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The NCAA says it supports transgender student-athletes as some states enact sports bans

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The NCAA says it "firmly and unequivocally supports" transgender athletes having the opportunity to participate in college sports as a growing number of states have moved to block them from competing. "Inclusion and...

Pennsylvania approves 2-week deer hunting season, bans rifles from turkey hunts

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Officials in the Coal State have approved a two-week deer hunting season and banned the use of rifles for fall turkey hunting for the 2021-2022 license year. The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners confirmed the...

Florida governor bans Covid-19 ‘vaccine passports’

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an executive order Friday banning the use of Covid-19 passports in the state. The order prohibits any government entity from issuing vaccine passports and blocks businesses from ...

Virginia bans testing cosmetics on animals

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Gov. Ralph Northam signed a bill this month banning the testing of cosmetics on animals in Virginia. The Humane Cosmetics Act prevents a cosmetics manufacturer from conducting or contracting for cosmetic animal test...

US bans cotton and tomato products from China’s Xinjiang region over forced labor concerns

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The US has banned imports of cotton products and tomatoes produced in China's Xinjiang region over forced labor concerns, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said on Wednesday. The agency said the region-wide ban...

Pakistan’s most populous province bans virginity tests for rape survivors in landmark ruling

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Virginity tests on sexual assault survivors have been outlawed in Pakistan's most-populous province, in a landmark ruling that's the first of its kind in the country. The Lahore High Court in Punjab province on Mon...

Indian state bans government-run Islamic schools from teaching religious scripture

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New Delhi An Indian state ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has passed a law to convert all Islamic schools to regular education institutions. Every government-run...

New York bans display of Confederate flag and other hate symbols on state grounds

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The state of New York will no longer sell or display anything considered a "symbol of hate," including the Confederate flag, according to a bill just signed into law. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill, which goes in...

Columbia University bans 70 students for Covid-19 travel violations

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Columbia University says it has temporarily banned at least 70 students for violating the New York City school's Covid-19 travel policy. The MBA students traveled to Turks and Caicos, according to Columbia Universit...

Report: LSU bans star NFL player and self-imposes penalties as NCAA investigates rules violations

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Louisiana State University is self-imposing penalties on its football program as the NCAA investigates the team for rules violations, according to a report in Sports Illustrated. The NCAA is reviewing payments made ...

Twitter bans posts wishing for Trump death. The Squad wonders where that policy was for them

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The four progressive Democratic congresswomen known as "The Squad" expressed surprise on Friday night when Twitter posted about its policy against wishing harm or death to someone in light of President Trump's Covid...

A new California law bans sharing crime scene photos after images leaked of Kobe Bryant’s chopper crash

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A California bill inspired by leaked photos of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant passed this weak, banning law enforcement from sharing graphic crime scene photos off the job. California Gov. Gavin Newso...

Pennsylvania plans to appeal ruling that declared bans on some large gatherings unconstitutional

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The office of Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said in a statement Monday that his administration plans to appeal a federal court ruling that declared some prohibitions on certain types of large gatherings unco...

Portland Mayor bans use of tear gas by police

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After months of protests, police officers in Portland, Oregon, will no longer use tear gas for crowd control. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler made the announcement on Thursday and said it's time to reduce "the violence i...