Week in Review

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Executive action on gun safety, battery checks ground Boeing Dreamliners, and more.

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  • President Obama announced executive actions and legislative proposals to combat gun violence.
  • Regulators worldwide ordered the grounding of Boeing 787’s until they could determine what may be causing a new type of battery to fail.
  • The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) upheld preliminary finding that the owners of POM Wonderful pomegranate juice made false claims about the health benefits of their products.
  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the first gun control legislation adopted since Sandy Hook.
  • The Supreme Court heard oral argument in City of Arlington v. the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a dispute between local governments and the FCC over the latter’s authority over the application of local zoning.
  • The Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new rule meant to avert a repeat of a 2010 West Virginia coalmine explosion that left 29 workers dead.