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Beto O’Rourke claims US law requires religious nonprofits to support LGBT rights

“I want to make sure that we enforce those laws,” O’Rourke said” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke claimed religious organizations receiving tax benefits from the federal government should be required to “follow the law” when it comes to discriminating against gay and transgender people.Several lawmakers of both parties condemned O’Rourke’s comments, noting his position contradicted the religious liberties afforded in the Bill of Rights.”They must follow the laws of this country, including the law that prohibits discrimination.”.  Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Australia’s attorney-general says Canberra local law on cannabis has no legal force

“While legal in most of Australia, medicinal cannabis products are allowed only to patients on the prescription of a doctor, and a license is required to grow and make medicinal cannabis” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian Attorney-General Christian Porter said on Sunday that Canberra’s new legislation legalizing possession of small amounts of cannabis for personal use do not provide legal protection and clash with federal laws.Federal law prohibits such use, however, and Porter, who has been reviewing the ACT laws and on Sunday sent a…

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So what’s next after the U.K. parliament’s non-vote on Brexit?

“But the vote of the British Parliament also makes the possibility of a no-deal Brexit a little more remote” writes Senior Writer for marketwatch.com. The vote of U.K. lawmakers derailing Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to have Parliament approve the Brexit deal he concluded this week with the European Union will prolong short-term political uncertainty.Uncertainty could be rekindled if the Conservative Party loses the elections and a new PM is appointed, because he or she would want to renegotiate the Brexit deal. Source: marketwatch.com

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More than 375,000 obtain new state Real IDs

“The standard issued state IDs most people have in their wallets will no longer be accepted by airport security as of Oct. 1, 2020” writes Jake Wittich for suntimes.com. If you don’t fly or enter federal buildings, then don’t worry about updating your ID, the standard state ID or driver’s license will serve you fine.The change is part of the Real ID Act, a federal law aimed at increasing security measures to counter identification fraud. Source: suntimes.com

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will have its best chance at advancing legislation

“The Federal Trade Commission has begun studying the issue, and Democratic presidential frontrunners Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have both called for national right-to-repair legislation” reports vice.com. On Monday, the right-to-repair movement will have its best chance at advancing legislation that would make it easier to repair your gadgets.That legislation may end up being unnecessary if Massachusetts (or any other state) passes a law first.But Massachusetts is one of the most likely states to pass the legislation, for a few different reasons. Source: vice.com

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What Johnson’s deal means for workers’ rights, the NHS and the economy

“Johnson has repeatedly insisted NHS contracts will not be part of any future trade deal and put hospital funding at the heart of his bid for re-election” writes Heather Stewart for theguardian.com. According to Johnson in the debate on Saturday, not the NHS – which Labour fears could be opened up to exploitation by US corporations as part of a trade agreement with Donald Trump’s White House.On Friday night, the government announced that ministers would be obliged to make a statement each time any new law could affect employment rights,…

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From blackface to ‘values’, race becomes more overt issue in Canada election

“In recent Canadian election campaigns, the issue of race lurked below the surface but was less overt” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Mendes cited the PPC’s platforms and a controversial Quebec law that bans certain public employees from wearing religious symbols such as turbans, hijabs and Jewish skull caps in the predominantly French-speaking province. Source: 95kqds.com

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A Massive Dark Web Child Porn Site Was Brought Down By Tracing Bitcoin

“Three hundred and thirty-seven alleged members of a massive dark web child pornography website were reminded of that fact last year when they were arrested by a global coalition of law enforcement” writes Jack Morse for mashable.com. That law enforcement is able to identify specific individuals via blockchain analysis is not a new revelation.In other words, authorities were able to trace bitcoin payments made to the site in question back to the alleged perpetrators.”The blockchain actually gives us a lot of tools to be able to identify people,” she observed.”The…

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