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The controversial prohibition was voted in that year by residents who were sick and tired of the noisome bleeping and blooping of arcade video games, and felt their influence was corrupting the minds of America’s youth.

FROM today, Chinese people will have to visit their elderly parents regularly or at least keep in touch with them in some way. It’s the law…In an attempt to improve the well-being of the elderly, the amended Law of Protection of Rights and Interests of the Aged rules it is illegal for people to neglect…
For people living in a York County condominium complex, they’ll soon have to get their dogs swabbed for DNA because of what officials are calling a growing problem…Chestnut Pointe Condo Association Board members said they will soon implement a program using “Poo-Prints”, after some people have not been able to clean up after their dogs.
The central Chinese city of Wuhan has published a draft ordinance that would fine women who have children out of wedlock more than [$26K]…The move has raised fears of more of abortions and abandoned infants in a country with an entrenched gender gap…The new regulation is intended to support China’s long-held family planning policies, which…
A Kiev court on Thursday banned what would have been Ukraine’s first gay pride event after city authorities raised security concerns. There is little public acceptance of homosexuality in predominantly Orthodox Ukraine, as in other former Soviet republics; last week, large crowds of protesters broke up gay rights rallies in Georgia and Russia.
Just like any other high school student, Caitlin Tiller of Trinity, North Carolina was excited to take her official senior portrait in the summer of 2012…That year, Wheatmore High School students were allowed to be photographed with a prop of their choice. Their only directions: “Bring something that represents you and helped you achieve something.”…
PHOENIX — When members of the student council at an Arizona high school organized a schoolwide “Redneck Day” and encouraged classmates to dress – and spoof – accordingly, they hoped to build school spirit leading up to prom week…Instead, “Redneck Day” at Queen Creek High School has angered African-Americans and civil-rights leaders and touched off…
In New Zealand, parents have to run by the government any name they want to bestow on their baby…And each year, there’s a bevy of unusual ones too bizarre to pass the taste test.