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Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Cuomo Unveils Plans To End HIV/AIDS Epidemic

May 16, 2016 09:43 AM EDT

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed a legislation package aimed at bolstering efforts of reducing HIV/AIDS cases in the state from 3,000 to 750 per year by 2020.

Gun

Three Laws Can Drive Down Death Rate From Gun Violence, Study Says

Mar 11, 2016 12:31 PM EST

A new study suggests that if the federal government mandated universal background checks on gun and ammunition purchases and enforced firearm identification, gun-death rates could fall by more than 80 percent.

NRA Tweet

NRA Publishes Image WIth Bullets Next To Brooklyn Lawmakers Who Announced State Ammo Limit Bill

Jan 06, 2016 09:23 AM EST

The NRA is under fire by New York officials after they posted a picture of two gun control advocates with bullets right next to them.

Space Mining

Space Mining: New Law Legalizes Commercial Mineral And Material Extraction In Space

Dec 08, 2015 05:43 PM EST

A new legislation was passed that allows the mining of materials in space.

Ocean Water

Palau Creates Marine Sanctuary Twice The Size Of Mexico

Oct 23, 2015 03:09 AM EDT

Palau passed legislation to create the world's sixth largest marine life sanctuary.

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton Says She Would Create New Gun Control Laws As President

Oct 05, 2015 05:05 PM EDT

During a speech today, Hillary Clinton revealed several details about the gun control plan she would create as president.

Technology Terror Risk

Technology Terror Risk: MI5 Boss Warns Of Dangers

Sep 18, 2015 03:53 AM EDT

On Thursday, the head of U.K.'s home security agency warned about the terrorist dangers that our technological advancements are posing.

Vaccinations

Anti-Vaccine Movement: Australian Law Will End Benefits For Parents Of Unvaccinated Children

Sep 17, 2015 07:34 AM EDT

New legislation announced by the Australian government has stated that parents who refuse to vaccinate their children will be denied a number of benefits.

Madeleine Albright Endorses Iran Deal Through CNN

Madeleine Albright Backs Iran Deal In Op-Ed For CNN

Aug 31, 2015 03:38 PM EDT

Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State and diplomat, explained her support of the Iran Deal in an op-ed piece for CNN on Monday.

Sen. Chuck Schumer And Amy Schumer Hold Joint Press Conf. On Combating Gun Violence

Amy Schumer And Senator Chuck Schumer Call For Tighter Gun Laws After 'Trainwreck' Shooting

Aug 04, 2015 07:28 AM EDT

The actress/comedian teamed up with her cousin, New York senator Charles Schumer to limit access to weapons for criminals and people with mental illness

Corn

House Passes Bill To Ban States From Requiring GMO Labeling

Jul 24, 2015 03:06 AM EDT

The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, or as opponents call it, the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act, was approved 275-150 with 45 Democrats voting in favor. The bill now heads to the Senate.

Sanctuary city

House To Vote On Bill To Block Money For Sanctuary Cities

Jul 21, 2015 01:11 PM EDT

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., introduced the "Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act" the week after Kathryn Steinle's death.

Revenge Porn

Revenge Porn: First Conviction In U.K. Under New Laws

Jul 21, 2015 01:50 AM EDT

A 21-year-old man shared intimate pictures of victim on Facebook and then sent those pictures to members of woman's family.

Japanese Parliament

Japan To Expand Military Role? Parliament Vote Expected To Approve Plan

Jul 16, 2015 05:14 PM EDT

If this bill passes, it will mark the first time that Japanese troops will be able to fight abroad since their defeat at the hands of the U.S. in World War II.

Lois Capps

Democrats Declare War On Words 'Husband' And 'Wife'

Jul 10, 2015 04:18 PM EDT

The proposed legislation would remove the words "husband" and "wife" in favor of "gender-neutral" words like "spouse" or "married couple".

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