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  • Canada Becomes Second Nation in the World to Legalize Marijuana

    Recreational marijuana use will soon be legal in Canada after the Senate passed a “historic” bill on Tuesday with a vote of 52-29. Canada is only the second country in the world — and the first G7 nation — to implement legislation to permit a nationwide marijuana market. In the neighboring US, nine states and the District of Columbia now allow for recreational marijuana use, and 30 allow for medical use. Bill C-45, otherwise known as the Cannabis Act, stems […]

  • Lewandowski on Immigrant Girl with Down syndrome Taken from Parents: ‘Womp womp’

    Corey Lewandowski dismissed the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was reportedly separated from her mother after crossing the border illegally. While appearing Tuesday on Fox News, former senior Democratic National Committee adviser Zac Petkanas shared an anecdote he had read about “a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome” who had been “taken from her mother and put in a cage.” “Womp womp,” the former Trump campaign manager responded. On Tuesday, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray shared the […]

  • New York Police to Relax Policy on Smoking Pot in Public

    NEW YORK  —  Most New Yorkers who are found smoking marijuana in public after September 1 will no longer be subject to arrest, the New York Police Department announced on Tuesday. Offenders will instead be issued a summons. There are some exceptions to the change in policy; marijuana users who are caught without identification, who already have a criminal warrant or documented history of violence, or whose smoking poses an immediate public safety risk could still be arrested. “Today is […]

  • School Honoring Confederate General Renamed Barack Obama Elementary

    RICHMOND, Va. – A Richmond, Virginia, elementary school will switch its name from that of a Confederate general to that of the nation’s first black President. On Monday, the Richmond school board voted to rename J.E.B. Stuart Elementary as Barack Obama Elementary School, reported WTVR. Members of the school’s community submitted ideas for a new name and students at the Richmond school, which is 95% African-American according to WTVR, voted among seven choices. The top three finalists were: Barack Obama, Northside […]

  • World Health Organization to Classify ‘gaming disorder’ as Mental Health Condition

    Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about “digital heroin,” likening the flashing images to one of the world’s most addictive substances. Now, they may have backup: The World Health Organization is set to announce “gaming disorder” as a new mental health condition to be included in the 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases, set to release Monday. “I’m not creating a precedent,” said Dr. Vladimir Poznyak, a member of WHO’s Department […]

  • Outrage Grows as Families are Separated

    The White House’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy and resulting separations of undocumented parents and kids is exploding into the most emotive and politically unpredictable test yet of President Donald Trump’s effort to change the character of America. As outrage grows over traumatic stories of families being torn apart, the big question this week in Washington is how long the controversial practice will be politically sustainable amid a wave of criticism. A related issue is whether Trump will pay a political […]

  • New Jersey Art Festival Shooting Suspect Had Just Been Released From Prison, Prosecutor Says

    TRENTON, New Jersey  —  Twenty-two people, including a teenager, were injured early Sunday in a shooting at a 24-hour art festival in Trenton, New Jersey, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office said. Police identified the suspect as Tahaij Wells, 33, who is believed to have been killed by police, prosecutor Angelo Onofri said. Wells had just been released from prison on homicide-related charges, Onofri said. Officials have also charged Amir Armstrong, 23, on weapons offenses. “It absolutely could have been worse […]

  • She Faked a Rejection Letter From Her Ex-Boyfriend’s Dream School, and Now Has to Pay Him $265,000

    Eric Abramovitz’s hard work had paid off: The accomplished clarinet player had been accepted to his dream school. But he never got to hear the good news. That’s because when his acceptance email arrived in 2014, Abramovitz’s then-girlfriend, Jennifer Lee, deleted it and sent him a fake rejection email from the school. It was a $265,000 mistake. “It was really devastating to feel that incredible betrayal,” Abramovitz told CNN. “It made me think of our whole relationship and it made […]

  • Man Traveling to All 50 States Mowing Lawns for Elderly, Disabled, Single Moms, and Vets for Free

    Rodney Smith Jr. found his purpose the day he came across an elderly man struggling to mow his lawn, and pulled over to help. “That night, I decided to mow lawns for the elderly, disabled, single moms and veterans,” Smith told CNN. Today, that idea has expanded. This summer, Smith is traveling to all 50 states to mow lawns for people who need help — for free. He started small The Bermuda native graduated from college with a degree in computer […]

  • Trump Announces Tariffs on $50 Billion Worth of Chinese Goods

    President Donald Trump is sharply escalating a confrontation with China over trade. The United States will impose a 25% tariff on $50 billion of Chinese exports, the president said early Friday. China vowed to retaliate immediately and said the United States had “launched a trade war.” The US penalty is designed to punish China for stealing American technology and trade secrets. It will apply to roughly 1,100 exports and will target the Chinese aerospace, robotics, manufacturing and auto industries. Trade […]

  • Musk company to build Chicago-to-O’Hare express transport

    Electric vehicles will carry passengers through underground tunnels in about 12 minutes each way.

  • The 5 key takeaways from the Justice Department IG report

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