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February 21, 2018

First Line News Articles for Wednesday, February 21 2018

Top Stories

Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to California gun waiting period

The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it will not take up an appeal to California’s 10-day waiting period for gun buyers, acting as the issue of gun control is once more in the national spotlight after last week’s school shooting in Florida.

Trump urges ban on ‘bump stocks,’ other gun modifiers

President Trump on Tuesday directed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to craft new regulations to ban firearm modifiers including the “bump stock” used in the Las Vegas massacre, amid bipartisan calls to strengthen gun laws in the wake of recent shooting rampages.

Lawyer charged with lying in U.S. probe of Russia election role

The U.S. special counsel who is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has charged an attorney with lying about his communications with Rick Gates, a former aide to Donald Trump’s campaign.

Trump opens door to cheaper, yet skimpier, ‘short-term’ insurance plans

The Trump administration said Tuesday it wants to let insurers sell “short-term” insurance policies that last up to year, expanding the range of cheaper options for people left behind by Obamacare while dealing a potential blow to the 2010 law’s markets.