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In the wake of last week's deadly shootings at a Naval base in Pensacola, Fla., state authorities are considering changing a rule that allowed the Saudi gunman to legally purchase a handgun.

Former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, who lost his seat in November, has issued 428 pardons in his final days in office. Many of those pardoned are controversial, violent felons. Prosecutors are dismayed.

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The sixth Democratic primary debate has shaped up to be the smallest — and least diverse — so far of the 2020 campaign.

Just seven candidates have qualified per Democratic National Committee requirements: former Vice President Joe Biden; South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg; Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar; Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders; billionaire businessman Tom Steyer; Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren; and nonprofit executive Andrew Yang.

Updated at 5:35 p.m. ET

Amid a labor dispute at the site of next week's presidential primary debate, all seven Democratic candidates who made the stage are siding with unions and threatening not to participate in the event.

Candidates are scheduled to meet for the Democratic presidential debate on the Loyola Marymount University campus in Los Angeles on Dec. 19.

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