Government & Politics

Congress, consumers battle over whether to label foods containing GMOs

A bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, a Wichita Republican, would block state and local laws from requiring food labels to disclose genetically engineered ingredients. Consumer groups warn that Pompeo’s bill, if approved, would rob Americans of their right to know what they are eating.

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Clinton panned for parade media rope line

Journalists and political commentators laid into Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, after members of the media Saturday were corralled in a moving enclosure while she walked in a Fourth of July parade in Gorham, New Hampshire.

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New Kansas laws: Higher taxes, less gun regulation

Kansas residents are paying higher taxes on cigarettes, groceries and other consumer goods but no longer have to obtain a state permit to carry a concealed gun under new laws that took effect Wednesday. The state increased sales and cigarette taxes to avert a deficit in the $15.4 billion state budget for the fiscal year that also began July 1. A summary of the new laws is as follows:

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