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June 24, 2019 - 12:36 pm
Richmond, VA — In preparation for the July 9 Special Session of the Virginia General Assembly, Mayor Levar Stoney has proposed legislation banning firearms in city parks and city buildings. This legislation will be introduced in anticipation of General Assembly action to grant such authority to...
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June 17, 2019 - 12:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided with the state of Virginia on Monday, finding nothing improper about its decades-old ban on mining radioactive uranium. The owners of a massive deposit of radioactive uranium, the largest known in the United States, challenged that ban, which has prevented...
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June 11, 2019 - 2:38 pm
Just days after Twitter banned pro-life group Live Action due to its messages against abortion, Pinterest reportedly did the same thing, only in a different manner. Pinterest first banned Live Action after listing it as a pornographic site, then claimed it was because the group spreads...
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This April 10, 2019, photo shows a sign by furnyc.org in the window of Victoria Stass Collection in New York's fur district.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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April 17, 2019 - 12:13 pm
By DAVID KLEPPER and DAVID R. MARTIN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A burgeoning movement to outlaw fur is seeking to make its biggest statement yet in the fashion mecca of New York City. Lawmakers are pushing a measure that would ban the sale of all new fur products in the city where such...
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March 21, 2019 - 1:14 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Bump stocks — the attachment used by the killer during the 2017 Las Vegas massacre to make his weapons fire rapidly like machine guns — will become illegal in the U.S. next week. It's the only major gun restriction imposed by the federal government in the past few years. Owners...
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November 15, 2018 - 12:01 pm
By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A top U.S. health official on Thursday pledged to try to ban menthol from regular cigarettes, outlaw flavors in all cigars, and tighten rules regarding the sale of most flavored versions of electronic cigarettes. The move represents a major step to...
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August 09, 2018 - 2:56 pm
By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping the widely used pesticide chlorpyrifos (clor-PEER-i-fos) on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of...
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May 31, 2018 - 3:41 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A farmer wants the courts to step in after he was barred from a Michigan farmers market because he doesn't allow gay couples to marry at his apple orchard. The Lansing State Journal reports that a conservative Christian nonprofit is representing farmer Steve Tennes...
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