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    DeSantis tweaks Florida book challenge law, blames liberal activist who wanted Bible out of schools

    https://apnews.com/article/florida-ron-desantis-education-book-bans-65daf4420318a837487976c10bb75d86 DeSantis tweaks Florida book challenge law, blames liberal activist who wanted Bible out of schools FILE - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis answers questions from the media, March 7, 2023, at the...
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    'Donald Trump did this': New Biden abortion ad features a woman who says she almost died because of the Texas ban

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/donald-trump-new-biden-abortion-ad-features-woman-says-almost-died-tex-rcna146869 2024 ELECTION 'Donald Trump did this': New Biden abortion ad features a woman who says she almost died because of the Texas ban The ad was released hours after Trump...
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    EU publishes election security guidance for social media giants and others in scope of DSA

    https://techcrunch.com/2024/03/26/eu-election-security-guidance-for-vlops/ EU publishes election security guidance for social media giants and others in scope of DSA Natasha Lomas @riptari / 1:12 PM EDT•March 26, 2024 Image Credits: Boris Zhitkov / Getty Images The European Union published...
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    Revealed: a California city is training AI to spot homeless encampments

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2024/mar/25/san-jose-homelessness-ai-detection View image in fullscreen San Jose’s foray into automated surveillance of homelessness is the first of its kind in the country, experts say. Illustration: Guardian Design Artificial intelligence (AI)...
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    New bipartisan bill would require labeling of AI-generated videos and audio

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/new-bipartisan-bill-would-require-labeling-of-ai-generated-videos-and-audio New bipartisan bill would require labeling of AI-generated videos and audio Politics Mar 21, 2024 5:32 PM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House...
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    President Biden Calls for Ban on AI Voice Impersonations During State of the Union

    https://variety.com/2024/politics/news/president-biden-ban-ai-voices-state-of-the-union-1235934651/ President Biden Calls for Ban on AI Voice Impersonations During State of the Union By J. Kim Murphy Plus Icon Win McNamee/Getty Images President Biden included a nod to a rising issue in the...
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    TikTok is urging users to call Congress about a looming ban

    https://www.theverge.com/2024/3/7/24093308/tiktok-congress-ban-push-notification TikTok is urging users to call Congress about a looming ban A push notification warns that the move ‘strips 170 million Americans of their Constitutional right to free expression.’ By Mia Sato, platforms and...
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    Spain’s plan to ban domestic flights where you can take a train in under two and half hours

    https://www.euronews.com/green/2024/02/23/spains-plan-to-ban-domestic-flights-where-you-can-take-a-train-in-under-two-and-half-hours Spain’s plan to ban domestic flights where you can take a train in under two and half hours By Euronews Green Published on 23/02/2024 - 17:34•Updated 26/02/2024...
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    France: Free public transport takes off in Montpellier

    https://amp.dw.com/en/france-free-public-transport-takes-off-in-montpellier/a-68308580 France: Free public transport takes off in Montpellier Lisa Louis 02/21/2024 February 21, 2024 Montpellier is now the biggest metropolitan area in Europe where residents can take public transport for free...
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    How Oregon turned on its own trailblazing drug law: ‘not the utopia we were promised’

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/feb/21/oregon-drug-law-measure-110-backlash A police officer writes a ticket for smoking drugs in public in downtown Portland, Oregon, on 25 January 2024. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/AFP/Getty Images Oregon How Oregon turned on its own trailblazing...
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    Republicans are quietly deleting mentions of abortion from their websites. We asked them why

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/republicans-are-quietly-deleting-mentions-of-abortion-from-their-websites-we-asked-them-why/ar-BB1hroRt https://www.the-independent.com/news/world/americas/us-politics/republicans-abortion-prolife-deleting-sites-election-2024-b2484955.html Republicans are...
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    Reno commissioner who insisted on religious invocations at county meetings walks out when Satanist gives opening prayer (video)

    https://boingboing.net/2024/01/18/reno-commissioner-who-insisted-on-religious-invocations-at-county-meetings-walks-out-when-satanist-gives-opening-prayer-video.html Reno commissioner who insisted on religious invocations at county meetings walks out when Satanist gives opening prayer (video)...
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    San Francisco Bets Big On Surveillance, Blankets City With 400 Automatic License Plate Readers

    https://www.techdirt.com/2024/01/18/san-francisco-bets-big-on-surveillance-blankets-city-with-400-automatic-license-plate-readers/ San Francisco Bets Big On Surveillance, Blankets City With 400 Automatic License Plate Readers (Mis)Uses of Technology from the New-London,-California dept Thu, Jan...
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    Republicans Trying To Kill Program That Brings Affordable Broadband To The Poor

    https://www.techdirt.com/2024/01/03/republicans-trying-to-kill-program-that-brings-affordable-broadband-to-the-poor/ Republicans Trying To Kill Program That Brings Affordable Broadband To The Poor Broadband from the dysfunction-junction dept Wed, Jan 3rd 2024 05:32am - Karl Bode Last month...
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    Can This Car-Free Neighborhood Clone Itself?

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2023-12-15/culdesac-tempe-s-car-free-development-model-is-hitting-the-road Culdesac Tempe’s first residents have moved in, and the company is eyeing expansion in other cities. Photographer: Rebecca Noble/Bloomberg Citylab Housing Can This Car-Free...
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    ‘We’re killing the youth of America’: calls grow for crackdown on US gambling

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/dec/01/sports-betting-regulation-gambling-addiction ‘We’re killing the youth of America’: calls grow for crackdown on US gambling Worries that gambling addiction has spiked in the US as legal sports betting booms have led to calls for increased...
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    Massachusetts becomes fifth state in nation to make prison calls free

    https://www.wgbh.org/news/local/2023-11-17/massachusetts-becomes-fifth-state-in-nation-to-make-prison-calls-free Massachusetts becomes fifth state in nation to make prison calls free A prison inmate makes a phone call at the York Community Reintegration Center on May 24, 2016 in Niantic...
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    Tenants and Economists Are Pushing to Regulate Rent for a Vast Amount of U.S. Housing

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/dy3kdw/tenants-and-economists-are-pushing-to-regulate-rent-for-a-vast-amount-of-us-housing Tenants and Economists Are Pushing to Regulate Rent for a Vast Amount of U.S. Housing A growing movement is pressuring the government to regulate rents on buildings where...
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    You shouldn’t be driving over 100 mph—and your car shouldn’t let you

    https://www.fastcompany.com/90985257/you-shouldnt-be-driving-over-100-mph-and-your-car-shouldnt-let-you 11-18-23 You shouldn’t be driving over 100 mph—and your car shouldn’t let you The NTSB recommended that automakers be required to install technology to prevent reckless speeding...
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    Getting Rid of Gas Stoves Could Lead to Mass Renovictions, Advocates Say

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/wxj7wq/getting-rid-of-gas-stoves-could-lead-to-mass-renovictions-advocates-say Getting Rid of Gas Stoves Could Lead to Mass Renovictions, Advocates Say Decarbonizing California's housing stock could have some serious unintended consequences for renters. RA By...
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