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Americans In Brussels Bombing, Playboy For Sale, Discrimination Laws

Americans In Brussels Bombing, Playboy For Sale, Discrimination Laws

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DISCRIMINATION LAWS

The State of Georgia and North Carolina are in the news with recent legislation. Georgia’s Republican governor Nathan Deal has until May 3 to sign or veto a “religious liberty” Free Exercise Protection Act. Should he sign it, a lot of media companies are threatening a boycott. North Carolina on the other hand has passed a law banning any local government measures protecting people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. This prevents the state’s cities and counties from passing their own anti-discrimination rules, and instead imposes a statewide standard that leaves out sexual orientation and gender identity.

SNIPPETS

• More than 800 people held by Boko Haram Islamist fighters in multiple villages in Borno state, have been freed according to report from Nigerian .

• So far two Americans, siblings Sascha and Alexander Pinczowski, have been reportedly identified as victims of the Brussels suicide bombings that killed 31 people. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.

• The Illinois Supreme court dropped the hammer on Chicago’s pension plan ruling that the city’s plan to reduce its $20 billion public-worker pension deficit was illegal. Chicago underfunded its city pension plans for years under the administration of the previous mayor, Richard M. Daley. In more Chicago drama,
 

ENTERTAINMENT

 First it was the mansion, now Playboy Enterprises might explore the possibility of a sale of its media business that includes the iconic men’s magazine. The company was founded in Chicago by Hugh Hefner in 1953.

• The international trailer for Captain America: Civil War was released yesterday. Scarlett Johansson, who reprises her role as Black Widow, will be honored in Chicago this summer with the Gene Siskel Film Center’s Renaissance Award.

FASHION

 Columbus, Ohio ranks third in its number of resident fashion designers, trailing only New York and LA.

• Yesterday it was announced that Salvatore Ferragamo’s creative director, Massimiliano Giornetti is stepping down; he was named creative director in 2011.
 

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. Your really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” ― Lucille Ball


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LOOK OF THE DAY

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bitchezz stole my look

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