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Wimbledon, new laws on California ammo sales and opioids: 5 things you need to know Monday

Editors, USA TODAY Published 3:32 a.m. ET July 1, 2019 | Updated 3:32 a.m. ET July 1, 2019CLOSEYoung guns may break through at WimbledonThe most important tennis tournament of the year will begin Monday, as it always seems to, with a sense of inevitability. Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal – the three dominant names for the…

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Published 3:32 a.m. ET July 1, 2019 | Updated 3:32 a.m. ET July 1, 2019CLOSEYoung guns may break through at WimbledonThe most important tennis tournament of the year will begin Monday, as it always seems to, with a sense of inevitability. Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal – the three dominant names for the last 16 years in men’s tennis – will surely steal the Wimbledon spotlight. But is it finally time for a young star to emerge victorious? On the women’s side, Serena Williams – who just graced a Wheaties box for the first time in her career – isn’t the favorite to win it all (that would be Ash Barty), but she should never be counted out. “I know how to play tennis,” she said with a smile Saturday. AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideCalifornia set to require background check for ammo salesA new California law that will require almost all buyers to go through background checks before being able to buy bullets goes into effect Monday, potentially increasing the amount of time and money it takes to make purchases. As it is, California has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation — the state bans most assault weapons and restricts the sale and possession of large capacity magazines. There’s also a 10-day waiting period prior to the sale or transfer of a firearm, among other restrictions. The new law is meant to protect the public by keeping ammunition from getting into dangerous hands, the state says. Advocates, though, remain convinced that the inconvenience to law-abiding gun owners is necessary for the public good. CLOSE
In Singapore, the punishment for having a gun is to be beaten with canes with no less than six strokes.
USA TODAYE-cigarettes get much more expensive in Vermont With vaping on the rise among teenagers and adults alike, a 92% tax on e-cigarettes is set to go into effect Monday in Vermont. Wholesale dealers and consumers must abide by rule changes around the 92% excise tax — a “Tobacco Products Tax” — starting July 1. Items included in the legislation include e-cigarettes, vaping liquid, vaping liquid cartridges and more. Consumers purchasing products named in the legislation will abide by taxes already in effect for “other tobacco products” — meaning they must pay a sales tax on top of the Tobacco Products Tax.  CLOSE
Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. (Dec. 17)
APDistracted drivers targeted by new law in Tennessee Tennessee’s newest driving law, which takes effect Monday will target motorists who are holding their cellphones while driving. No more watching, recording or broadcasting videos while driving. No more holding your phone as you use turn-by-turn directions. The new “Hands Free Law” allows drivers to push one button to accept or end a phone call, but that’s it, Tennessee Highway Patrol Lt. Don Boshears said. There were over 24,600 crashes in Tennessee involving distracted drivers, roughly 67 crashes a day, in 2018, according to Hands Free Tennessee, and the state  had the highest rate of distracting driving deaths, according to a recent study. CLOSE
If there wasn’t something else for older generations to not like about the younger generations…. Buzz60’s Mercer Morrison has the story.
Buzz60Laws restricting opioids go live in three statesNew state laws in Michigan, Florida and Tennessee will greatly limit the amount of opioids that doctors are allowed to prescribe patients. Beginning July 1, Michigan doctors will be prohibited from prescribing more than a seven-day supply of opioid medication for patients in acute pain. The law is aimed at making prescription opioids less accessible. The idea behind the law: Fewer opioids will mean fewer chances to abuse them. Fewer chances for abuse will mean fewer overdose deaths. But some pain patients who have become dependent on opioids feel scapegoated as more doctors scrutinize the use of medications. AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideThis is a compilation of stories from across the USA TODAY Network. Read or Share this story: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/07/01/wimbledon-vaping-and-opioids-5-things-you-need-know-monday/1574931001/
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China will become carbon neutral by 2060, Xi Jinping says

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WorldU.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Tuesday that he said would ban the military, government contractors and federal grantees from some diversity training.Order forbids teaching ‘divisive concepts’ around race or sexThomson Reuters · Posted: Sep 22, 2020 10:04 PM ET | Last Updated: September 23U.S. President Donald Trump departs for campaign travel…

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WorldU.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Tuesday that he said would ban the military, government contractors and federal grantees from some diversity training.Order forbids teaching ‘divisive concepts’ around race or sexThomson Reuters · Posted: Sep 22, 2020 10:04 PM ET | Last Updated: September 23U.S. President Donald Trump departs for campaign travel to Pennsylvania from the South Lawn at the White House on Tuesday. Trump issued an executive order banning military and government contractors from some diversity training. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Tuesday that he said would ban the military, government contractors and federal grantees from some diversity training. The lengthy order says it forbids “divisive concepts,” including teaching that the United States is “fundamentally racist or sexist” or that any individual bears “responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex.” It says military members will not face any penalty for refusing to support or believe these concepts.”Americans should be taught to take PRIDE in our Great Country, and if you don’t, there’s nothing in it for you!” Trump said on Twitter as the order was issued. The order comes amid a re-examination of racism in the United States in recent months, after police killings of Black Americans including George Floyd, who died on May 25 in Minneapolis. Many U.S. companies have issued statements of solidarity with the Black community, promised to increase diversity among employees, and collectively pledged nearly $2 billion US to advance racial justice and equity. On Sept. 4, the White House Office of Management and Budget issued a memo that preceded Tuesday’s order, saying that federal agencies could no longer use taxpayer dollars to fund “un-American propaganda sessions” that provided instruction about critical race theory, white privilege or that “taught that the United States is an inherently racist or evil” country. …with our Country, the United States Military, Government Contractors, and Grantees. Americans should be taught to take PRIDE in our Great Country, and if you don’t, there’s nothing in it for you!—@realDonaldTrump
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The union that represents Canadian autoworkers has announced a tentative deal with Ford Motor Co. that checks many of the boxes members were hoping for — including fresh products for waning factories in Ontario.  Unifor president Jerry Dias could hardly contain his excitement as he announced a tentative three-year deal, which included $1.98-billion of investments that will go “predominantly” to…

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The union that represents Canadian autoworkers has announced a tentative deal with Ford Motor Co. that checks many of the boxes members were hoping for — including fresh products for waning factories in Ontario.  Unifor president Jerry Dias could hardly contain his excitement as he announced a tentative three-year deal, which included $1.98-billion of investments that will go “predominantly” to Ford’s assembly plant in Oakville and Windsor’s two Ford engine assembly plants.”This is a major commitment from Ford Motor Company — huge,” Dias told reporters during a news conference on Tuesday.  “You don’t make that type of commitment and make a minor splash and move on. This is going to be key facilities for Ford … a decades-long commitment.” Dias said the agreement, which is subject to a Sunday night ratification vote by members, includes five models of electric vehicles for the Ford Oakville plant. A statement from Ford said that the company would not discuss specifics of the agreement until it has been ratified.  That will take a $1.8-billion investment to retool the factory, which “will leave the plant down for some time,” Dias said. ‘We hit a home run’ That work is expected to begin in 2024 with the first of five electric vehicles rolling off the line in 2025 and the fifth, off the line by 2028. The union also secured the assembly of batteries that will go into these vehicles.  “As we know when I selected Ford to be the target, that we had no product for the Ford assembly plant as the Edge would come to the end of its production schedule,” Dias said.  “So we were determined that we solidified a product for our Oakville plant.… We hit a home run.” Production of the Ford Edge and Lincoln Nautilus SUVs ends at the plant in 2023. Employees inside the Windsor Assembly Plant wearing protective face masks, as a means of preventing the spread of COVID-19 after they returned to work in May. Dias said he’s concerned over the loss of the third shift at the factory. (Submitted by FCA Canada) Currently, the Oakville factory employs about 3,400 workers with about 1,200 workers who have been there less than six years, Dias said.  “I stand here with confidence saying that once the plant is retooled, I believe, and I say this with conviction, that our members should be able to retire with their pension from Ford Motor Company,” he said.  “Young people can sit back and say, ‘With this announcement, I can buy a house. I can plan a future, can plan a family.'” Dias was adamant that Ford’s commitments were long-term, ensuring decades of Canadian labour in Ontario.  “Today’s announcement is unique and different because it’s about young people,” he said.  Windsor’s factory will see a 6.8 L engine, which Dias said will “stabilize employment and create new opportunities.” He said the company has identified the engine facilities as “key” factories needed in the long-term. If Unifor’s tentative agreement is ratified on Sunday, Dias will continue negotiations with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and General Motors. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press) “Am I pleased with the outcome? The answer is absolutely yes. The details of the contract … certainly meets the objectives of our members,” Dias said.  After settling a deal with Ford, the union will go on to negotiate with Fiat Chrysler and then General Motors.  Top of mind for Dias is the elimination of the third shift at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Windsor Assembly Plant, which was cut this past spring.  Today’s news comes after Unifor extended a Sept. 21, 11:59 p.m. strike deadline Monday. The union chose Ford as a potential strike target on Sept. 8. Unifor went on a month-long strike in 2017 at a GM plant that makes the Chevrolet Equinox small SUV. The union wanted to be named the lead producer of the SUV, which also is made in Mexico. While Unifor didn’t get that, the union said it won provisions giving added benefits to workers who are near retirement if the plant closes, production moves or a shift is ended. The union also fought with GM last year over plans to stop auto production at a factory in Oshawa, Ont.
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