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  1. New York Lawmakers Want Tide Pods to Look Less DeliciousThe proposal by two New York City Democrats calls on Procter & Gamble to individually wrap Tide Pods and make them one uniform color.
  2. Kid Rock’s Demand for Extreme Government Simplicity Is Not So SimpleSometimes government is complicated because life is complicated, and sometimes compromise requires policies that just aren’t so simple.
  3. domestic violence
    In Russia, It’s Now No Longer a Criminal Offense to Abuse Your SpousePutin just signed into law an amendment that decriminalizes domestic violence.
  4. Now You Can Spend All of Eternity With Your PetGovernor Cuomo signed a law today that allows people to be buried with their pet’s cremains.
  5. the age game
    California Just Passed a Law Requiring IMDb to Remove Ages Upon RequestHowever, only paying subscribers can make the request.
  6. revenge porn
    New York City Moves to Crack Down on Revenge PornLawmakers introduced a bill to make it a crime.
  7. good things
    The House Just Passed a Bill of Rights for Sexual-Assault SurvivorsThe legislation will make sure survivors have access to rape kits, and that their kits can’t be destroyed.
  8. 3-D-Printed Guns Will Soon Require a Background Check in CaliforniaThe law took two years to pass.
  9. laws
    Did Kim and Kanye Break the Law in Releasing Taylor Swift’s Audio?We’ve found our loophole.
  10. Federal Court Rules That Password Sharing Is Illegal Under Insane Ancient LawA law written in 1986 is still being used to prosecute normal computer usage.
  11. prince 4 ever
    Minnesota Proposes the PRINCE Act, Making It a Lot Harder to Exploit His NameThe bill would give Prince’s estate better control over the late singer’s name and likeness.
  12. Food Fight
    Senate Blocks Anti-GMO-Labeling BillThe lawmakers rejected the so-called “DARK Act.”
  13. New Tricks
    The City Might Obstruct New Law Allowing Dogs on Restaurant PatiosCritics say proposed requirements would make it “virtually impossible” for restaurants to allow pets.
  14. laws
    The French React to Their New ‘Skinny Model’ LawSome call it “body-shaming.”
  15. we give in
    Now That They’re Illegal, Hoverboards Might Finally Be Considered CoolYou just got lucky, hover-dweebs.
  16. California Becomes Fifth State to Adopt ‘Right-to-Die’ LawGovernor Jerry Brown signed the controversial legislation Monday.
  17. love and war
    Money Alone Won’t Solve the Rape-Kit BacklogA new report suggests that more guidelines are needed to address inconsistent rape-kit-testing policies.
  18. laws
    The Women’s Equality Act Will Soon Be a Reality in New York State lawmakers recently passed the majority of the proposed bills without much fuss. 
  19. laws
    How One State Is Improving Eating-Disorder CareMissouri becomes the first state to require that insurance companies cover comprehensive mental-health treatment for people with anorexia and bulimia.
  20. shmashmortion
    SCOTUS Temporarily Blocks Closing of Texas Abortion Clinics The Court issued a stay on the new law that would effectively shut down half of the state’s abortion clinics.
  21. letter writing campaigns
    Meryl Streep Reminds Congress We Need an ERAShe sent a letter to every member of Congress asking them to revive it.
  22. nailed it
    A Major Win for Nail-Salon WorkersUnlawful salon owners will now face harsher penalties, including fines and imprisonment. 
  23. Dogs
    Dogs Are One Step Closer to Infiltrating New York PatiosNow it’s up to Governor Cuomo.
  24. Woof
    The Department of Health Doesn’t Want Dogs on Restaurant PatiosBut it looks like the bill will still pass.
  25. Food Waste
    France Makes It Illegal for Supermarkets to Throw Out Their FoodOwners could face prison time if they don’t donate unsold items to charity.
  26. Woof
    Hallelujah: Dogs Should Be Welcome on New York’s Restaurant Patios SoonThe State Senate just overwhelmingly approved a bill.
  27. laws
    Denmark Unveils Sweeping Model Health MeasuresShortly after France introduced proposed legislation on the same issue.
  28. Is There an Amtrak Cat Café Car in Your Future?These legislators really want to bring their pets on the Acela Express.
  29. Trash Talk
    Seattle Will Fine People Who Throw Away Too Much FoodIt’s time to take out the trash!
  30. Laws
    New Regulations Threaten New York’s Wood-Burning Ovens and Food TrucksThe future of perfectly charred pizzas may be at stake.
  31. Deliverance
    Seamless Will Make It Harder for Restaurants to Steal Delivery Workers’There was nothing in the services contracts about passing on gratuities.
  32. Poppin' Bottles
    Looks Like Georgia’s About to Start Letting People Bring Guns Into BarsJust remember: The customer is always right.
  33. Brunch
    ‘Bottomless’ or ‘Unlimited’ Alcohol Anything Is NeverJust keep the bourbon coming, that’s all that matters.
  34. pregnant ladies
    Everybody: Hands Off the Baby BumpStop touching strangers.
  35. bills bills bills
    Sara Ziff’s Underage-Model Bill Gets Signed Into LawCoco Rocha teared up at the podium.
  36. true stories
    The Crusading Sisterhood of Revenge-Porn VictimsRevenge porn is illegal in one state. Why not the other 49?
  37. kids these days
    Child Labor Laws Soon to Apply to Models Under 18It’s awaiting the governor’s signature.
  38. New Bill Applies Child Labor Laws to Models Under 18It’s about time.
  39. The Fizz
    Marin County Announces Summer-Long Soda BanThe driest county in the world.
  40. street style
    Don’t Want Your Picture Taken? Just Say SoIn France, at least.
  41. Booze News
    SLA Cuts Off Gin Palace’s Cocktails on TapThe SLA is decidedly not into the boozy trend that is cocktails on draft.
  42. Mediavore
    PA Distilleries Get the Go-Ahead to Sell Booze Directly to Consumers; TeboozingPlus: A Chinese dairy farmer gets sentenced to death; and consumers go ga ga over secret formulas, all in our morning news roundup.
  43. laws
    Black Swan Gets Involved in LawsuitHaving to do with executive producers, production companies, and credit.
  44. The Justice Department Is Not Okay With California Smoking WeedIt intends to enforce federal law even if California legalizes marijuana.
  45. Buried Muslims Threaten Upstate New York TownSidney, New York, wants the Muslims to exhume their cemetery’s bodies.
  46. something fishy
    Bronx Senator Jeff Klein Wants to Ban Fish PedicuresThey’re already illegal in fourteen states.
  47. Big Brother
    Bloomberg Makes Flavors IllegalIn cigars and chewing tobacco, that is.
  48. issues that matter
    Florida Town’s Baggy-Pants Ban Under Fire for Being UnconstitutionalLow-slung pants were banned in Riviera Beach, Florida, last July, and since then, twenty people have been charged with violating the ordinance.
  49. Health Concerns
    The Calorie PoliceA scary development in the legalization of calorie postings.
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