Nuclear Weapon Summit Is Probably Pointless, Mississippi Passes Broad Religious Freedom Bill, State Department Was Mean on Twitter: P.M. Links


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    World leaders have gathered in D.C. to discuss curbing the threat of nuclear weapons. Russian President Vladimir Putin is not there, so not much is expected to happen.

  • Mississippi's legislature has passed a new religious freedom law that would forbid the state from punishing some conduct and discrimination in opposition to same-sex marriage and some other LGBT situations. The law protects businesses who provide wedding-related goods and services, but also permits therapists and doctors to refuse to assist transgender people with their issues (but only related to transitioning), prohibits clerks from being punished for refusing to license same-sex marriages, and a host of other things. Rather than declaring this law is "better" or "worse" than what has been going on in other states, here's a link to the text for you to read yourself.
  • Serbian politician Vojislav Seselj has been acquitted of playing any role in the murders, persecutions and atrocities against thousands of Muslims that took place in Eastern Europe in the 1990s.
  • Hundreds of thousands of people in France are protesting labor reforms that would give employers more power to negotiate work hours. Mind you, France's unemployment rate is still in double digits.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign is trying to get Gov. John Kasich dumped from the Montana primary ballot by questioning the validity of signatures.
  • The State Department has apologized for a tweet that suggested that not everybody is supermodel gorgeous as part of an effort to warn folks overseas from being lured into scams or robberies. So this is where we are.
  • The California Assembly has approved the proposed $15 minimum wage plan, 48-26.

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