There have been a lot of personnel changes in the White House this week, and there may be more. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster is rumored to be on patchy terms with the president. We look at his tenure, and what it would mean if hawkish John Bolton replaces him. Bolton was the Bush administration’s ambassador to the United Nations.
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Dodd-Frank is the law that tightened banking regulations after the financial crisis a decade ago. The Senate passed a bill this week that would loosen some of those regulations.
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A federal judge has barred Los Angeles from enforcing nearly all of its remaining gang injunctions. These court orders can prevent someone from hanging out with friends or family, and restrict activity in certain neighborhoods. About 1,500 Angelenos were still living under these injunctions -- after about 7,000 were released last year.
Our critics review the “Tomb Raider” remake, this time starring Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft; “Love, Simon,” starring Nick Robinson as a gay, still-closeted high school kid; and “Ramen Heads,” a documentary about ramen in Japan.
Clothing company H&M did a fashion shoot in Brooklyn featuring models standing against a gray wall painted with black waving lines. The graffiti was the work of an LA-based street artist, who wanted compensation. H&M responded by filing a lawsuit against him, then dropped it a few days later.
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