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Back-to-back mass shootings prompt calls for gun restrictions. Facing mass shootings in Boulder and the Atlanta area within a week, President Joe Biden has called for fast action to enact stricter gun laws. In Colorado, authorities have yet to release details about what set off the mass shooting at a King Soopers grocery store. Source: The New York Times

S.C. House grants extra pay for teachers, police, promises more for others. The South Carolina House gave key approval to the state’s $9.8 billion budget Tuesday, which provides small raises only for most teachers and some law enforcement officers. State workers were promised more in the future. Source: Associated Press

McKnight on Fox pushing bill punishing doctors for treating transgender minors. S.C. Rep. Cezar McKnight, D-Williamsburg, accepted an invitation to Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show Tuesday to promote his bill that would bar doctors from prescribing medications or performing gender-altering surgeries on anybody under the age of 18. Source: The Post and Courier

Corbin suggests making all state residents members of militia. S.C. Sen. Tom Corbin, R-Greenville, suggested making everyone over age 17 who can legally own a gun a member of a militia to dodge future federal laws that would limit gun ownership. Source: Associated Press

White House eyes longer ban on evictions. The current eviction moratorium is set to expire as the federal government is racing to distribute new coronavirus relief to families still struggling to pay rent and other bills. Source: The Washington Post

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