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After several false starts, Ohio lawmakers could be on brink of legalizing sports betting in Ohio

Cleveland 08 Dec 2021
Ohio’s first bill that proposed legalizing sports betting came in July 2018, weeks after the U.S ... While Ohio lawmakers have deliberated, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia have passed legalization bills, although Kentucky continues to debate their version.
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'Love is love:' Chile legalizes same-sex marriage in historic vote

Reuters 08 Dec 2021
"It is hard to believe that today we are taking this step," said Rolando Jimenez from LGBT rights group Movilh, one of the major backers of the bill and which helped spearhead Chile's push to legalize same sex marriage for more than a decade ... full legal recognition.
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Chile's Congress votes to legalize same-sex marriage

Henry Herald 08 Dec 2021
Chile's Congress voted on Tuesday to approve a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, clearing the way for it to become law. The Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of Congress, passed the bill with 82 votes in favor, 20 against, and 2 abstentions. The bill had already been approved by Chile's Senate ... He is expected to now sign the bill into law.
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Troll Exposure

Quillette 08 Dec 2021
What the bill does is enable those posting defamatory comments to be exposed to legal action and held to the same standards of accountability as if they were published in traditional media ... It seems to be clear that the bill will make it much easier for ordinary people unable to afford heavy legal fees to get defamation taken down.
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Chilean couple ready to tie the knot after same-sex marriage approval

Reuters 08 Dec 2021
The bill itself was first sent to Congress in 2017 ... She arrived in Chile and, with the new law that has just been approved, for us it is the best scenario," he said, adding the same-sex bill would allow both partners to be recognized as legal parents.
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Report: Louisiana’s lawyer-friendly civil judicial system costs billions of dollars

Longview News-Journal 08 Dec 2021
The Washington-based legal watchdog released its annual report Tuesday, highlighting the most egregious local courts and state civil justice systems ... The bill would have also prohibited ads from appearing as public service announcements and eliminated the use, buying or selling of private health information to solicit individuals for legal services.
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Same-sex marriage is now legal in 30 countries

Japan Times 08 Dec 2021
Chile legalized gay civil unions in 2015, and its congress on Tuesday passed a bill legalizing full-blown same-sex marriage ... .
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Same-sex marriage now legal in 30 countries

The Philadelphia Inquirer 08 Dec 2021
PARIS --- With Chilean lawmakers approving a same-sex marriage bill Tuesday, we look at the situation across the globe.
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NYSAC on top of its game as MMA in New York continues to grow since ...

Newsday 08 Dec 2021
It's hard to believe that after five years, 27 sanctioned and regulated events and nearly $6 million in ticket sales tax revenue collected by the state that there ever was any debate about legalizing mixed martial arts in New York ... Silver was the State Assembly Speaker under whom the bill to legalize MMA never made it out of committee.
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NYC poised to give noncitizens voting rights

Atlantic City 08 Dec 2021
Legally documented, voting-age noncitizens comprise nearly one in nine of the city’s 7 million voting-age inhabitants ... Mayor Bill de Blasio has raised concerns about the wisdom and legality of the legislation, but said he won’t veto it ... De Blasio, though, has questioned whether the measure would survive a legal challenge.
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New York City Poised to Give Voting Rights to Noncitizens

Voa News 08 Dec 2021
Legally documented, voting-age noncitizens comprise nearly one in nine of the city's 7 million voting-age inhabitants ... Mayor Bill de Blasio has raised concerns about the wisdom and legality of the legislation but said he won't veto it ... De Blasio, though, has questioned whether the measure would survive a legal challenge.
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Chile passes law to legalize same-sex marriage

Deutsche Welle 08 Dec 2021
Lawmakers in Chile have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. The law is being called a "step forward" for equality in the conservative Latin American country ... .
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Congress Fumbles Marijuana Reform Again—But That Might Be Good

Forbes 08 Dec 2021
By not sneaking federal marijuana banking reform into the annual defense spending bill, Congress may make it easier to pass more ambitious marijuana legalization proposals, some advocates believe ... .
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Analyst: Reynolds set to raise prices by 14 cents a pack.

Winston-Salem Journal 08 Dec 2021
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. will test again the elasticity of traditional smokers' spending with another cigarette price increase ... 3. The list price is what wholesalers manufacturers pay for their traditional cigarette products ... A Democratic-sponsored bill in the U.S ... The FDA raised the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 in December 2019. Tax-equity bill ... .
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