In world news, Colombia’s revised peace accord with the largest rebel group, FARC, was overwhelmingly approved by the Congress, but not without protest; and three human rights activists in China suddenly disappeared fr0m the public view, which is most likely due to a crackdown on state dissidents.
In national news, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a nationwide ban on smoking in public housing, which will become effective in early 2017; and the suspect in the car/knife attack at Ohio State University earlier this week may have been inspired by al-Qaeda or ISIS.
In local news, the federal Department of Transportation plans to sue the government of New York State in the near future if it doesn’t take down the “I Love N.Y.” signs near highways that it deems illegal.
And in sports, players have reached a 5-year labor contract with Major League Baseball.
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