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Russia May Ban Gay Emojis, Implement Fines

By Jason St. Amand | Jul 30
In an attempt to crack down on "homosexual propaganda" officials from Russia's state media regulator Roskomnadozr, which oversees telecommunications, are seeking to ban gay-friendly emojis on the iPhone keyboard.

More Than Just Cecil; Big Troubles for King of the Jungle

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Jul 31
The circle of life is closing in on the king of the jungle.

Indiana Convention's CEO Calls for Broader LGBT Protections

VIDEO GAMES | By Brian Slodysko | Jul 31
The CEO of a large gamers' convention that threatened to leave Indiana earlier this year over a religious objections law said organizers are "shopping the show" to other cities and could relocate if lawmakers don't expand protections for gays.

Future Unsure for Troubled New Mexico Green Chile Production

SCIENCE | By Russell Contreras | Jul 31
Green chiles, the signature crop of New Mexico, are in danger. As this year's harvest begins, labor shortages, drought and foreign competition have hurt production in the state.

Russia May Ban Gay Emojis, Implement Fines

PERSONAL TECH | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 30
In an attempt to crack down on "homosexual propaganda" officials from Russia's state media regulator Roskomnadozr, which oversees telecommunications, are seeking to ban gay-friendly emojis on the iPhone keyboard.

In Tech: New Motorola Smartphones; Faster Future Memory Chip

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 30
Motorola is refreshing its Android smartphones with better cameras and other improvements as it seeks to lure customers who want lower-cost alternatives to leading smartphones from Apple and Samsung.