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Scientists call for ocean to be legally treated as a living being
Ocean with sea foam
Righting the ocean

Scientists call for ocean to be legally treated as a living being

For the 1st time in California history, a woman has signed a bill into law
California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis.
firsts

For the 1st time in California history, a woman has signed a bill into law

Abortion bounties await when Roe v. Wade falls
An elephant.
Joanne Bamberger

Abortion bounties await when Roe v. Wade falls

John Oliver: U.S. sex work laws 'confusing and counterproductive'
John Oliver
Johnsplaining

John Oliver: U.S. sex work laws 'confusing and counterproductive'

Down with the woke cartels
The ABA logo.
Samuel Goldman

Down with the woke cartels

The GOP's new lawsuit boom
A gavel.
Picture of Joel MathisJoel Mathis

The GOP's new lawsuit boom

San Jose approves 1st U.S. law requiring liability insurance for gun owners
A man holds a gun.
gun violence

San Jose approves 1st U.S. law requiring liability insurance for gun owners

Maine legalizes assisted suicide
Maine Gov. Janet Mills.
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Maine legalizes assisted suicide

Louisiana's Democratic governor signs abortion ban into law
Gov. John Bel Edwards.
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Louisiana's Democratic governor signs abortion ban into law

Congress votes to repeal part of Dodd-Frank
Wall Street.
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Congress votes to repeal part of Dodd-Frank

Mandatory sentencing measure passes in California in wake of Brock Turner sexual assault case
The California state capitol in Sacramento.
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Mandatory sentencing measure passes in California in wake of Brock Turner sexual assault case

Indonesia approves chemical castration, death penalty for child sex abuse
Indonesian President Joko Widodo.
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Indonesia approves chemical castration, death penalty for child sex abuse

California's smoking age raised to 21
A person holds a cigarette.
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California's smoking age raised to 21

California state lawmakers vote to raise smoking age to 21
A person smokes outside.
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California state lawmakers vote to raise smoking age to 21

France passes bill banning too-skinny models
Scale
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France passes bill banning too-skinny models

Indiana's controversial 'religious freedom' bill signed in private
Gov. Mike Pence
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Indiana's controversial 'religious freedom' bill signed in private

California lawmaker wants to raise minimum smoking age to 21
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California lawmaker wants to raise minimum smoking age to 21