The U.S. Department of Homeland issued guidance that deems firearms stores essential services, but state and local governments have drawn different conclusions on whether gun stores should remain open.
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An investigation by McClatchy and ProPublica found unchecked violence and inhumane conditions in county jails, but the state’s oversight agency has no power to stop it. Experts say that needs to change.
As homeless people in California are often making due without access to basic facilities like toilets, there are elevated levels of fecal bacteria in some of the state's prized waterways. It's set off a battle with the Trump administration.