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Friday July 23rd, 2021 morning edition

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Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law banning all minors from getting married in New York State on Thursday, July 22.

“This administration fought hard to successfully end child marriage in New York and I’m proud to sign this legislation to strengthen our laws and further protect vulnerable children from exploitation,” Cuomo said.

“The cruel and callous practice of child marriage has traumatized too many children to count,” said State Assemblymember Phil Ramos (D–Long Island).

The new bill repeals that exception and prohibits any marriage in which either person is under the age of 18.

Anyone issuing a marriage license if one or both people are underage will be guilty of a misdemeanor and must pay $100, according to the bill.

“The vast majority of minors who enter a marriage are teenage girls, and getting married before adulthood often has devastating consequences for them,” said Salazar.

“Regardless of maturity level, minors lack sufficient legal rights and autonomy that they need to protect them if they enter a marriage contract before becoming adults.”. »

Merkel: Germany has not done enough to hit Paris climate targets

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Not just Germany, but the whole world had failed to meet its targets, she said.

While Germany alone could not change the world climate, she argued, “the manner in which we do it can set an example that others follow”.

Germany’s national weather service said on Thursday that regions hit by the floods last week could receive more heavy rain at the weekend. »

The FTC Votes Unanimously to Enforce Right to Repair

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During an open commission meeting Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission voted unanimously to enforce laws around the Right to Repair, thereby ensuring that US consumers will be able to repair their own electronic and automotive devices.

Wu added that Right to Repair has become a "visceral example" of the enormous imbalance between workers, consumers, small businesses, and larger entities.

“A digital Right to Repair is a vital tool that will extend the life of electronic devices. »

Dead Space Remake Won't Have Microtransactions

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Reversing course from the controversial inclusion of microtransactions in Dead Space 3, the developers of the upcoming Dead Space remake have no intention of ever adding microtransactions to the game.

Speaking to how the remake is learning from what came after the original Dead Space and finding natural ways to integrate some ideas into the original, Ducharme made it clear they would not be adding microtransactions.

Ducharme and Roman Campos Oriola pointed to examples such as the zero gravity sections in Dead Space 2, and using some of the advancements made their to apply to Dead Space 1 in the remake. »

NFL says coronavirus outbreaks among unvaccinated players may lead to forfeits this season

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The new rule makes being unvaccinated a competitive disadvantage this year, all part of the league's push to get players and staff inoculated ahead of the coming season.

The NFL has said that any team that vaccinates 85% of its players and staff can relax their safety protocols and has applied looser rules to vaccinated players.

In addition, if a game is postponed and cannot be rescheduled, players from both teams will not receive their scheduled salary. »