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Highlights from the last 24 hours on RegWatch:

More than 1.8 million Americans backed a push to block approval of genetically engineered “Frankenfish.”

Proposed regulations meant to crack down on puppy mills moved to the White House for final review.

The Securities and Exchange Commission voted to move forward with new Dodd-Frank Act rules on swaps.

The Center for Food Safety hired Elizabeth Kucinich to serve as policy director.

Southwest Airlines was fined $150,000 insufficient responses to consumer complaints.

A new batch of “Richard Windsor” emails sparked renewed scrutiny of former Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson

The chief executive of the New York Stock Exchange urged recalibrated rules for community banks.

The Internal Revenue Service issued draft rules for ObamaCare tax credits.

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