NOTICE News Daily: March 9, 2023

On today’s NOTICE News Daily: Is the U.S. getting closer to banning TikTok completely? A bipartisan group of Senators have introduced a bill that would give the president that option. Plus: How the Oscars are—and are not—getting more diverse.

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TikTok Ban Bill

Top Story: Senators Introduce Bill That Gives President Power to Ban TikTok

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. senators said this week that their efforts to tackle foreign technology threats were advancing and they unveiled legislation aimed at granting President Joe Biden’s administration new powers to ban Chinese-owned video app TikTok and other apps that could pose security risks. >> Full story

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In Other News…

  • Justice Department to review Memphis Police Department following Tyre Nichols’ death: “The Justice Department on Wednesday confirmed it has launched a review into the Memphis Police Department’s use-of-force and de-escalation policies, along with a separate review of specialized police units deployed in cities across the country following the death of Tyre Nichols, a Black man who died several days after he was beaten during a traffic stop in the city.” >> Full story from ABC News
  • New Poll Shows Biden’s Public Approval Ticks Up To 42%, Highest Since June: President Joe Biden’s public approval rating edged up to 42%, its highest level since June, as inflation has eased in the United States and job growth has stayed strong, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll showed. >> Full story
  • What running does to the knees, according to a large survey of marathon runners: >> Full story from NBC News
Diversity at the Oscars

Critics Say Diversity Efforts At Oscars Not Happening Fast Enough

While Hollywood has made progress on diversifying talent and storytelling since the 2015 outcry of #OscarsSoWhite – when all 20 acting nominations went to white actors – the pace of change is not fast enough for both the famous and those waiting to emerge. >>Read more from LA Times