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Mississippi House Passes Bill to Ban Trans Athletes from Girls’ Sports

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Wilton Jackson The Mississippi House passed a bill Wednesday banning transgender athletes from playing on girls or women’s sports teams in the state’s schools and universities.  Republican Governor Tate Reeves is expected to sign the bill into law in the......

YouTube will lift ban on Trump channel when risk of violence decreases: CEO

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: YouTube logo at the YouTube Space LA in Playa Del Rey, Los Angeles, California, United States October 21, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s YouTube will lift its suspension on former U.S. President Donald Trump’s channel when it determines the risk of real-world violence has decreased, the......

Facebook ban on Trump and the need for oversight and responsibility

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY The Facebook Oversight Board’s verdict on whether to reinstate Donald Trump’s account is expected soon. Everyone is weighing in, from Bill Gates to Donald Trump himself. The decision has been breathlessly followed by some journalists as if it were a Supreme Court......

Facebook Ends Ban on Political Advertising

New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Wednesday that it planned to lift its ban on political advertising across its network, resuming a form of digital promotion that has been criticized for spreading misinformation, falsehoods and inflaming voters. The social network said it would allow advertisers to buy new ads about......

Facebook Lifts Ban on Political Advertising

New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Wednesday that it planned to lift its ban on political advertising across its network, resuming a form of digital promotion that has been criticized for spreading misinformation, falsehoods and inflaming voters. The social network said it would allow advertisers to buy new ads about......

Oregon housing advocates, state lawmakers revisit no-cause evictions ban

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Thousands of Oregonian renters could be at risk of finding eviction notices on their doors by this summer. A February report by Portland State University’s Homeless Research & Action Collaborative estimates up to 89,000 Oregon households could be at......

Boohoo ‘not aware’ of investigation after reports of US import ban

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-56251215 According to Sky News, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has seen sufficient evidence to launch an investigation after petitions from lawyer Duncan Jepson, who runs Liberty Shared, an NGO (non-governmental organisation) against modern-day slavery. BBC – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the......

Iran’s Judo Ban, Sparked by Order to Avoid Israeli, Is Overturned

New York Times
Victor Mather Iran’s blanket suspension from world judo events for ordering one of its athletes to pull out of an event to avoid competing against an Israeli was overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday. The court did not disagree that Iran had committed “severe violations” of......

U.S. announces ‘Khashoggi ban’ for 76 Saudi individuals

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London Britain, September 29, 2018. Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS/ WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States banned 76 people from Saudi Arabia on Friday, saying it will not tolerate individuals who threaten or assault......

Texas judge finds national eviction ban unconstitutional

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Nurses display a ‘Stay Home’ sign on their vehicle during a car caravan of nurses calling for people to remain home amid a surge of COVID-19 cases in El Paso on November 16, 2020 in El Paso, Texas. Mario Tama......

Indian billionaire says the country’s regulators need to ‘step in and ban bitcoin’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Indian billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala said the country’s regulators should ban cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. The investor, sometimes referred to as India’s Warren Buffett, said he “will never buy bitcoin.” “I think it’s speculation of the highest order. I don’t want to......

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