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Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte. Photo: Angerer/Getty Images

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte (R) has signed legislation that forbids state and local law enforcement from enforcing federal bans on guns, ammunition and magazines.

Why it matters: The move, made official on Friday, comes after President Biden presented a series of executive actions on guns following several mass shootings that have taken place this year.

  • While supporters say the new measure protects the second amendment from harsher gun control laws, opponents say it "would make it difficult for local law enforcement to collaborate with federal authorities on issues beyond gun access when such collaboration is essential to protect public safety," AP writes.

Details: The law also prohibits state funds from being used to uphold federal gun restrictions.

  • Any state employee, including law enforcement, cannot cooperate, communicate or collaborate with a federal agency whose primary purpose is to enforce federal bans on guns.

Worth noting: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) similarly signed a bill earlier this month that protects gun owners in the state from federal gun restrictions, per Fox News.

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The Justice Department sued Texas on Friday over Gov. Greg Abbott's (R) executive order restricting transportation of undocumented migrants.

Driving the news: The DOJ is asking a federal judge to block the order immediately. It's the latest clash between Texas and President Biden's Justice Department.

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Facebook changes corporate name to Meta

Screen shot of CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the company's "Connect" virtual event

CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said the social media giant is renaming its company Meta.

Why it matters: The effort is meant to shift its image from a social media platform to a “metaverse” company that focuses on building virtual work and social communities.

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Restaurant chain Sweetgreen on Monday filed to go public, and revealed that it lost money in each year since 2014.

Why it matters: The company lied when it repeatedly told reporters it was profitable.