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Record-high 64 percent of Americans want marijuana legalized

Record-high 64 percent of Americans want marijuana legalized A record-high percentage of Americans - 64% - support marijuana legalization. During that same period of time we've seen a growing number of states changing their laws to reflect the changes in public opinion and to reflect the reality that increasing evidence has shown that marijuana is not almost as harmful as other illegal drugs such as cocaine or heroin, that contrary to popular myth it is... [Full Article...]

Trump Is Right about 401(k) Contribution Limits

He wouldn't say how the tax bill would impact the type of taxes paid by hedge fund managers, even though Trump has promised to eliminate their special preferences. Under a House plan, the top tax rate would get cut to 35 percent for people making more than $418,000, all the way up to $1 million, annually. A handful of true believers may vote no. [Full Article...]

Gold Star Widow Myeshia Johnson Speaks Out About Trump's Condolence Call

Gold Star Widow Myeshia Johnson Speaks Out About Trump's Condolence Call Trump's latest online battle is with Myeshia Johnson , widow of Sgt. Published reports say Johnson's unit had been ordered to capture or kill a high-value target in the battle against IS in the West African country of Niger; that a second Special Forces unit that was supposed to join them did not; and that Johnson's body was found more than a mile from where the initial firefight took place. [Full Article...]

US House passes new sanctions bill against N Korea

US House passes new sanctions bill against N Korea Speaking on a visit to NY for the United Nations General Assembly last month, Ri Yong Ho, the foreign minister, raised the possibility that North Korea could test a powerful hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean. "If North Korea has a ballistic missile on a launchpad that we think is armed with a nuclear warhead", then the USA could seek to eliminate that one single missile, Glaser said. [Full Article...]

Will meet Rahul Gandhi, but in public: Hardik Patel

Will meet Rahul Gandhi, but in public: Hardik Patel Though the whereabouts of the meeting are not known as for now, but these closed-door meeting can completely change the course of politics in Gujarat if the Patidars extend their support to Congress, which is quite possible after the recent incident of trying to buy the Patidar leader. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation blocks draft resolution extending UN-OPCW mandate in Syria

Russian Federation blocks draft resolution extending UN-OPCW mandate in Syria China abstained from Tuesday's vote, while Bolivia joined Russian Federation in voting no. "The draft resolution was not passed due to a negative vote by one of the permanent members", UN Security Council President and France's Permanent Representative Francois Delattre said. [Full Article...]

Las Vegas mass shooter's brother arrested for child porn

Las Vegas mass shooter's brother arrested for child porn A source who requested anonymity did confirm the identity of the suspect as Bruce Paddock to the Los Angeles Times . The brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was arrested Wednesday in the San Fernando Valley on suspicion of possession of child pornography. [Full Article...]

Prezs speech his own, says Karna CM on Tipu reference row

Prezs speech his own, says Karna CM on Tipu reference row What seems to be a complete freakish statement, the state's BJP leaders have alleged that the words of President Kovind were penned by the Congress . Earlier, Union Minister Anantkumar Hegde has asked the Karnataka government to avoid him from the Tipu Jayanti celebrations. Meanwhile, accusing the BJP and Sangh Parivar of politicising the issue with an eye on the Assembly polls, Chief Mini... [Full Article...]

PM contradicts David Davis over MPs' vote on final Brexit deal

PM contradicts David Davis over MPs' vote on final Brexit deal Mr Davis also rejected Mr Barnier's claim the United Kingdom is set for a Brexit trade deal similar to Canada's agreement with the bloc, after Theresa May chose to leave the EU's single market and customs union. "And that's precisely what I would expect to happen here". "If there is a time limit on a negotiation the union stops the clock, it assumes it is still at 11.59 and it carries on until t... [Full Article...]

Police shut down PA conference on E. Jerusalem land sales to Jews

Police shut down PA conference on E. Jerusalem land sales to Jews The Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS) reported that Israeli forces detained eight Palestinians in the West Bank, and placed three minors from occupied East Jerusalem under house arrest. The settlement is located in the annexed east Jerusalem Palestinian neighbourhood of Jabel Mukaber. "Palestinian teenagers from East Jerusalem are pulled out of bed in the middle of the night, unnecessar... [Full Article...]

European Union postpones decision on glyphosate

European Union postpones decision on glyphosate As well as voting in favour of a full ban, the parliament was of the opinion that the European Union should draw up plans to phase out glyphosae - starting with a complete ban on household use and a ban in use for farming when biological alternatives work well for weed control. [Full Article...]

A $70 fee might await you at Crater Lake, other National Parks

A $70 fee might await you at Crater Lake, other National Parks The additional revenues would be earmarked for deferred maintenance to roads, bridges, campgrounds, bathrooms and water lines at 17 of the fee-charging units of the Park Service, an agency of the Interior Department. Not all Park Service sites charge entrance fees. "They just raised the fee three years ago", said Therese Williams, a spokeswoman for Madera County's tourist bureau. [Full Article...]

Texting while crossing street in Hawaii will cost you

Texting while crossing street in Hawaii will cost you The law, passed in July in an attempt to reduce injuries and deaths that occur while people are distracted, came into force on Wednesday. The exceptions to the whole bill: people calling 911, and the emergency responders who might need to look at a device while running across the street as part of their jobs. [Full Article...]

Latvians have tenth most powerful passports in the world

Latvians have tenth most powerful passports in the world And Singapore has been named as the country with the most powerful passport in the world in a new report. " Singapore has constantly increased its passport strength since it became independent in 1965", May said . The list is usually dominated by European passports, with Germany holding the top position in the past two years. Meanwhile, the least mobile passport in the world is Afghanistan... [Full Article...]

Asin blessed with a baby Girl

Asin blessed with a baby Girl Rahul shared the happy news on his Twitter handle as he wrote, "Ecstatic to announce that Asin & I have been blessed with an Angelic Baby Girl earlier today. The duo became parents on October 24 as Asin gave birth to a baby girl. The actor played Cupid in the couple's romance. She was last seen in 2015 Comedy movie All Is Well , co-starring Abhishek Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor and Supriya Pathak. [Full Article...]

Larimer County's jobless rate steady at 1.9% in September

LISBON -Columbiana County's unemployment rate dropped slightly in September but still remains above the statewide and national averages. Columbia County, with 3.6 percent, down from 3.7 percent, had the lowest rate in the state. Seven major industries experienced month-over-month declines, led by construction, which was down 1,400 jobs. Public sector employment is largely unchanged from this tim... [Full Article...]

French President Emmanuel Macron's dog Nemo interrupts meeting to pee on fireplace

French President Emmanuel Macron's dog Nemo interrupts meeting to pee on fireplace Four out of five respondents said that Mr Macron's tax policies - including an overhaul of France's controversial wealth tax - cater mainly to the rich, while 83 per cent said they catered mainly to the heads of large businesses. President Macron and his wife Brigitte adopted Nemo from an animal rescue centre, continuing the tradition of French presidents having a "first dog". [Full Article...]

Tesla starts energy storage at hospital to help Puerto Rico

Tesla starts energy storage at hospital to help Puerto Rico For comparison, Puerto Rico has 2,400 miles of critically important transmission lines - and tens of thousands of miles of distribution lines to consumers across the island. Whitefish Energy signed a the contract five days ago to restore power in Puerto Rico, despite having no history of doing any comparable work. "We simply don't know what that's going to look like or how long it's going to take"... [Full Article...]

Killed in Grambling State University Campus Shooting, Police Searching Suspect

Killed in Grambling State University Campus Shooting, Police Searching Suspect The Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office, which is the lead agency in the investigation, has neither confirmed nor denied the identity of the victims. "Two males were both pronounced dead there at the scene", said Maj. It is unknown at this time why Caldwell was on campus or his connection to Andrews. LPSO spokesman Stephen Williams says the shooting was reported just after midnight. [Full Article...]

Nicaragua To Join Paris Accord, Leaving US, Syria As Only Nonparticipants

Nicaragua To Join Paris Accord, Leaving US, Syria As Only Nonparticipants The Central American country initially didn't sign on to the agreement because officials said it didn't go far enough in its goals, but Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega told local media last month that the country would soon sign on to the agreement. [Full Article...]


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