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Riverbank confronts business moratoriums again

Riverbank’s City Council is poised Tuesday to extend temporary bans on new stores selling drug paraphernalia and on new hookah, e-cigarette and vapor lounges. The City Council also will consider an outright prohibition on Internet cafe gambling, which already is illegal under state law.

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FBI data show thousands of gun sales beat checks

More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system — 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.

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