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Marriott hack spurs tightening of California data-security laws

“There is a real danger when our personal information is not protected by those we trust,” Levine, the California lawmaker, said Thursday” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Since 2005, some 9,000 data breaches affecting 11.5 billion records have been reported in the U.S. alone, he said.”While sharing some personal identification information can make e-commerce and travel more convenient, data breaches are becoming all too common in our nation.”. Now, one of the latest and largest cases — the pilfering of 327 million guest records including passport information from the Starwood Hotels chain acquired…

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Mexican ambassador to the U.S. Martha Barcena said Thursday that her country was committed to passing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade and accordingly to updating Mexico’s labor laws to conform with provisions in the deal.

“Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., have said that Mexico updating its labor provisions is a must if the deal is to have a floor vote in Congress” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Mexican ambassador to the U.S. Martha Barcena said Thursday that her country was committed to passing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade and accordingly to updating Mexico’s labor laws to conform with provisions in the deal.The White House removed the exemptions for Mexico during the USMCA negotiations as a way to pressure the trade partner to reach a deal. The…

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Trump appears unaware of administration effort to legalize homosexuality abroad

“President Trump drew a blank Wednesday when told about his own administration’s push to legalize homosexuality across the globe” reports washingtonexaminer.com. On Tuesday, NBC News reported that the Trump administration was preparing for a global effort to decriminalize homosexuality, which is banned in many African, Caribbean, and Muslim countries.A reporter asked Trump in the Oval Office about “your push to decriminalize homosexuality around the world,” asking, “Are you doing that and why?”. The push is spearheaded by U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, the most prominent gay official in the…

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Ahead of Vatican summit, clergy abuse survivors demand transparency and accountability

“Do it to launch a new era of transparency,” Saviano said he told the summit committee in a letter and in person” writes Nicole Winfield for sun-sentinel.com. Jamaican survivor Denise Buchanan, who attended the organizing meeting, demanded to know why the Vatican wasn’t implementing zero-tolerance policies on sex abuse across the board.The survivors met for more than two hours with the Vatican’s lead sex abuse investigator and other members of the organizing committee for the four-day summit starting Thursday.Survivors of clergy sexual abuse met with organizers of a Vatican prevention…

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‘Medicare for All’ would require obesity laws

“But it’s really just public health and economics” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Proponents of “Medicare for All” often point towards European nations with universal healthcare systems to prove that single-payer could work here.It seems impossible for any real iteration of “Medicare for All” to succeed without massive amounts of regulation on lifestyle and health choices, or even effective obesity taxes.If the public owns the risk pool of “Medicare for All,” then voters will surely demand to mitigate risk as much as possible. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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NYC hedge-fund managers and Silicon Valley CEOs are flocking to Miami as ‘tax refugees,’ and it’s sparking record, ultra-luxury real-estate sales in the area

“Getty Images “Since the tax reform passed last January 2018, you’ve seen the top of the market speed up in terms of closed sales,” Puig told Business Insider” writes Katie Warren for businessinsider.com. The demographic that Puig jokingly refers to as “tax refugees” is spending big money in Miami. Source: businessinsider.com

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Michigan’s right-to-work law has proven the naysayers wrong

“Every single concern expressed about right-to-work laws when they were passed has turned out to be false in real life” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Democratic gains in a number of states have union officials salivating over the prospect of repealing state right-to-work laws.It’s because right-to-work laws reduce the power of union officials, who typically support Democrats financially and at the polls. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Environmental lawyers are preparing to sue the Trump administration once he issues his emergency order to expand a wall along the country’s southern border.

“Environmental lawyers are preparing to sue the Trump administration once he issues his emergency order to expand a wall along the country’s southern border” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Dillen argues Trump’s use of his emergency powers to further fund the construction of a border wall would violate the Constitution. She argued that Congress has the authority to set spending priorities, but Trump continues to operate as if “checks and balances and the will of the people do not matter.“ Environmental groups were the first to sue Trump over his proposed border wall…

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SEC’s “Crypto Mom” Speaks: Lack of Laws May Have Benefited Industry

“Peirce even went so far as to suggest that in some respects, the industry may already be facing over-regulation” writes Rachel Mcintosh for financemagnates.com. However, if you comply with the spirit of the law, but not the letter of the law, you just get a letter telling you to fix it in most cases.”. Many companies around the world have called for their governments to create more regulations, thus creating a sort of “path to legitimization” as cryptocurrency itself makes the transition from “magic internet money” to a legitimate transactional…

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