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Friday May 8th, 2020 day edition

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Germany's parliament has passed a law banning so-called "gay conversion therapy" for young people nationwide.

The legislation is intended to stop groups offering the service - which claims to be able to change a person's sexual orientation - to under-18s.

Those breaking the new law can face up to a year in prison, or a €30,000 ($32,535; £26,268) fine.

Under the law, passed on Thursday evening, minors will not be allowed to take part in medical interventions aimed at changing or suppressing their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Parents and legal guardians can also be punished for making their children take part through deception, coercion or threats.

Around 1,000 people are subjected to conversion therapy in Germany every year, according to the Magnus Hirschfeld Foundation, a Berlin-based human rights organisation. »

‘Community’ Cast — Including Donald Glover — to Reunite for Virtual Table Read (EXCLUSIVE)

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The cast of “Community” and creator Dan Harmon are reuniting for a virtual table read and Q&A, in order to benefit COVID-19 relief efforts.

Among the participants will be Donald Glover, who departed “Community” during its fifth season — marking the first time he’s been a part of a “Community” event since leaving the show.

The table read will be shown in its entirety, along with a Q&A of fan questions, on Monday, May 18, at 2 p.m. PT via Sony Pictures TV’s “Community” YouTube page. »

Exclusive: ‘National Treasure’ Disney+ Series In Development

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“We’re certainly working on one [National Treasure] for streaming and we’re working on one for the big screen.

Hopefully, they’ll both come together and we’ll bring you another National Treasure, but they’re both very active….The one for Disney+ is a much younger cast.

For more on National Treasure, here is our deep-dive look-back on the first film on its 15th anniversary. »

Amazon Sued For Saying You've 'Bought' Movies That It Can Take Away From You

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Amazon Sued For Saying You've 'Bought' Movies That It Can Take Away From You.

But in practice, over and over and over again, we've seen stories of people having things they supposedly "bought" disappear.

Someone named Amanda Caudel is suing Amazon for saying that you've "purchased" a video download, which Amazon might disappear from your library whenever it wants. »

I Hired a Team of Secret Shoppers to Find Out How Businesses Were Opening in Dallas. It’s Not Good.

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Media coverage, showcasing owner sentiment and infection statistics, paint a picture of a large degree of latent fear in the marketplace.

2) Aggregate Degree of Safety Protocol Compliance – By Locations: Overall – 96% of businesses were non-compliant across all mandatory protocols and all locations.

The extent of non-compliance is dramatic with ~1/3 of all locations being <50% compliant across mandatory protocols as established by the Governor’s office. »