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How U.S. gun manufacturers market their firearms despite restrictions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here On Wed., July 27, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform is holding a hearing with the CEOs of firearm manufacturers Daniel Defense, Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger & Co. on the topic of gun violence in America, with......

U.S. imposes fresh restrictions on Cuban officials ahead of protest anniversary

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The U.S. flag flies next to security guarding the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba, January 12, 2021. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/HAVANA, July 9 (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department announced visa restrictions on Saturday against 28 Cuban officials that it said were......

WGC event canceled due to COVID restrictions

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The WGC-HSBC Champions, scheduled for Oct. 27-30 in Shanghai, has been canceled because of COVID-19 restrictions in China, the PGA Tour announced Wednesday. The tour said the decision was made along with the China Golf Association. It is the third straight season in which the WGC-HSBC Champions was canceled because......

Justice Dept. Sues Arizona Over Voting Restrictions

New York Times
The Justice Department sued Arizona on Tuesday over a new state law requiring proof of citizenship to vote in a presidential election, saying the Republican-imposed restrictions are a “textbook violation” of federal law. It is the third time the department under Attorney General Merrick B. Garland has challenged a state’s......

Thailand ends almost all travel restrictions — but one key rule remains

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Travelers wondering what it’s like to visit Thailand now may be interested to know the country is “allowing almost everything” again. That’s according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the governmental entity responsible for promoting tourism to the country.......

Swedish minister: Trump threatened trade restrictions to release A$AP Rocky

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Abigail Adcox President Donald Trump threatened to incite a trade war with Sweden to release U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky from prison in 2019, according to the country’s justice and home affairs minister. During an interview with a Swedish paper......

UK unlikely to return to mandatory Covid restrictions despite rising cases

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here More than 1.7 million Brits — or around 1 in 35 people — tested positive for Covid in the week to June 18, the latest data from the U.K.’s Office for National Statistics showed Friday. Adrian Dennis | Afp |......

National Right to Life eyes medication abortion restrictions as next step in post-Roe fight

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here At a joyous National Right to Life Committee convention over the weekend in Atlanta, where attendees listened to workshops such as “Preparing for the 2022 Elections” and “Grassroots Lobbying 101,” medication abortion — which is becoming the more common......

Lithuania blames Russia for cyberattacks, citing threats over cargo restrictions.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Just days after Moscow threatened retaliation against Lithuania for placing restrictions on cargo traffic to the isolated Russian territory of Kaliningrad, computer hackers “linked to the Russian state” attacked dozens of Lithuanian government and private organizations, the Baltic......

Judge voids Biden administration restrictions on immigration arrests and deportations

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A federal judge in Texas on Friday granted a request by Republican-led states to throw out Biden administration rules that placed limits on whom federal immigration agents should seek to arrest and deport from the U.S., declaring the directive......

China struggles to stamp out Covid as Beijing, Shanghai reimpose some restrictions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People wait in line for nucleic acid tests to detect COVID-19 at a testing site on June 9, 2022, in Beijing, China. China says it has generally controlled recent outbreaks in Beijing after hundreds of people tested positive for the......

US military eases restrictions on HIV positive service members

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin issued a memo this week updating HIV policies for the military “in view of significant advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention” of the virus. The new policy says that individuals who are HIV-positive,......

Unprecedented water restrictions begin in Southern California as drought worsens

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Paul Ramirez, 54, waters the front lawn at his home on St. Louis St. in Boyle Heights, as his dog Bandit, a 2 year old Yorkshire terrier, jumps for joy. Mel Melcon | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images Unprecedented......

COVID restrictions for migrants at U.S. border cannot end yet, judge rules

Reuters
May 20 (Reuters) – U.S. authorities were blocked by a federal judge on Friday from lifting COVID-19 restrictions that empower agents at the U.S.-Mexico border to turn back migrants without giving them a chance to seek asylum. The nationwide injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Robert Summerhays in Louisiana means......

D-I Council Relaxes FBS Football Conference Title Game Restrictions

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTg5NTczNzQ4MTk2NjQ4NTMy/ncaa-flag.jpg Zach Koons The Division I Council voted to relax restrictions for FBS football conference championship games, allowing all FBS conferences to determine their championship game participants, the Council announced on Wednesday.  The move will allow leagues to eliminate divisions when the decision becomes final, an idea that has gained......

Biden Administration Lifting Some Trump-Era Restrictions on Cuba

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday announced a partial lifting of sanctions on Cuba, including expanding flights beyond Havana and restarting a program to reunify Cuban families in the United States, its first moves toward fulfilling President Biden’s campaign promise to reverse many of the sanctions imposed by his......

Biden Administration Lifting Some Trump-Era Restrictions on Cuba

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday announced a partial lifting of sanctions on Cuba, including expanding flights beyond Havana and restarting a program to reunify Cuban families in the United States, its first moves toward fulfilling President......

Judge blocks Alabama restrictions on certain gender-affirming treatments for transgender youth

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here In granting the preliminary injunction late Friday night requested by the Justice Department and private plaintiffs, Judge Liles Burke said that there was a substantial likelihood that the court would find unconstitutional the law’s restrictions on providing transitioning medications,......

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