An Ohio law that expands the definition of distracted driving took effect Monday. The previous law defined distracted driving as driving “using a handheld electronic wireless communications device” targeting traditional mobile phone usage while driving. The new law retains this definition while also expanding distracted to include “Engaging in activity that is not necessary for [...]

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Michael Lynk, UN Special Rapporteur for human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory called Wednesday for the international community to enforce annexation provisions of international law against Israel to halt their occupation of the West Bank. Lynk expressed concern about the continuing economic and social collapse of Gaza, stating: The United Nations stated in 2012 [...]

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The World Health Organization, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and UN Women issued a joint statement Wednesday calling on governments, health professionals and communities to take steps to end the practice of “virginity testing.” After a comprehensive systematic review of “virginity testing,” the practice of examining women to determine whether [...]

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