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Attorney General Merrick Garland, center, talks with John Lausch, the U.S. Attorney for the Northen District of Illinois, as they walk between youth baseball game held by the Chicago Westside Sports, a part of The Chicago Police Department's formed Police Athletic League, at Columbus Park in Chicago, Illinois, Thursday, July 22, 2021. Garland is vowing that the Justice Department will crack down on gun trafficking corridors as part of a comprehensive approach to combat surging gun violence. (Samuel Corum/Pool via AP)

DOJ to send gun trafficking strike forces to 5 U.S. cities

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said his new Justice Department is focusing on five American cities to tackle illegal gun trafficking. On Thursday, while in Chicago, the official announced he’s sending gun trafficking strike forces to the Democrat-led cities of Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and Washington D.C.





Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva speaks during a ceremony in Monterey Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

L.A. County Sheriff says he will not enforce mask mandate

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva stated he would not enforce the new indoor mask mandate. In a statement on Friday, Villanueva said forcing the vaccinated and those who already contracted COVID-19 to wear masks indoors has not been backed by science and contradicted CDC guidelines.