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Russian lawmakers move to ban weapons & alcohol ads on children’s TV

The Lower House Committee for Information Policy has backed a motion banning advertisers from promoting alcohol, pharmaceuticals, gambling and weapons on kids’ radio and TV programs. Amendments drafted by parliamentary majority party United Russia state that children’s shows on radio and television must not contain commercials for alcohol products, medications and medical equipment, food supplements, weapons and military equipment or ...

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‘3yos can’t protect themselves from guns with pencils’: US lawmakers tell Sacha Baron Cohen

US lawmakers were filmed backing a fake program to teach kindergartners how to use guns to defend themselves in school shootings, as part of a new Sacha Baron Cohen undercover-in-character show. The infamous prankster, who previously took aim at American culture in the 2006 movie ‘Borat,’ is up to his old incognito tricks again with a comedic seven-episode Showtime series ...

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‘Call them yourself’: Girlfriend of Kushner’s brother in hot water for urging fans to call lawmakers

Victoria’s Secret model and girlfriend of the brother of top Trump aide Jared Kushner, Karlie Kloss, got scorched on Twitter for urging fans to “call politicians” to support a US bill limiting the separation of immigrant families. “Politicizing the lives of these defenseless children is heartless. We have to be the voices for these kids, and I support anyone standing ...

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US-Turkey row: American lawmakers urge Mattis to immediately halt ‘inconceivable’ sale of F-35s

A group of US congressmen has urged Defense Secretary James Mattis to scrap F-35 sales to Turkey, over national security concerns about the NATO ally’s plan to buy Russian S-400 anti-aircraft system, despite Washington’s pressure. Less than a week before Lockheed Martin plans to formally deliver the first batch of F-35A Lighting II jets ordered by Turkey, and before the ...

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Lawmakers want to scrap teens’ patient confidentiality in bid to fight STDs and unwanted pregnancy

Russian MPs have drafted a bill that, if passed, would cancel doctor-patient privilege for people under 18, claiming that such a move would better enable parents to fight post-puberty problems and substance abuse. Business-oriented mass circulation daily Kommersant reported on Wednesday that the legislature of central Russia’s Samara region had prepared a draft increasing the age at which patients can ...

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To truly protect citizens, lawmakers need to restructure their regulatory oversight of big tech

Gillian Hadfield Contributor More posts by this contributor Saudi Arabia’s TechUtopia Neom will have to reinvent the rules to succeed To control AI, we need to understand more about humans If members of the European Parliament thought they could bring Mark Zuckerberg to heel with his recent appearance, they underestimated the enormous gulf between 21st century companies and their last-century ...

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To truly protect citizens, lawmakers need to restructure their regulatory oversight of big tech

Gillian Hadfield Contributor More posts by this contributor To control AI, we need to understand more about humans If members of the European Parliament thought they could bring Mark Zuckerberg to heel with his recent appearance, they underestimated the enormous gulf between 21st century companies and their last-century regulators. Zuckerberg himself reiterated that regulation is necessary, provided it is the ...

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Republican lawmakers call for special counsel over FBI and DoJ abuses in Trump probe

Seventeen GOP lawmakers have introduced a resolution accusing the Justice Department and the FBI of misconduct in investigating the 2016 Trump campaign, and calling for the appointment of special counsel. Representative Lee Zeldin (R-New York) and 16 of his colleagues have authored the 12-page House Resolution, to be released on Tuesday. Zeldin says it details misconduct at the highest levels ...

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Chechen lawmakers draft bill allowing third consecutive term for Russian president

The Chechen parliament has drafted a bill in the State Duma that, if passed, would allow Vladimir Putin and all future Russian presidents to remain in office for three consecutive terms instead of the current two. Russian laws allow regional legislatures to draft federal laws and earlier this month the legislative assembly of the Chechen Republic unanimously voted in favor ...

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US lawmakers seek to ban sales of F-35s to 'hostile & thuggish' Turkey

American lawmakers have introduced a new bipartisan bill seeking to ban F-35 deliveries to an “increasingly hostile and authoritarian” Turkey, partly because of Ankara’s decision to purchase Russia’s missile defense systems. Seeking to pressure Turkey into behaving in a manner worthy of NATO “standards,” and to limit sharing of the alliance’s assets with “hostile actors,” Democratic Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline introduced a bipartisan ...

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