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May 15, 2019 - 7:18 am
San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and other city departments, becoming the first U.S. city to outlaw a rapidly developing technology that has alarmed privacy and civil liberties advocates. The ban is part of broader legislation that...
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May 15, 2019 - 7:16 am
Kamala Harris wants to ban the importation of AR-15-style assault weapons by executive action if elected president. On Wednesday, the Democratic senator and presidential candidate from California will detail her proposal to stop importing the weapons until the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms...
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May 02, 2019 - 12:17 pm
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and others from its main service and from Instagram, saying they violated the company's ban against hate and violence. The company said Thursday that it has also banned right-wing extremists Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph...
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April 22, 2019 - 10:26 am
A new law banning all restaurants from automatically giving customers plastic straws goes into effect today in the city of Los Angeles. The start of the law, intended to coincide with Earth Day, affect restaurants with 26 employees or more and will impact all restaurants by Oct. 1. Starting today,...
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March 27, 2019 - 10:57 am
Facebook is extending its ban on hate speech to prohibit the promotion and support of white nationalism and white separatism. The company previously allowed such material even though it has long banned white supremacists. The social network said Wednesday that it didn't apply the ban previously to...
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March 19, 2019 - 10:09 am
Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean. Dozens of cities across the country have banned plastic foam containers, but Hawaii's measure would make it the first to do so statewide. The...
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March 12, 2019 - 2:48 pm
The Utah Jazz has permanently banned a fan who was at the center of a verbal altercation with Russell Westbrook Monday night. The team said Tuesday the ban is effective immediately and includes all arena events. The NBA star is also facing a fine by the league. "The Utah Jazz will not tolerate fans...
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February 22, 2019 - 12:08 pm
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Friday that it would bar taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, a move certain to be challenged in court by abortion rights supporters. The final rule released Friday by the Health and Human Services Department pleased...
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February 05, 2019 - 3:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Officers engaged in inappropriate and avoidable uses of pepper spray to subdue detainees in Los Angeles County juvenile detention facilities in recent years, sometimes violating their own rules mandating its use as a last resort, according to a report by the Los Angeles County...
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February 01, 2019 - 3:59 pm
SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley restaurant owner who was criticized for banning customers who wear “Make America Great Again” baseball caps, has reversed course and apologized. J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, a chef-partner of the Wursthall restaurant in San Mateo, California, said in a tweet last...
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