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Politics

A Federal Judge Blocks New Jersey’s Sweeping Restrictions on Public Gun Possession

Last June in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, the Supreme Court held that states may not require gun owners to "demonstrate a special need for self-protection distinguishable from that of the general community" before they can exercise the constitutional right to bear arms. New York legislators responded by eliminating the state's "proper cause" requirement for carry permits but simultaneously making those permits much less useful by declaring […]

todayJanuary 17, 2023 4

Politics

Arizona Court of Appeals Temporarily Blocks Old Arizona Abortion Ban

The Hill (Jared Gans) reports: The Arizona Court of Appeals has temporarily blocked the state's more-than-a-century-old abortion ban [which bans all abortions "unless it is necessary to save [the woman's] life"] from being enforced after a judge had previously ruled it could be…. The abortion ban was originally enacted in the 1860s, before Arizona became a state. The law was in place until 1973, when the Supreme Court's Roe v. […]

todayOctober 9, 2022 7

Music News

Russia Blocks Soundcloud Over “False Information” About Ukraine

The Russian government once again showed off its censorship and media control practices, this time against the SoundCloud streaming platform, being blocked in Russia. A government Watchdog mentions the music and podcast portal spread messages against them in their plans to invade Ukraine. According to a Reuters report, the Russian Prosecutor General’s office requested the ban in response to information shared through the platform about Russia’s “special military operation” in […]

todayOctober 6, 2022 4

Entertainment

New Kids On The Block’s Jonathan Knight Reveals He Secretly Married Longtime BF Harley Rodriguez!

Congratulations are in order for Jonathan Knight! The New Kids on the Block singer revealed to Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday that he secretly tied the knot with his longtime boyfriend, Harley Rodriguez. When asked by host Lauren Zima about the ring he was wearing on that finger, Jonathan spilled that “we did” get married, saying: “But everybody just assumed we’re married, so, I never say yes or no ’cause I […]

todayAugust 26, 2022 9

Technology

WhatsApp blocks Taliban helpline channels after political pressure

WhatsApp has blocked the Taliban‘s helpline channels and few other groups from its service.Over the last few days, the Taliban has taken the control of Kabul, and threw off the Afghanistan government. This has caused severe unrest in the country with several people trying to flee the country.The group set up a helpline on WhatsApp for citizens to complain about violence, looting, and other law & order-related problems. As the […]

todayAugust 18, 2021 2

Technology

Pakistan temporarily blocks social media – 98bmp

Pakistan has temporarily blocked several social media services in the South Asian nation, according to users and a government-issued notice reviewed by 98bmp. In an order titled “Complete Blocking of Social Media Platforms,” the Pakistani government ordered Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to block social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, and Telegram from 11am to 3pm local time (06.00am to 10.00am GMT) Friday. The move comes as Pakistan looks to […]

todayApril 16, 2021 2

Politics

Judge Blocks ICE, Records Administration from Destroying Records of Sex Abuse, Detainee Deaths : politics

A federal judge on Friday ruled that U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials cannot destroy records sought by advocates and historians. The records in question involve sexual abuse and assault cases, death review files, detention monitoring reports, detainee escape reports, Detention Information Reporting Line records (from an ICE telephone hotline), and detainee segregation files.The 21-page memorandum opinion, signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta, a Barack Obama appointee to the […]

todayMarch 13, 2021 6

Entertainment

Disney+ Blocks Racist Films From Kids’ Profiles, Cancel Culture

Disney is taking fire from conservatives complaining about so-called “cancel culture” for a change the company made to Disney Plus — five months ago. In October 2020, Disney Plus added a new content warning that appears as a slate prior to several older movies on the service that contain racist depictions, including “Dumbo,” “Peter Pan,” “Swiss Family Robinson,” “The Aristocats,” “Fantasia” and “Lady and the Tramp.” “This program includes negative […]

todayMarch 10, 2021 9

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