Bloomberg signs law restricting pedicab fares in NYC

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed off on a law meant to stop pedicab passengers from being taken for a ride.

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New safety rules proposed to curb oil train firesComments Off

Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebe…

House GOP calls for National Guard to be sent to borderComments Off

House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama’s emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard.

Credibility gap worsens IRS scandalComments Off

Commissioner Koskinen doesn’t have the credibility now to allay investigators’ concerns or the public mistrust of the IRS.

US lawmakers seek answers in ‘troubling’ violation of Sudanese Christian woman’s human rightsComments Off

As a Sudanese Christian who faced execution for refusing to renounce her faith remains holed up with her family in the U.S. embassy in Khartoum, a host of religious, human rights and immigration experts have been summoned to Capitol Hill to testify abo…

Government drafting birth control accommodationComments Off

The Obama administration is developing a new way for religious nonprofits that object to paying for contraceptives in their health plans to opt out, without submitting a form they say violates their religious beliefs.

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