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TikTok sues US to block law banning social media platform

TikTok sues US to block law banning social media platform

TikTok and its Chinese parent company filed a lawsuit recently challenging a new American law that would ban the popular video-sharing app in the U.S. unless it's sold to an approved buyer, saying it unfairly singles out the platform and is an unprecedented attack on free speech.
In its lawsuit, ByteDance says the new law vaguel ... (full story)


Methodists end anti-gay bans, closing 50 years of battles over sexuality for mainline Protestants

Methodists end anti-gay bans, closing 50 years of battles over sexuality for mainline Protestants

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It took just a few days for United Methodist delegates to remove a half-century's worth of denominational bans on gay clergy and same-sex marriages.
But when asked at a news conference about the lightning speed of the changes, the Rev. Effie McAvoy took a longer view.
"Oh, it didn't take day ... (full story)


As the US moves to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug, could more states legalize it?

As the US moves to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug, could more states legalize it?

As the U.S. government moves toward reclassifying marijuana as a less dangerous drug, there may be little immediate impact in the dozen states that have not already legalized cannabis for widespread medical or recreational use by adults.
But advocates for marijuana legalization hope a federal regulatory shift could eventually ch ... (full story)


Money isn't enough to smooth the path for Republican candidates hoping to retake the Senate

Money isn't enough to smooth the path for Republican candidates hoping to retake the Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated by the seemingly endless cash flowing to Democrats, Republicans aiming to retake the Senate have rallied around candidates with plenty of their own money.
The goal is to neutralize Democrats' roughly 2-to-1 financial advantage, among the few bright spots for a party defending twice as many Sena ... (full story)


Bill would require emotional intelligence training for officers

A Cincinnati lawmaker has resurrected a bill that would require law enforcement officers to complete emotional intelligence training as a part of the overall instruction for officers who interact with the public.
Sen. Catherine Ingram, a Democrat, recently told members of the Veterans and Public Safety Committee in the Senate th ... (full story)