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California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A federal judge ruled on Friday against a California gun control bill that would have banned the possession of magazines holding more than 10 bullets, USA Today reports.

The big picture: The ban, supported by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, was introduced in a state with some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the country. California law has prohibited buying or selling the magazines in question since 2000, but they could be kept by those who already owned them, per USA Today. Newsom called for "even tougher" laws last year following the fatal Thousand Oaks shooting.

In a statement obtained by USA Today, Newsom criticized the judge’s ruling:

“This District Court Judge’s failure to uphold a ban on high-capacity magazines is indefensible, dangerous for our communities and contradicts well-established case law. I strongly disagree with the court’s assessment that ‘the problem of mass shootings is very small.’ Our commitment to public safety and defending common sense gun safety laws remains steadfast.”

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Why it matters: Spinning off these crown jewels may jeopardize both the physical and e-commerce sides of the companies in the long run by breaking the benefits of hybrid operations, analysts say.

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U.S. envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman will visit Khartoum this week amid what Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has called the “worst and most dangerous" crisis of Sudan’s transition to democracy, two sources with direct knowledge tell Axios.

Driving the news: Roughly 2,000-3,000 people had joined a sit-in in Khartoum as of this afternoon, per Reuters, after protesters massed over the weekend to call on the military to bring down the government. The protests came just four weeks after a failed military coup.

Trump sues National Archives, Jan. 6 committee to block records request

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President Trump filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block the National Archives from releasing White House records to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, citing executive privilege.

Why it matters: It's the latest escalation in Trump's campaign to disrupt the committee's sweeping probe into the circumstances surrounding Jan. 6, including his actions and communications leading up to the Capitol attack.