Jan. 4th, 2016

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Who: Everybody!
What: News from around the world, live and in full color.
Where: Anywhere with a television, radio, or computer screen
When: All week
Warning(s): If a thread goes into warning label territory, either throw it in the subject line or take it to a separate log.

"...passports and visas of mutant citizens have been frozen, effectively barring them from legitimately entering or leaving the United States. The U.S. Department of State has assured visa and passport holders that this is an emergency freeze, not cancellation, but outcry against this policy has been loud and immediate. The Department has refused to budge in this matter, citing concerns of national security..."

"...security at District X and other mutant enclaves throughout the country has dramatically increased, enforcing curfews and severely limiting travel. Crime reports have plunged, but complaints of abuse by authorities and excessive use of force have spiked. The National Guard has stated that these concerns are being investigated with due diligence..."

"...opponents have likened these measures to the Mutant Registration Act in all but name, enacted without going through legislative channels. Proponents have denied any connection to the MRA, instead reiterating that these measures were undertaken in the interests of national defense at the brink of open war..."

"...the New Years Eve celebrations in Times Square this year came amid heightened security, but no major incidents were reported. The crowds rang in the new year with a mixture of optimism and anxious hope for a better tomorrow..."

[[ ooc: News Mingle! Feel free to start your own threads in this log in response to one or more of these news clips, or even to things related but not specifically posted here. In addition, feel free to use the plotting post, even if your character won’t be participating in the infiltration mission!]]