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The Trump administration on Tuesday published the latest guidelines for self-driving cars, the first update since taking over from the Obama administration. The 36-page report, called Version 2.0 by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, continues the same hands-off approach to the emerging industry, with guidance being “entirely voluntary” with “no enforcement…

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A conspiracy theory subreddit devoted to President Donald Trump is apparently writing our legislation now. According to Wired, a Republican staffer actively asked r/The_Donald—widely known for being home to racism, xenophobia, and Islamophobia—for advice in crafting an amendment.  H.Res.477, which was proposed on Wednesday, calls for an investigation into the…

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A bill to standardize self-driving across all states and exempt tens of thousands of cars every year from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rules has unanimously passed a House panel vote, paving the way for a full House vote in after the August recess. The full House Energy…

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