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PNS Daily Newscast - July 13, 2018 


The FBI’s Peter Strzok spends 10 hours in open testimony in Congress. Also on the Friday rundown: Granite Staters protest AG Sessions' approach to fighting opioid abuse, and Latino Conservation Week starts on Saturday.

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Public News Service - CA: Gun Violence Prevention

Gun safety groups say they're turning to the courts after Congress has failed to respond to an epidemic of mass shootings. (Ultra1s/iStockphoto)

SAN FRANCISCO – The City of San Francisco has joined New York City and Philadelphia in a lawsuit to force the Defense Department to improve its system for reporting military service members with disqualifying convictions or dishonorable discharges to the FBI's firearms background-check system.

Attendees show their support at the Night Out For Safety and Liberation in Oakland in 2015, a rival event to the National Night Out. (Brooke Anderson)

OAKLAND, Calif. - Tonight, 16,000 communities across the country will take part in the 33rd annual National Night Out, a program designed to foster relationships and understanding between police and the communities they serve. Organizers say the mission is particularly relevant in a year when high-p

The L.A. City Council voted Wednesday to have L.A.P.D. work with a nonprofit to identify shady gun dealers. (Rich Legg/iStockphoto)

LOS ANGELES - On Wednesday, a day when a murder-suicide shooting shut down UCLA, and one day before National Gun Violence Awareness Day, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to have LAPD work with a nonprofit to identify "bad apple" gun dealers who sell the majority of guns used in crimes.

California gun-control advocates are praising the U.S. Supreme Court for leaving in place local bans on assault weapons. (iStockphoto/Ultra1s)

California's strict gun laws are safe, for now, after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a case that could have overturned the Golden State's ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition. The court left in place a local assault weapon ban in Highland Park, Ill., which means similar ba

Operation Ceasefire combines the efforts of police, prosecutors, public health and social services to target gang violence hotspots. Credit: Rich Legg/iStock.

The community of San Bernardino came together Thursday night for a vigil to honor 4-year-old Daniel Munoz, who was shot to death in his aunt's front yard in late July, the victim of random violence. The San Bernardino Police Department is looking to make a difference by establishing a program calle

"Please Don't Shoot" - that's the message from activists gathering in downtown Oakland and in cities across the country to protest the shooting death of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) passenger. The rally at Oakland City Hall today is part of a national day of non-violent protests over the New Year

Sacramento, CA - Californians have a chance to participate in today's "Day of International Concern about Young People and Gun Violence" by making a pledge to protect children, not guns. According to the latest national statistics, the number of children and teens killed by gunfire has increased f

In the wake of last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gun rights, Californians have until midnight tonight to submit comments on a proposal to allow loaded guns in national parks. The National Parks Conservation Association opposes the plan, arguing that a current rule requiring guns to be unloade

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