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How New Zealand’s gun laws compare to the States’

“In the U.S., gun laws vary from state to state” reports washingtonexaminer.com. In short, New Zealand’s laws are on par with most of the stricter U.S. states.It appears Ocasio-Cortez, in an effort to malign the U.S. gun advocacy group, applied American standards to New Zealand, a country that arguably has tougher guns laws than the United States. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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New Zealand prime minister says gun laws will change after 49 people killed in mosque attacks

“Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and other Islamic leaders pointed to the bloodbath and other such attacks as evidence of rising hostility toward Muslims after 9/11” writes Nick Perry for sun-sentinel.com. “It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, noting that many of the victims could be migrants or refugees.The prime minister said the attack reflected “extremist views that have absolutely no place in New Zealand.”. Several more people were killed in an attack on a second mosque in…

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What we know about the gun used in the mosque massacre in New Zealand, where gun laws are some of the most lax in the developed world

“In comparison, Australia’s famously strict gun laws ban all semiautomatic rifles and shotguns, and require lengthy waiting periods and background checks before purchases” writes Michelle Mark for businessinsider.com. That figure dwarfs Australia’s per-capita gun ownership rate, where there are just 3.6 million guns among a population of nearly 25 million.If New Zealand does crack down on guns in the wake of Friday’s massacre, it wouldn’t be the first time. Source: businessinsider.com

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New Zealand’s gun laws last updated in 1992

“The shooting, which was conducted by a man with two military-style semi-automatic rifles and killed 13 people, caused the country to adopt an amendment to its gun laws in 1992 that regulated military-style semi-automatic firearms” reports washingtonexaminer.com. New Zealand, which is estimated to have 1.5 million firearms in the country, last updated its guns laws more than 25 years ago, following the country’s last major mass shooting. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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AFL-CIO will oppose USMCA if Mexico doesn’t change its laws

“This must happen before Congress takes up any new NAFTA deal” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The AFL-CIO also criticized the deal for preserving patent protections for drugmakers and lacking an effective monitoring system for its rules.The AFL-CIO said Thursday that it would oppose congressional passage of President Trump’s U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade if Mexico doesn’t first change its labor laws to conform to the deal. “[T]he current draft of the new NAFTA recognizes [that] Mexico must enact and fully and effectively implement reforms to its labor law … Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Trump vs. California immigration suit heads to appeals court

“The Trump administration is asking a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit to entirely block all three laws” reports thebusinessjournal.com. California officials say their policies limiting cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities promote trust between immigrant communities and law enforcement and encourage witnesses and victims to report crime.At issue in the hearing before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is a 2018 administration lawsuit over three California laws that extended protections to people in the country illegally. California has sued his administration dozens of times, mostly over immigration, the environment…

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Scientists build world’s first ‘time machine’…

“Well the “time machine” is actually a rudimentary quantum computer made up of electron qubits” writes Greg Wilford for thesun.co.uk. The “balls” scattered and, according to the laws of physics, should have appeared to split in a haphazard way.A separeate program then modified the state of this quantum computer so that it evolved backwards, returning from chaos to order.A qubit is a the basic unit of quantum information – a unit that represents one, zero, and both one and zero at the same time. Source: thesun.co.uk

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Trump says he didn’t violate campaign finance laws

“It was not a campaign contribution, and there were no violations of the campaign finance laws by me” writes Rebecca Morin for politico.com. President Donald Trump on Thursday doubled down on past defenses that he did not violate campaign finance laws, rejecting testimony from his former lawyer Michael Cohen, who said the president reimbursed him for an illegal hush-money payment. Source: politico.com

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Employing more women could boost economies by 35 percent, says IMF chief Christine Lagarde

“The new IMF study shows that a greater number of women on bank boards is associated with higher financial resilience and stability within the industry” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Hiring more women and abolishing discriminatory laws would significantly boost the world economy, according to Christine Lagarde.New IMF research shows that the new skills and productivity levels that women introduce to the workforce yields higher economic benefits than previously thought. Source: cnbc.com

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