Democrats Renew Demand for Records on Family Separations

House Democrats on Thursday renewed pressure to obtain critical records on the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance family separation policy in light of a watchdog report detailing psychological trauma children experienced at facilities throughout the United States.

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Mental Health and Gun Purchases

A man who stayed in a hospital for three days for an involuntary mental health examination should not be permanently barred from purchasing a firearm, a federal court in Pennsylvania ruled, finding that involuntary emergency examinations do not count as commitments to a mental institution, which do trigger the law barring firearm purchases.  

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