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Friday February 3rd, 2023 day edition

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Feb 2 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday declared unconstitutional a federal law making it a crime for people under domestic violence restraining orders to own firearms.

Circuit Court of Appeals is the latest victory for gun rights advocates since a Supreme Court ruling last June granting a broad right for people to carry firearms outside the home.

In Thursday's decision, Circuit Judge Cory Wilson said banning people under domestic violence restraining orders from owning firearms "embodies salutary policy goals meant to protect vulnerable people in our society.".

Rahimi had been under a restraining order since Feb. 2020, following his alleged assault of a former girlfriend.

"Whether analyzed through the lens of Supreme Court precedent, or of the text, history, and tradition of the Second Amendment, that statute is constitutional," Garland said.

The 5th Circuit is based in New Orleans, and its decision applies in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; additional reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Bill Berkrot and Raju Gopalakrishnan. »

Suspected Chinese spy balloon found over northern U.S.

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A senior administration official confirmed that Biden had been briefed and received a “strong recommendation” that the balloon not be shot down.

Biden did not respond to a question from reporters about the balloon on Thursday afternoon at the White House.

The official did not say whether the Chinese admitted the balloon was theirs. »

Ohio animal shelter will name litter box after your ex

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An animal shelter in Hamilton, Ohio is holding a fundraiser in the lead up to Valentine’s Day, and will name a cat's litter box after an ex romantic partner for a $5 donation, before unveiling them all on the actual holiday.

Feb. 2 (UPI) -- An animal shelter in Hamilton, Ohio, is holding a unique fundraiser as a lead-up to Valentine's Day.

The Animal Friends Humane Society said Wednesday it will name a cat litter box after an ex romantic partner. »