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Women want last laugh in Turkey

Women want last laugh

Women's rights activists and female legislators have filed a legal complaint against Turkey's deputy prime minister who said last week that women should not laugh aloud in public. Legislator Aylin Nazliaka said the women filed the complaint with court officials in Istanbul on Monday, accusing Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc of violating charters on gender discrimination and allowing women to become "targets" of possible violence if they laugh in public. Few expect the complaint to lead to legal action against the politician, but Nazliaka said women are sending Arinc a message that "his discriminatory" statements are not acceptable. Arinc had said not laughing out loud in public is among the requirements of being an honorable woman. Women in Turkey protested his comments on social media by sharing photos of themselves laughing.

Texas launch site to be built

SpaceX will build the world's first commercial site for orbital rocket launches in the southernmost tip of Texas. SpaceX has said it plans to launch 12 rockets a year from Boca Chica Beach, east of Brownsville. Gov. Rick Perry's office said Monday that the state will provide $15.3 million toward the project, while SpaceX plans to make an $85 million investment. Company CEO Elon Musk says the site will draw tourists, inspire students and expand suppliers.

Man dies showing off gun

A 31-year-old Evanston, Ill., man is dead after he accidentally shot himself with his shotgun while "showing it off" with friends Sunday night at an apartment, authorities said. Eric Zyzanski held the gun to his cheek and told his friends it was empty before he pulled the trigger, police said in a statement. Zyzanski was the legal owner of the gun and no foul play is suspected.

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