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California appeals judge’s ruling striking down assault weapons ban

Reuters
California officials on Thursday said the state has appealed a federal judge’s decision to strike down its three-decade-old ban on assault-style weapons, saying the law is needed to prevent gun deaths. The appeal challenges last week’s ruling from U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego that the law illegally......

Donald Trump-era ban on TikTok dropped by Joe Biden

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-57413227 In his new executive order, President Biden said that the federal government should evaluate threats posed by China-based apps and software through “rigorous, evidence-based analysis”, and should address “any unacceptable or undue risks consistent with overall national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives”. BBC – For more and to......

U.S. withdrawing Trump executive orders that sought to ban TikTok, WeChat

Reuters
A picture of U.S. President Donald Trump is seen on a smartphone in front of displayed Tik Tok and WeChat logos in this illustration taken September 18, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration President Joe Biden is withdrawing a series of executive orders that sought to ban new downloads of WeChat and TikTok......

Cholera ‘Forever Destroyed’ U.N.’s Image in Haiti, Ban Ki-moon Says

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here “This disaster forever destroyed the United Nations’ reputation in Haiti,” Mr. Ban wrote in the book. “I am sickened that the country has not fully recovered.” “Resolved: Uniting Nations in a Divided World,” Mr. Ban’s memoir, was published......

Federal judge overturns California’s ban on assault weapons

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Federal judge overturns California’s ban on assault weapons – CBS News Watch CBSN Live A federal judge overturned California’s ban on assault weapons, calling the 1989 legislation a “failed experiment.” Governor Gavin Newsom criticized the decision and vowed to......

Nigeria says it suspended Twitter “indefinitely” after platform deletes president’s tweet

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Nigerian government said it has suspended Twitter “indefinitely” after the platform removed a tweet Friday from Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari for violating its abusive behavior policy.  Information and Culture Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed said the suspension is due......

Biden’s Infrastructure Plans, Trump’s Facebook Ban, Politics And Violence In Ethiopia : Up First

NPR
NPR President Biden and congressional Republicans are trying to decide the scope of a bipartisan infrastructure package — and how to pay for it. Citing public safety concerns, Facebook has extended its ban of Donald Trump until 2023. Ethiopia is set to hold elections against a backdrop of horrific violence.......

US gun laws: Judge overturns California assault weapons ban

BBC
“This case is not about extraordinary weapons lying at the outer limits of Second Amendment protection. The banned ‘assault weapons’ are not bazookas, howitzers, or machine guns. Those arms are dangerous and solely useful for military purposes,” the ruling said. BBC – For more and to sign up click here......

U.S. judge overturns California’s ban on assault weapons

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Sacramento, Calif. — A federal judge Friday overturned California’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons, ruling that it violates the constitutional right to bear arms. U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego ruled that the state’s definition of illegal military-style rifles......

A Capitol riot defendant live-streamed after he was released from detention. Now, the government wants to ban him from vlogging.

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The government has moved to block Capitol riot defendant Anthime Gionet — an alt-right internet provocateur known as “Baked Alaska” — from posting videos online after they say he live-streamed himself calling police and threatening his friend. Federal prosecutors......

EU to ban Belarus overflights from midnight, diplomats say

Reuters
A Boeing 737-800 plane of Belarusian state carrier Belavia takes off at the Domodedovo Airport outside Moscow, Russia May 28, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo European Union ambassadors on Friday adopted a plan to ban Belarus airlines from flying over EU territory or landing in EU airports, three diplomats said. The......

Biden Expands Trump-Era Ban on Investment in Chinese Firms Linked to Military

New York Times
The new executive order is another case in which the Biden administration is building on a Trump-era China initiative. Mr. Biden has also kept tariffs on Chinese goods in place, as leverage in negotiations. In this case, Biden administration officials say they were acting partly to fix the executive order......

More than 14% of renters are still behind as national eviction ban comes to an end

CNBC Real Estate
Siraj Ahmad | iStock | Getty Images More than 10 million Americans, or 14% of U.S. renters, say they aren’t caught up with their housing payments, meaning many could be at risk when the national moratorium on evictions expires in under a month. That finding comes from data collected by......

The national eviction ban expires this month. But renters still have protections in these states

CNBC Real Estate
Newark, New Jersey. Sean Pavone | iStock | Getty Images Since September, most renters across the country have been protected from eviction, thanks to an unprecedented moratorium on the proceedings ordered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now that ban will expire in less than a month, and......

Bettman upholds eight-game ban for Avs’ Kadri

ESPN
Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri‘s eight-game suspension was upheld Monday by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. Bettman heard Kadri’s appeal of the suspension last Thursday. The NHL Players’ Association has filed another appeal on Kadri’s behalf to a neutral arbitrator. Shyam Das will serve as the arbitrator, the NHLPA told ESPN’s......

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