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Countries worldwide are passing laws to kill the gas-powered car — here's who's going all-electric, and when

The Volkswagen ID concept family. From left to right: The ID Buzz, ID, and ID Crozz. Volkswagen In the US alone, tailpipe emissions account for almost 20% of all emissions. Countries such as Britain, Canada, France, Iceland, and Sweden have all proposed some sort of emission-free vehicle legislation for the coming years. Already, automakers such as Volkswagen, Geely, and Mercedes-Benz are offering electrified options for buyers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The contr...
Tags: Transportation, UK, Sweden, Climate Change, California, Massachusetts, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Joe Biden, United States, Missouri, Ford, Mary Barra, Union of Concerned Scientists


Congress should get the ball rolling on federal marijuana decriminalization

Will 2021 be the year federal marijuana prohibition finally comes to an end? We hope so. Congress can get the ball rolling this week, when the House will take up the MORE Act. We support its passage. States, often through the will of voters by initiative, have led the way in decriminalizing and legalizing marijuana. To date, three dozen states plus the District of Columbia have allowed marijuana for at least medicinal use, with over a dozen now with outright legalization. While this trend could ...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Editorials, House, Biden, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Gallup, Jones Sawyer, Janice Hahn, Kathryn Barger


All major battleground states in the 2020 election officially certify their results, cementing Biden's victory in the presidential race

Demonstrators in midtown Manhattan on November 4 demanded that every vote be counted before a state was "called" for a candidate. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images All the key battleground states in the 2020 presidential election have now certified their election results, cementing President-elect Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump.  The six battlegrounds of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin certified their results for Biden as of Novembe...
Tags: Dane, Politics, White House, Milwaukee, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Wisconsin, Manhattan, Michigan, Nevada, Biden, North Carolina, District Of Columbia


All major battleground states in the 2020 election officially finalize their results, cementing Biden's victory in the presidential race

Concerned citizens and members of the NYC Protect the Results Coalition gathered at the steps of the New York Public Library in Midtown Manhattan on November 4, 2020 to demand that every vote has to be counted before a state can be "called" for a candidate. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images All the key battleground states in the 2020 election have now finalized their presidential election results, cementing President-elect Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump.  The six ...
Tags: Dane, Politics, White House, Milwaukee, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nevada, Biden, North Carolina, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump


Smithsonian ZooLights Express hits Washington, DC roads this year as zoo remains closed

The Smithsonian's National Zoo decided to bring the ZooLights tradition to the roads of the District of Columbia this year as the zoo remained closed.         [Author: Storyful]
Tags: News, Washington Dc, Smithsonian, District Of Columbia, National Zoo, Storyful, Smithsonian ZooLights Express


Smithsonian ZooLights Express hits Washington, D.C. roads this year as zoo remains closed

The Smithsonian's National Zoo decided to bring the ZooLights tradition to the roads of the District of Columbia this year as the zoo remained closed.         [Author: Storyful]
Tags: News, Washington, Smithsonian, District Of Columbia, National Zoo, Storyful, Smithsonian ZooLights Express


The Supreme Court, faithless electors, and Trump’s final, futile fight

Much has been written about how there is essentially no chance that the Supreme Court will intervene in any of the existing litigation in a way that will call into question Joe Biden’s victory. Once the court makes clear it is going to stay out, supporters of President Donald Trump (and pro-Trump media and commentary) are likely to turn their attention to one last hope: the Electoral College. But that is no real hope at all. Start with a brief civics reminder. The Constitution provides that vote...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, Washington, Georgia, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Maine, House, House Of Representatives, Nebraska, Biden, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Clinton


TikTok’s epic rise and stumble

TikTok’s rise in the West is unprecedented for any Chinese tech company, and so is the amount of attention it has attracted from politicians worldwide. Below is a timeline of how TikTok grew from what some considered another “copycat” short video app to global dominance and eventually became a target of the U.S. government. 2012-2017: The emergence of TikTok These years were a period of fast growth for ByteDance, the Beijing-based parent company behind TikTok. Originally launched in Chin...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Asia, Instagram, Microsoft, Entertainment, Navy, California, Washington, Government, China, America, Tech, Walmart


Comcast faces backlash over plan to charge customers up to $100 for going over a home-internet data limit rolling out to 14 new states

Comcast sign logo in the wall of a building at Universal Studios. Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images Comcast is planning on adding data caps to its home-internet plans, starting in January. In 14 states and the District of Columbia, customers with Xfinity internet plans that aren't unlimited will be constrained to 1.2 TB of data per month, or face overage charges.  Comcast has had data caps in other parts of the country since 2016. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
Tags: News, Internet, Trends, Data, Comcast, District Of Columbia, Wall Street Journal, Xfinity, Vermont, Universal Studios, Tb, Northeast, Public Citizen, Madden, Tech Insider, Roberto Machado Noa LightRocket


Court releases January calendar (updated)

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued the for its January argument session. The session will be a relatively quiet one, with only five hours of argument over four days. The justices will not hear argument on two days: Jan. 18, which is a federal holiday observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Jan. 20, when much of the District of Columbia will shut down for the presidential inauguration – and Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the oath of office across the street from the court. Th...
Tags: Featured, Fcc, Supreme Court, Law, Federal Communications Commission, District Of Columbia, Baltimore, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, John Roberts, Howe, Martin Luther King Jr Day, U S Court of Appeals, Chavez, Pham, 3rd Circuit


NRA-ILA on the US: A Government of Laws, Not of Men

Justice Alito released a keynote address speaking on, “The Declination of Individual Liberty.” Image NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- On November 12, Justice Samuel Alito of the United States, Supreme Court released a keynote address for a Federalist Society event. Speaking on “The Declination of Individual Liberty,” he discussed the alarming erosion of our fundamental constitutional rights – notably, the right to religious freedom, the right to freedom of speech, and Second Amendment rights. C...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Washington Post, New York City, Court, US, City, Joe Biden, Chicago, United States, District Of Columbia, Kamala Harris, Nra, McDonald, The Supreme Court, Alito


NRA-ILA on the US: A Government of Laws, Not of Men ~ VIDEO

Justice Alito released a keynote address speaking on, “The Declination of Individual Liberty.” Image NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- On November 12, Justice Samuel Alito of the United States, Supreme Court released a keynote address for a Federalist Society event. Speaking on “The Declination of Individual Liberty,” he discussed the alarming erosion of our fundamental constitutional rights – notably, the right to religious freedom, the right to freedom of speech, and Second Amendment rights. C...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Washington Post, New York City, Court, US, City, Joe Biden, Chicago, United States, District Of Columbia, Kamala Harris, Nra, McDonald, The Supreme Court, Alito


Comcast To Enforce 1.2TB Data Cap In Entire 39-State Territory In Early 2021

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Comcast's 1.2TB monthly data cap is coming to 12 more states and the District of Columbia starting January 2021. The unpopular policy was already enforced in most of Comcast's 39-state US territory over the past few years, and the upcoming expansion will for the first time bring the cap to every market in Comcast's territory. Comcast will be providing some "courtesy months" in which newly capped customers can exceed 1.2TB without penalty, so...
Tags: Verizon, Virginia, US, Tech, Comcast, Ohio, District Of Columbia, Northeastern States


A gun-toting congresswoman-elect from Colorado may carry her Glock inside the US Capitol

Lauren Boebert poses for a portrait at Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado on April 24, 2018 EMILY KASK/AFP via Getty Images Republican Lauren Boebert, a pro-gun congresswoman-elect, who owns a gun-themed restaurant in Rifle, Colorado, has already asked Capitol Police about carrying her weapon at the US Capitol, her office confirmed. The practice is allowed for lawmakers, with some limitations, under decades-old congressional regulations, but is prohibited among members of the public. In 201...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Colorado, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, District Of Columbia, Capitol Police, Trump, Calif, Capitol, Corey Lewandowski, Alexandria Virginia


Lack of State and Local Aid Frustrates Small Business Owners Nationwide

Have you received state or local support to help get your business through the Covid-19 disruption? If not, you are not alone. 86% of small business owners say they have not received state or local aid, despite such aid is available to them. This was the finding of a new report by Fundera, providers of financial resources for small businesses. The survey explored how much funding small businesses have received this year. 2020 has been an incredibly difficult year for small businesses. Governmen...
Tags: Sales, District Of Columbia, Fundera, Small Business News, Paycheck Protection Program


The Washington Post viewpoint on obscurity: "For three hours, an obscure county board in Michigan was at the center of U.S. politics."

That's the front-page teaser, along with the headline, "Wayne County Republicans ask to ‘rescind’ their votes certifying the election result," which links to an article titled "Wayne County Republicans ask to ‘rescind’ their votes certifying the election results."  Wayne County is Detroit! Wayne County is not obscure. Or — I see the ambiguity — is The Washington Post calling the county board level of government obscure — obscure everywhere, everywhere there are counties? There are no counties ...
Tags: Post, Voting, Law, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Wikipedia, Virginia, Joe Biden, History, Gop, United States, Palmer, Michigan, District Of Columbia, Detroit


Apple to Pay $113 Million in Settlement With States Over iPhone Battery Slowdowns

Apple will shell out $113 million as part of a settlement negotiated with 33 U.S. states and the District of Columbia resolving allegations that the company made misrepresentations about the batteries in certain older iPhone models and software updates that throttled the devices’ performance. That’s in addition to the class-action settlement Apple agreed to earlier […]
Tags: Iphone, Apple, News, District Of Columbia


Apple Paying $113 Million to Settle U.S. iPhone Throttling Investigation

Earlier this year, several states launched an investigation into Apple's iPhone "throttling" practices, aiming to determine whether Apple's slowing of older iPhones through power management "violated deceptive trade practice laws." The investigation has now concluded, and Apple has opted to pay $113 million to settle the matter, reports The Washington Post. Apple has also agreed to be more transparent about similar changes to iOS devices in the future, providing more detail about battery heal...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Arizona, District Of Columbia, Iphone Slowdown, Mark Brnovich, Washington Post Apple


Charge, please: Apple will pay $113M to settle 34-state ‘batterygate’ lawsuit

Apple has to 34 states and the District of Columbia to settle allegations that it broke consumer protection laws when it systematically downplayed widespread iPhone battery problems in 2016. This is in addition to the half billion the company already paid to consumers over the issue earlier this year and numerous other fines around the world. The issue, as we’ve reported over the years, was that a new version of iOS was causing older (but not that old) iPhones to shut down unexpectedly, and...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Gadgets, Mobile, Facebook, Lawsuit, Hardware, Government, Tech, Arizona, District Of Columbia, Brnovich, Batterygate, Facebook FTC, Mike Brnovich


Apple, U.S. states reach $113 million settlement on iPhone throttling

Apple will pay $113 million to settle allegations from 33 U.S. states and the District of Columbia that it slowed down iPhones to mask...
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Apple To Pay $113 Million Settlement Over Its iPhone 'Batterygate' Slowdowns

Apple is paying $113 million to settle an investigation by 34 states and the District of Columbia over the company's practice of slowing down the performance of older iPhones when their batteries degrade. From a report: Apple's moves weren't announced by the company, but rather proven by internet sleuths. That led regulators and customers alike to criticize the company for not being forthcoming, particularly when asked about it in the past. "Big Tech must stop manipulating consumers and tell the...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Arizona, District Of Columbia, Mark Brnovich


Ballot measures for local access to legal cannabis rack up wins in California

Californians will stop at nothing for safer, more reliable and convenient access to legal cannabis. There were more than 35 pro-cannabis ballot measures up for consideration throughout the Golden State on Election Day. Thirty-one of them were victorious. But didn’t we deal with this issue in 2016, when Californians passed Proposition 64 – which legalized adult-use cannabis statewide? Proposition 64 didn’t completely seal the deal. It may have made adult-use cannabis legal, but it didn’t necessar...
Tags: Mississippi, California, Opinion, La, Sacramento, Sport, Netflix, Soccer, South Dakota, New Jersey, District Of Columbia, Ventura County, Oceanside, Solana Beach, Yountville, Calabasas


United States: D.C. Council's ‘Ban On Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act Of 2019'—Not Dead Yet? - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

Despite its well-deserved reputation as an employee-friendly jurisdiction, the District of Columbia is absent from the list of "blue states" that have adopted legislation limiting the use...
Tags: News, United States, District Of Columbia, Stewart, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak


Florida residents voted for a $15 minimum wage. Here's how much $15 is really worth in the Sunshine State and other states and cities that have increased their minimum wage.

Charles Perez wears a protective face mask and gloves as he waits on tables at the Morada Bay Beach Cafe in Islamorada, Florida, on June 1, 2020. Lynne Sladky/AP Florida residents voted to increase the minimum wage to $15, a gradual raise that will start with an increase to $10 next September. But $15 in one state may not get you as far as in another state with a lower cost of living. Using 2018 regional price parities data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, we looked at how much $15 ca...
Tags: Florida, New York, Maryland, California, Massachusetts, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Minimum Wage, Economy, Features, Hawaii, Connecticut, Rochester


How will drug legalization affect America's communities of color?

Despite electoral successes, it remains unclear how the new measures will affect those who have been disproportionately targeted in the war on drugsFrom the Pacific Northwest to the Deep South, drug legalization won big nationwide on election day in America.Under the first state law of its kind, people in Oregon soon won’t be arrested for possessing small amounts of drugs including heroin, meth and cocaine. In New Jersey, Arizona, South Dakota and Montana, voters joined 11 other states and the D...
Tags: Mississippi, Montana, Oregon, America, Society, World news, US news, Cannabis, US politics, Washington Dc, District Of Columbia, Pacific Northwest, US elections 2020, New Jersey Arizona South Dakota


Result: California rejects proposition on allowing 17-year-olds to vote in primary elections

  California rejected Proposition 18, a measure that would permit 17-year-olds who will turn 18 by the time of the general or regular election to vote in primaries and special elections. As of 2020, 17 states and the District of Columbia allow 17-year-olds who will be 18 by the time of the general election to vote in presidential and congressional primaries.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. California rejected Proposition 18, a constitutional amendment that would have allowe...
Tags: Politics, California, Washington, West Virginia, Trends, Live, Wyoming, District Of Columbia, Election 2020, 2020 Election, INSIDER Data, DDHQ, Alaska Hawaii North Dakota, Grace Panetta Rob Price


When the election results will be certified and the Electoral College will vote to make Trump's defeat official

A Pennsylvania elector holds her ballot for President Donald Trump on December 19, 2016. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters On November 6, Insider and Decision Desk HQ projected that now President-elect Joe Biden had won the Electoral College and defeated President Trump.  But the results won't be official until every state fully canvasses and certifies its president election results, which occurs on a different timeline in every state. After certification, the slate of presidential electors selected ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Congress, Senate, Court, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, United States, Maine, Nebraska, Associated Press, Houston


Deductibility of PPP loan expenses: Tax issues remain at federal and state levels

Photo by Erik Mclean via Pexels.com Will the lame duck Congress finally give struggling individuals and businesses a second round of COVID-19 economic relief? That ultimate answer could be as confusing and convoluted as the election aftermath we're now watching play out in key presidential election battleground states. That Capitol Hill action is being anxiously awaited by individual taxpayers who've lost income during the pandemic, as well as by small business owners looking for a legisl...
Tags: Taxes, Congress, Kentucky, Oregon, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, United States, House, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, District Of Columbia, PPP, Irs


Symposium: Severability poses a high-stakes question with (what should be) an easy answer

This article is part of a symposium previewing California v. Texas. Pratik Shah, a veteran of the Office of the Solicitor General, is co-head of the Supreme Court and appellate practice at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and has argued 15 cases before the Supreme Court. He filed an amicus brief on behalf of America’s Health Insurance Plans, the national trade association representing health insurance providers, in support of California, et al., and the U.S. House of Representatives. The Affordabl...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, America, Medicare, District Of Columbia, ACA, Thomas, John Roberts, Congressional Budget Office, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Clarence Thomas, Barr


Deductibilty of PPP loan expenses: Tax issues remain at federal and state levels

Photo by Erik Mclean via Pexels.com Will the lame duck Congress finally give struggling individuals and businesses a second round of COVID-19 economic relief? That ultimate answer could be as confusing and convoluted as the election aftermath we're now watching play out in key presidential election battleground states. That Capitol Hill action is being anxiously awaited by individual taxpayers who've lost income during the pandemic, as well as by small business owners looking for a legisl...
Tags: Taxes, Congress, Kentucky, Oregon, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, United States, House, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, District Of Columbia, PPP, Irs