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- John Hickenlooper releases plan to reduce gun violence today
The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and former governor is calling for national gun licenses and raising the legal age to own a firearm
CBS News. Wednesday, 22 May 2019.
- US Charges Trump Foe Michael Avenatti With Fraud, Extortion
Federal prosecutors on Wednesday announced new criminal charges against Michael Avenatti, escalating the legal troubles for the combative lawyer who once represented porn star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against U.S. ...
Newsmax. Wednesday, 22 May 2019.
- Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan Writer And LGBTQ Activist, Dies At 48
The author founded a platform for young Kenyan authors and came out as gay in a place where homosexuality has long been illegal. "Binyavanga was unbound in his imagining," said a friend and colleague.
NPR. Wednesday, 22 May 2019.
- Quinnipiac Poll: Voters Still Side With Roe V. Wade
Two-thirds of American voters side with the landmark 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion nationwide, according to the latest Quinnipiac University National Poll.
Newsmax. Wednesday, 22 May 2019.
- Donald Trump: 'Illegal witch hunt' to blame for low poll numbers; 'greatest Hoax' in U.S. history
President Trump said Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller's 'illegal witch hunt' is to blame for his recent low poll numbers. ...
Washington Times. Wednesday, 22 May 2019.
- Public charge rule chilled Medicaid use, new study finds
The Trump administration's proposed rule penalizing legal immigrants for using Medicaid and other public benefit programs has curbed participation, a new study found.
Modern Healthcare. Wednesday, 22 May 2019.
- Jessica M. Vaughan: Carson is right to favor US citizens in public housing
American citizens shouldn't be denied public housing that goes to illegal immigrants instead. HUD Secretary Ben Carson has a proposal to benefit US citizens.
Fox News. Wednesday, 22 May 2019.
- Patients' concerns highlighted in NHS Tayside mental health inquiry report
Patient restraint and illegal drugs on wards are highlighted in the report into NHS Tayside services.
BBC News. Wednesday, 22 May 2019.
- China makes its case for Hong Kong's divisive extradition bills
A Chinese official in Hong Kong is urging the quick passage of legal measures to allow fugitives to be transferred to the mainland.
CNBC. Wednesday, 22 May 2019.
- Maternity rights bill could make things worse, campaigner says
Politicians want to extend women's legal protection against being made redundant when going back to work.
BBC News. Tuesday, 21 May 2019.
- Everything You Need to Know About Business Partnerships
Before you even start thinking about bringing another business partner on board, find out what this legal expert has to say about the pitfalls of partnerships.
Entrepreneur. Tuesday, 21 May 2019.
- With Workers Hard To Find, Immigration Crackdown Leaves Iowa Town In A Bind
Business leaders worry that tough laws against undocumented workers will discourage legal immigrants from coming to the state to work. Iowa's low jobless rate has left businesses struggling to hire.
NPR. Tuesday, 21 May 2019.
- Misinformation around abortion bills causing confusion and fear for patients
A string of abortion legislation in Louisiana, Alabama and Georgia is causing patients confusion and panic over if the procedure is still legal.
ABC News. Tuesday, 21 May 2019.
- California sues Trump administration for pulling nearly $1 billion from high-speed rail project
California on Tuesday filed a legal challenge to the Trump administration's plans to terminate a grant of nearly $1 billion for the state's high-speed rail project.
CNBC. Tuesday, 21 May 2019.
- Abortion bans create new legal issues
New state laws aiming to severely restrict abortion raise questions about the legal status of unborn children. ...
CBS News. Tuesday, 21 May 2019.
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