President Trump's declaration that he's the best friend gun owners will ever have comes with a twist: Reduced gun sales
California is not happy with the new Census citizenship question
California filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration Tuesday for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census . (It's the first time the government has done that in 70 years!) The Golden State's attorney general, Xavier Becerra, filed the lawsuit, arguing that the citizenship question is unconstitutional and would intimidate immigrants from filling out the Census form. Not so fast, the Trump administration says. Commerce Secretary Wilbur said the citizenship information is needed to enforce the Voting Rights Act, which protects minority voters.
Speaking of California …
The controversy in Sacramento over the officer-involved shooting of Stephon Clark , an unarmed black man, took a new turn Tuesday. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra's office will provide "independent oversight" into the investigation, announced Police Chief Daniel Hahn, the city's first African-American chief who was sworn in less than a year ago. Clark, 22, was shot in his grandmother's backyard March 18 following a police pursuit. Clark's family and the NAACP have demanded that the investigation be turned over to the Justice Department.
Did Kim Jong Un take a mystery train ride to China?
An armored train apparently bound for Pyongyang rolled out of Beijing on Tuesday, a day after arriving in China's capital. The mysterious convoy fueled speculation that reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had visited China ahead of proposed talks with President Trump . The 21-car train with green paint and yellow stripes was similar to the train that Kim's father, Kim Jong Il, took to China in 2011. So far, Chinese officials have been mum, and North Korea's state media has made no mention of a visit to China.
Larry Nassar's boss is arraigned
Former Michigan State dean William Strampel, the boss of disgraced gymnast doctor Larry Nassar, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of felony misconduct in office and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for groping a female student and storing pornographic images on his computer, according to court records. The charges are the first related to the state attorney general's investigation of sexual misconduct at Michigan State University that was announced in January. What happens now? Strampel was released on $25,000 bail and ordered to avoid contact with victims or witnesses, plus he cannot travel out of state. A preliminary hearing is set for May 3.