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Protests against president disrupt Brazil's major cities

Protests against president disrupt Brazil’s major cities

A general strike disrupted major cities across Brazil on Friday as union workers protested President Michel Temer’s proposal to loosen labor rules and trim pension benefits. In Sao Paulo, protesters blocked some of the city’s main roads and highways and hindered access to Guarulhos Airport, the biggest in the country. Later in the day, thousands marched toward the city hall. Access to Rio de Janeiro’s downtown was blocked early in the day, with traffic jams stretching 9 miles (14 kilometers) ou…
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Google pledges $2 million grant in efforts to curb gun violence in America

Google is ramping up efforts to curb gun violence, with a $2 million grant to benefit prevention programs in cities across the country. The pledge is part of the tech giant’s ongoing commitment to organizations and innovators working on racial justice. Related: A chance to trade guns for bail in Baltimore? The philanthropic arm of the……
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10 cent fuel tax hike among new Indiana laws taking effect

Indiana’s gasoline taxes are going up 10 cents a gallon. Children are being required to wear helmets when using off-road vehicles. And those who use drones for nefarious, sexual purposes could be charged with a crime. Those are just a few of the new Indiana laws that took effect on Saturday. The Republican-dominated Legislature considered well over a thousand bills during this year’s legislative session and GOP Gov. Eric Holcomb signed 271 into law, according to his spokeswoman, Stephanie Wilso…
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Chicago Police, Feds Team Up to Curb Violence

Chicago police are teaming up with federal and state officials to fight gun violence. On Friday, officials will announce a new task force featuring about 20 ATF agents, Illinois state troopers and state and federal prosecutors. Chief Anthony Riccio, who runs CPD’s Bureau of Organized Crime, sits down to talk more about the initiative.  Editor’s Note: NBC Chicago will offer a live stream of a press conference with Chicago police at 1 p.m. CT right here.  President Donald Trump announce…
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Lawmakers to take up domestic violence gun control bill

Legislation that would take guns away from people on domestic restraining orders is scheduled to be heard in a Rhode Island Senate committee. Lawmakers are aiming to end the session Friday. A hearing is set for 3 p.m. in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Under the bill, anyone on a domestic protective order issued by a court after Saturday would have to surrender guns and wouldn’t be able to get them back while the order is in effect. The legislation would also impose restrictions on anyone convi…
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