists want to see the sadness and outrage turn to action before the next tragedy unfolds. Lisa Labbe, communications director fo ...Read More

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