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What Happens in Your State if Roe v. Wade Is Overturned

In 1973, the Supreme Court decided in Roe v. Wade that a Texas state law restricting access to abortion was unconstitutional. If that decision were to be overturned by a future Supreme Court case (something anti-abortion advocates are working toward), states could once again enforce such laws.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What’s the Deal With GDPR and Your Online Privacy?

Maybe you’ve heard someone mention GDPR in passing, but were too embarrassed to ask what those letters actually stood for. Or maybe your friend posted something online about what GDPR means for online data protection. At the very least, you’ve probably received a few dozen emails from various companies about how their…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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GMO Food Labels Are Coming But The Word Will Be ‘Bioengineered’

By 2020, many foods produced with genetic engineering will have to say so on their labels. Earlier this month, the USDA announced their proposal for the rules and accompanying logos, which cleverly sidestep the GMO labeling controversy by not using the letters G-M-O at all.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What the Hell Is Obstruction of Justice?

The phrase “obstruction of justice” is being thrown around a lot these days, especially if you watch or read the news. President Trump has been accused of obstruction of justice regarding Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion with Russia, and now Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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See If You’re Allowed to Access Police Body-Cam Video in Your State

Across the country, police departments are having officers wear body cameras to record their day-to-day activity. The programs are meant to help officers and the public by keeping record of their interactions with people. In some states, it’s possible for the public to gain access to those videos.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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See If You’re Allowed to Access Police Body-Cam Video in Your State

Across the country, police departments are having officers wear body cameras to record their day-to-day activity. The programs are meant to help officers and the public by keeping record of their interactions with people. In some states, it’s possible for the public to gain access to those videos.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Don’t Use Gordon Ramsay’s Trick to Get Out of Speeding Tickets

Follow Gordon Ramsay’s cooking hacks, not his traffic hacks. Ramsay claims (or jokes) that he covers his license plates in plastic wrap so he can avoid traffic cameras when he speeds his Ferrari around L.A. in the middle of the night. This, is, of course, illegal in California, as in many states. It also might […]

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Find LGBTQ-Friendly Cities With Destination Pride

You don’t want to live in a place that doesn’t respect you as a person. Destination Pride, built by PFLAG Canada and ad agency FCB/SIX, rates cities around the world based on the legal rights and protections they give to LGBTQ people. While it’s packaged as a vacation rater, it’s more useful when choosing where […]

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How to Travel to Cuba Solo Under Trump’s New Regulations

Since Trump restricted travel to Cuba in November, you may be laboring under the assumption that it’s once again illegal for U.S. citizens to visit Cuba, but that’s simply not true. The regulations have become a bit more strict, sure, but it’s still possible to go follow in Hemingway’s footsteps, even if you’re going…Read more… […]

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Senate to force vote on overturning recent net neutrality repeals

To the dismay of millions of Americans, 2017 ended with the repeal of net neutrality laws that were set in place by the Obama Administration in a 3-2 vote by the Federal Communications Commission. Artists and celebrities joined the droves of livid protesters, both online and in the streets to vocalize their outrage; meanwhile, the FCC […]

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Here’s How The Government Should Be Encouraging Motorcycle Use

The United States is spending billions on highways, railways, and roads to, ostensibly make it easier for Americans to get around. Even with all that spending, our infrastructure is nowhere near where it needs to be. But there’s another cheap solution that could ease traffic, parking, and wear on infrastructure:…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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This Tool Shows How Far You Would Have to Drive to Reach Your Nearest Abortion Clinic

You can get the rest of your health care at any hospital or clinic in town, but a variety of laws and issues mean abortion care is much harder to access. The Pudding has a new tool that shows just how far away you would have to go, depending on where you are in your […]

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