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Feds list 7 Hawaii bee species as endangered, a first in US

Federal authorities added seven yellow-faced bee species, Hawaii's only native bees, for protection under the Endangered Species Act Friday, a first for any bees in the United States.

New Bill Would Repeal Johnson Amendment, Protect Pastors’ Rights to Endorse Candidates

Yesterday afternoon at a Capitol Hill news conference, Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins endorsed the newly introduced Free Speech Fairness Act (HR 6195) sponsored by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and U.S. Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.). The Free Speech Fairness Act would address the shortcomings of the Johnson Amendment which in 1954 […]

Spokeo Defense Not Good Enough For Gannett In Class Action Over USA Today App

Gannett Satellite Information Network has suffered a second denial of a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuitfiled against it alleging violations of the Video Protection Privacy Act (VPPA). Alexander Yershov filed the class action lawsuit in Massachusetts federal court in 2014. The complaint states Yershov downloaded a free USA Today [...]

Jeremy Corbyn urged to back urgent child refugee policy

Protection of child refugees to be debated by Labour conference on Wednesday in hope of speeding arrival of lone children from Calais in UK The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has been urged to back an amendment to the Immigration Act that would speed up the process of bringing child refugees to the UK. Show More Summary

Clean Power Plan oral hearings begin today

Background On Aug. 3, 2015, President Barack Obama and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Director Gina McCarthy announced the final version of America's Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan (CPP) builds on the Clean Air Act by placing the first ever limits on carbon pollution. Show More Summary

'Will & Grace' Reunion Gets a Teaser Trailer - WATCH NOW!

The cast of Will & Grace has been teasing a reunion all weekend long and now a teaser trailer for their new project has been released. “A band of heroes WILL assemble… to protect the world from aliens AND destruction… only an act of GRACE can save them… in their battle for what IS right… [...]

The Purge: Election Year now available in the Windows Store

It’s been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But […]

How Trump’s Campaign Became More Pro-Life than Trump

Last week Donald Trump issued a signed list of pro-life commitments: Nominating pro-life justices to the U.S. Supreme Court. Signing into law the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would end painful late-term abortions nationwide. Show More Summary

The long march to secure a strong legal framework for animal protection

The PACT Act would punish people who do the worst things to animals on federal property or in relation to interstate commerce. Photo by iStockphoto Today, Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., tried to pass the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, S. Show More Summary

NetAppVoice: Tomorrow's Smart Cities Will Run On Data: Are We Ready?

Smart cities demand smart data governance and protection. Although the ideal approach will vary for each city and enterprise, the time to act is now.

Call for Calais child refugees to be given UK safeguarding protection

Amendment to Immigration Act being put before MPs aims to speed up transfer of minors deemed eligible to come to Britain A legal amendment to give child refugees in Calais protection under British safeguarding rules and thus speed up...Show More Summary

“Stop Hitting Yourself”: The Ballad of Pat McCrory

Shorter Pat McCrory: “Don’t blame us for the moral and economic disaster we’ve inflicted on North Carolina. If liberals didn’t act to protect civil rights, we wouldn’t have to pass discriminatory legislation.” Fortunately, it’s increasingly looking like McCrory will be a one-term anti-wonder, and let us hope he takes Richard Burr down with him. Share

Tracking lions and protecting cattle from attack

It can take days on safari to track the lions inside protected areas, but when Dr Neil Jordan's team finds an adult wandering by itself they act fast.

Ban on LGBTQ Credit Discrimination

Yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) established critical credit nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people announcing a new policy interpreting the Equal Credit Opportunity Act’s (ECOA) ban on sex discrimination to include sexual orientation and gender identity. Show More Summary

America’s Rarest Species Receive $44.8 Million Investment Under ESA Grants Program

In addition to providing regulatory protections that have successfully prevented the extinction of hundreds of species, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) also provides millions of dollars in..... This post America’s Rarest Species Receive $44.8 Million Investment Under ESA Grants Program appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

If the GOP had its way, Obama couldn't have designated this undersea national monument

For the 27th time since he took office, President Obama used the 1906 Antiquities Act Thursday to extend permanent protection to public lands from commercial activity and development. This time that land—4,913 square miles of it, about...Show More Summary

Happy 30th Birthday to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act—Perhaps the Worst Law in Technology

The 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act remains one of the most controversial federal tech-regulating laws on the books. The “anti-hacking” measure was meant to protect against a range of online crimes, but 30 years later there is still little consensus about what a computer crime is, and what the law actually covers. Show More Summary

House Committee Approves Bill to Repeal Pay Ratio, Conflict Minerals

Blog co-authored with Ken Monahan, Director of International Trade Policy. More than six years since Congress approved the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the House Financial Services...

Federal Agency Issues Guidance Shielding Abuse Survivors From Eviction for Calling Police

Through its guidance, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development clarifies that a city ordinance is in violation of the Fair Housing Act if it has a discriminatory effect on people of a protected class who live in private or...Show More Summary

Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act Passes House, Moves to Senate

Legislation protecting team physicians moves one step closer to becoming law

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