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Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control

A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women’s access to free birth control. Judge Wendy Beetlestone issued the injunction, temporarily stopping the government from enforcing the policy change to former President Barack Obama’s health care law. The law required most companies to cover birth control at no additional cost, though it included exemptions for religious organizations. The new policy would allow more categories of employers, including publicly traded companies, to opt out of providing free contraception to…

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EA Reverses Itself, Temporarily Removes Pay-to-Win Mechanics From Battlefront II

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. As late as yesterday afternoon, EA appeared firmly committed to its decision to release Star Wars Battlefront II with a pay-to-win system that had been slammed from every quarter. An explosion of gamer fury last Sunday over the idea of spending 40 hours to unlock a new hero had pushed it to reduce hero costs when purchased with in-game credits, but the development team had also cut how many credits you earned from the single-player…

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Trump executive order: US judge temporarily halts deportations

A US judge has issued a temporary halt to the deportation of visa holders or refugees stranded at airports following President Trump’s executive order. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a case in response to the order issued on Friday. The ACLU estimates that between 100 and 200 people are being detained at airports or in transit. Thousands of people have been protesting at US airports over Mr Trump’s clampdown on immigration. His executive order halted the entire US refugee programme and also instituted a 90-day travel ban for…

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