Thirty years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became a law in the United States. The law has had a strong effect, forcing changes in almost every area of American life. But there's still room for improvement.
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China has passed a new security law for Hong Kong, giving China great power over the territory - power that can't be challenged by Hong Kong's courts or lawmakers. For many, the law appears to be the end of Hong Kong as a separate and self-controlling part of China.
On Friday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the country was making assault weapons against the law. The new ban on guns designed to kill many people quickly comes just weeks after Canada's worst shooting ever.
Last Wednesday, Virginia became the 38th state to approve the Equal Rights Amendment. This approval raises the possibility that a rule protecting the rights of men and women equally will become part of US law.
As the warnings of scientists about the climate crisis become even stronger, some countries are taking action. Last Thursday, New Zealand's Parliament approved a plan to become "carbon neutral" by 2050.
Last week, a French court decided that a rooster named Maurice is allowed to crow when he wants. The case may seem silly, but it points out a growing conflict between groups of people in France.
"Dreamers" are young people who were brought to the US without permission when they were children. Many of these people have spent most of their lives in the US. Dreamers may soon be forced to leave the country.