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Trade trauma: Harley-Davidson to send business overseas

by Lynde Langdon & Kent Covington
Posted 6/26/18, 10:53 am

As a mounting trade war between the United States and other countries heats up, Harley-Davidson announced Monday it would move some production overseas. The Milwaukee, Wis.–based company said the motorcycles it sells in Europe will soon be made there after the European Union slapped a tariff on U.S. exports in retaliation for Trump administration tariffs on steel and aluminum. U.S.

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Saudi women allowed to drive, but many can’t yet

by Lynde Langdon & Kent Covington
Posted 6/25/18, 11:43 am

Women in Saudi Arabia took the wheel Sunday as the Islamic kingdom ended the world’s last remaining ban on women driving. “I’m speechless. I’m so excited it’s actually happening,” said Hessah al-Ajaji, who drove her family’s Lexus in the capital city of Riyadh. As for male drivers on the road, “They were really supportive and cheering and smiling,” she said. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said he hoped the move would boost the country’s economy. Until last week, Saudi law required women to sit in the back seat of vehicles.

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Oklahoma enacts law to protect adoption agencies

by Kent Covington & Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/14/18, 12:30 pm

Oklahoma became the seventh state with a religious liberty law protecting adoption agencies over the weekend. Gov. Mary Fallin signed the bill that helps protect rights of conscience for adoption and foster care agencies that choose, on religious grounds, not to place children in same-sex or transgender households. Republican state Sen. Greg Treat, the bill’s author, pushed back against critics who said the law discriminated against LGBT adoptive parents. Treat said some faith-based groups were afraid to participate in adoptions for fear of being sued for discrimination.

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