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Saturday October 15th, 2022 morning edition

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The decision came in a criminal case charging a man, Randy Price, with illegally possessing a gun with the serial number removed that was found in his car.

The judge dismissed that charge, though Price is still charged with illegally possessing the gun after being convicted of previous felonies.

The federal law in question prohibits anyone from transporting a gun with the serial number removed across state lines, or from possessing such a gun if it has ever been transported across state lines.

Serial numbers, first required by the federal Gun Control Act of 1968, are intended to prevent illegal gun sales and make it easier to solve crimes by allowing individual guns to be traced.

Price argued that the law is unconstitutional in light of the Supreme Court's June 24 ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc v. Bruen.

Bruen said serial numbers were not required when the Second Amendment was adopted in 1791, and were not widely used until 1968, putting them outside that tradition.

Reporting By Brendan Pierson in New York; Editing by Alexia Garamfalvi, Nick Zieminski, David Gregorio and Marguerita Choy. »

Dolly Parton donation strategy: ‘I just give from my heart’

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Dolly Parton poses for a picture before the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy Ceremony at Gotham Hall on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in New York.

NEW YORK (AP) — Dolly Parton laughs at the idea that she is some sort of secret philanthropist.

Oh, and it did eventually come out that Parton had donated $1 million for research that helped create the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19. »

China gives Tesla tax break 3 days after Musk's Taiwan advice

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On Friday (Oct. 7), the Financial Times published an interview with Musk when he recommended Taiwan become absorbed into China as a special administrative zone that is "reasonably palatable."

The tech tycoon then speculated that while it "won't make everyone happy," the terms of Beijing's rule over Taiwan could be "more lenient than Hong Kong.".

On Tuesday (Oct. 11), Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said that Musk, "truly does not understand Taiwan nor cross-strait relations." »