Law to prevent removal of controversial monuments by “baying mob” proposed in U.K.

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London — The U.K. government is proposing a controversial new law to protect historic monuments in England after statues of slave traders were toppled or removed by local authorities during Black Lives Matter protests last summer.

Currently in England, local governments must approve any major changes to buildings, but the same rules don’t apply to statues. The new legislation would extend the requirements for buildings to cover statues and add an option for the national government to veto local councils’ decisions.

“There has been an attempt to impose a single, often negative narrative, which not so much recalls our national

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Know your rights when it comes to dental benefit plan network leasing

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A dental office recently contacted CDA Practice Support with the following question:

I have no direct in-network contract with a certain benefit plan, but this noncontracted plan processed a claim saying it had a right to a contracted fee discount of another benefit plan that I do have a contract with. Can the noncontracted plan legally do this? 

The short answer is, yes, it is legal. California law allows preferred provider organizations to “sell” or “lease” access to both their contracted provider networks and their discounted fees.

But the Practice Support analyst also offered the more thorough explanation, as follows.

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Illinois poised to end cash bail and possibly set alleged criminals free

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While the nation’s attention was focused on the transition of power in Washington, Illinois state lawmakers last week passed a massive criminal justice reform bill that would, among other things, end cash bail.

The bill came in response to the police killing of George Floyd and others last year, which sparked a wave of protests across the country calling for criminal justice reform.

Should it go into law, almost everyone in jail would be released while awaiting trial unless prosecutors could convince a judge that the defendant is a threat to public safety. In such cases, the accused would remain

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Judge Refuses To Reinstate Parler After Amazon Shut It Down : NPR

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The Parler logo is seen on an Apple iPhone in this photo illustration.

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A federal judge is refusing to restore the social media site Parler after Amazon kicked the company off of its web-hosting services over content seen as inciting violence.

The decision is a blow to Parler, an upstart that has won over Trump loyalists for its relatively hands-off approach to moderating

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Trump Tax Law Firm Ends Work for Ex-President

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The law firm that handled the tax affairs of Donald Trump and his company during his presidency said it would stop representing him and his business.

The firm, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, is currently wrangling with the New York attorney general’s office over documents related to its work for the former president’s business, the Trump Organization. Led by Democratic Attorney General Letitia James, the office is conducting a civil-fraud probe into Mr. Trump’s financial dealings.

“We have had a limited representation of the Trump Organization and Donald Trump in tax-related matters,” a Morgan Lewis spokeswoman said. “For those matters not

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