Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital assistant editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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Parental guidance still suggested

Arts | What 50 years of movie ratings have taught families and filmgoers
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/02/18, 03:59 pm

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) this week celebrated the 50th birthday of the movie rating scale, which started as an attempt to ward off censors and became a part of the collective consciousness of U.S. moviegoers. The organization released survey results showing that 91 percent of American parents were familiar or very familiar with the G, PG, PG-13, R, and NC-17 classification system, and 95 percent thought it was helpful.

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Trump proposes asylum policy shift

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/02/18, 01:06 pm

President Donald Trump wants to bar people who enter the United States illegally from receiving political asylum, the latest in a string of White House policy moves to tighten control of the U.S. border with Mexico. U.S. immigration laws allow migrants to seek asylum at or between border crossings, but the president proposes limiting it to official crossing points. He also proposed erecting massive tents to accommodate the overflow of migrants from detention centers.

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The Iran nuclear deal is officially over

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/02/18, 12:55 pm

The United States on Friday reinstated the last of the economic sanctions on Iran that former President Barack Obama lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. The sanctions will take effect Monday and cover the Iranian shipping, financial, and energy sectors. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released a list of 12 demands that Iran must meet if it wants the sanctions lifted, including ending support for terrorism, ending military engagement in Syria, and completely halting its nuclear and ballistic missile development. Eight nations, including U.S.

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