Robert De Niro: Votes ‘more powerful’ than bombs

Robert De Niro, one of the targets of a spate of suspicious packages being sent in the post, has said “votes are more powerful than bombs”.
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Los Angeles City Council Votes to Ban the Sale of Fur by 2020

L.A. GOING FUR-FREE: Los Angeles is now the largest city in the U.S. to have approved the ban of the sale of fur by 2020.
The effort was led by City Council members Paul Koretz, Bob Blumenfield, and Mitch O’Farrell. The decision was made in an unanimous vote Tuesday by the Los Angeles City Council and is now pending the legalization by Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, according to a spokeswoman in Koretz’s office.
In a statement, Koretz said, “We are excited to bring to end a cruel and inhumane practice. LA has been a leader on humane issues and this is a great next step in that arena. We appreciate council member Bob Blumenfield and Marc Ching and his Animal Hope & Wellness organization, for their leadership on this issue. We think we’ve also been as reasonable as possible by accommodating the fur industry allowing the fur retailers to phase out their inventory. We are delighted by those in the fashion industry that are getting out in front of this including Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo, Versace, Gucci and Burburry that have made commitments to remove fur from their line of products. We hope that by being the largest City in

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Books of The Times: Whose Votes Really Count?

In “One Person, No Vote,” Carol Anderson argues that Republican legislatures and governors have systematically blocked minority voters at the polls.
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US regulator votes to repeal net neutrality laws

The US communications regulator has controversially voted to abolish net neutrality rules that guarantee equal access to the internet.
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Votes in 18 nations ‘hacked’ in last year

Governments are turning to social-media-based campaigns to stifle dissent, warns a net freedom report.
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Germany votes for 50m euro social media fines

Social media companies face penalties of up to 50m euros if they fail to remove illegal content quickly.
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