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Texas governor signs bill to protect kids' lemonade stands
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a measure that's meant to allow children to run lemonade stands without fear of being shut down by police.
The bill signed by the Republican governor on Monday was passed this year after Texas police shut down a lemonade stand run by two girls in 2015. Abbott called the measure "a commonsense law" in a video of him signing the bill posted on Twitter.
The new Texas law legalizes temporary lemonade stands or other stands selling nonalcoholic beverages operated by minors on private property or public parks. Lemonade stands were previously illegal in Texas because homemade drinks are banned due to health concerns.Read the full article
FOX 7 Discussion: Trump abortion referral rule
Federally funded family planning clinics, including Planned Parenthood, are defying the Trump administration's ban on referring women for abortions, drawing a line against what they say amounts to keeping patients in the dark about legitimate health care options.
"We are not going to comply with a regulation that would require health care providers to not give full information to their patients," Jacqueline Ayers, the group's top lobbyist, said in an interview Tuesday. "We believe as a health care provider it is wrong to withhold health care information from patients."
The fallout from the confrontation between the Trump administration and the clinics remains to be seen, but groups like the American Medical Association have been warning that many low-income women could lose access to basic services like contraception. Planned Parenthood's announcement came on a day when it also replaced its president, although it's unclear if there was any connection.Read the full article
Florida representative wants El Chapo's money to build the wall
A Bay Area congressman says he wants to use a Mexican drug king's $12-billion fortune to fund the president's border wall.
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for a lifetime of crimes he committed as the leader of a global drug cartel that flowed narcotics onto America's streets.
“I think it's great that he's sentenced. I think the next step is to criminally forfeit his entire global criminal enterprise,” Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas) told TMZ.Read the full article