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New York lawmakers vote for closure of Rikers Island Jail Complex: NPR

The Rikers Island prison complex in New York with the Manhattan skyline in the background. New York legislators voted Thursday to close the notorious prison complex. Seth Wenig / AP Hide Caption Switch caption Seth Wenig / AP The Rikers Island prison complex in New York with the Manhattan skyline in the background. New York legislators voted Thursday to close …

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam's speech was interrupted by lawmakers

Hong Kong's embattled head of government, Carrie Lam, videotaped her annual speech Wednesday after being criticized by democracy-friendly lawmakers in the city's parliament. These legislators called "five demands, not one less". Referring to the list of requests from demonstrators in Lam when she wanted to give her speech. In these remarks, Lam was expected to formally withdraw the extradition law …

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Trump impeachment: Lawmakers see "disturbing" whistleblower complaint

Media playback is not supported on your device. Media Title Trump impeachment: Was there a return? Members of the US Congress have for the first time seen a whistleblower complaint against Donald Trump, which led to his impeachment. One Democrat described it as "disturbing," while one Republican described it as "disturbing." The complaint relates to a controversial telephone conversation between …

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Amazon creates a face recognition scheme to appeal to lawmakers

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, says his company is currently developing a set of laws regulating facial recognition technology that it wants to share with federal legislators. In February, the company, which was exposed to an increasing review of its controversial face recognition technology called Amazon Rekognition, published guidelines that it hoped the legislature would consider. Now Amazon is taking …

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Israeli Arab lawmakers reject Benjamin Netanyahu, but he is still in the race

A group of Israeli Arab legislators struck Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the negotiations as the winner of inconclusive parliamentary elections, but the struggle for power is not over yet. "What comes next is a guess," said Emanuele Ottolenghi, a senior contributor to the Foundation for Democracy Defenses, the Washington Examiner . Ayman Odeh, chairman of the joint list, announced …

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Face off on Beijing, the Hong Kong singer tells US lawmakers and companies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hong Kong singer-activist Denise Ho wants US legislators and companies to criticize Beijing's actions in Hong Kong to change the behavior of the Chinese Communist Party. Ho told Reuters on Monday that Beijing uses its power and influence to quell global disagreement, and urges companies investing in China and Hong Kong, a former British colony, to support …

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California lawmakers reject bill on disposable plastics

Californian lawmakers adjourned early Saturday without responding to laws that would have made their state the first part of phasing out disposable containers, and advocates were unable to overcome the lobbying of industrial opponents. Two Laws, Bill 54 Senate and Fellowship Legislation Assembly Bill's Bill 1080 sought to eliminate 75% of disposable containers by 2030, reduce the amount of unmarketable …

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The Latest: Californian lawmakers keep doctors' vaccination limits in order

<img class = "responsive-image" srcset = "https://www.mcclatchy-wires.com/incoming/9mz4wi/picture234684277/alternates/LANDSCAPE_1140/California_Vaccine_Legislation_30976.jpg" alt = "The Senator Richard Pan, D -Sacramento, smiles as he and MEP Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, watch as the votes for his measure to tighten the rules for granting exemptions for vaccinations will be released Sacramento, California, Tuesday, September 3, 2019. The Assembly approved bill SB276, which seeks to allow state health …

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