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Law enforcement officials from 17 states, the District of Columbia and Guam say exempting banks that service cannabis businesses from federal criminal and civil penalties would provide safeguards for a multibillion dollar industry operating largely on cash transactions.
  • Philippine Congress starts debate that may extend President Duterte term

    Philippine Congress starts debate that may extend President Duterte term

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    James Gomez, Amnesty's Director of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, said in a statement today: "The moves by the Philippine authorities to shut down Rappler is an alarming attempt to silence independent journalism". Rappler denies that the funds confer ownership or control, and maintains the company is 100% Filipino-owned, the reports said. The PDRs are not evidence of foreign ownership because it is the contractual provisions in the PDR that will determine foreign control and/or ...
  • North Korea vows to retaliate over US ransomware accusation

    North Korea vows to retaliate over US ransomware accusation

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    National Health Service and Russia's central bank. In North Korea's case, Kim Jong Un may very well be thinking of using cryptocurrencies, which are not regulated or controlled by any single entity. North Korea has launched 23 missiles since February. In the United Kingdom, the cyber attack wreaked havoc on its computerized health care system, interfering with surgeries and emergency services and forcing thousands of patients to reschedule appointments.
  • Kevin Spacey Cops Investigate 3rd London Sexual Assault

    Kevin Spacey Cops Investigate 3rd London Sexual Assault

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    An avalanche of claims followed and the Old Vic theatre, where Spacey was artistic director between 2004 and 2015, found 20 people claimed they had been subjected to inappropriate behaviour from the actor. Spacey hasn't been criminally charged in any of the investigations launched since Anthony Rapp claimed Spacey sexually assaulted him. News the allegations of sexual assault, but did not identify Spacey as the man accused.
  • Firefighter catches falling child from burning apartment building

    Firefighter catches falling child from burning apartment building

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    It was just one of the miraculous saves made during the January 3 fire , which quickly engulfed an apartment building in Decatur, Ga., according to local media reports . They quickly had a ladder up on the third floor balcony and started taking the victims down. Jackie Peckrul, caught a baby that was also thrown from the building.
  • The hubris of Donald Trump

    The hubris of Donald Trump

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    On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that during an immigration meeting , President Donald Trump asked, "Why are we having all these people from s**thole countries come here?" Trump also questioned why the United States should admit more Haitians.
  • Hawaii's false missile alert takes center stage on late-night TV

    Hawaii's false missile alert takes center stage on late-night TV

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    The phony emergency alert message stated: "Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii". But President Donald Trump - whose first interaction with the public after the occurrence was a tweet decrying "Fake News" - wasn't the only part of the response that's concerning for future events requiring nuclear preparedness.
  • Man charged with killing journo on sub

    Man charged with killing journo on sub

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    He is also charged sexual assault, without intercourse, of "a particularly risky nature". Madsen, 46, could face life imprisonment if convicted. It is not clear whether the court can rule on the submarine's fate separately to Madsen's trial, which is due to conclude in the spring.
  • Donald Trump's physical health to be revealed in detail

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    I told the president that if he had a healthier diet, he might live to be 200 years old. On Air Force One, for instance, Jackson says he's watched Trump eat the meals that everyone else does on the plane, and they tend to be on the healthier side, with the exception of the desserts.
  • Bypass work to continue after firm's collapse

    Bypass work to continue after firm's collapse

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    The company said despite considerable efforts, discussions to secure funding have not been successful and has therefore chose to make an application to the High Court for a compulsory liquidation of the business. Retirees already receiving their pensions will continue to receive payments, the government has assured. He said: "We understand some members of the public will be concerned by recent news reports".
  • Gov. Cuomo Proposes Study of Recreational Marijuana Legalization

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    NY lawmakers want to know if a new state initiative aimed at reducing property taxes is working as intended. Cuomo and lawmakers will also have to deal with a projected $4 billion budget deficit. "I don't know how the heck anyone can conceive of paying for everything that was laid out", Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-East Northport), said after the State of the State address.
  • Before We Burn Aziz Ansari, Perhaps Some Self-Reflection Is in Order

    Before We Burn Aziz Ansari, Perhaps Some Self-Reflection Is in Order

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    The 23-year-old Brooklyn woman, identified only as Grace , told Babe that she met Ansari at an after-party in Los Angeles in September. "It is necessary and long overdue", the 34-year-old "Master of None" star said. "I didn't leave because I think I was stunned and shocked", she told the magazine, "This was not what I expected". I had a lot of bad sex in my own roaring 20s: sex that was just sloppy, regrettable, and gross, and, sometimes, sex that I really did not want to be having.
  • Palestinian president says Israel 'ended' Oslo accords

    Palestinian president says Israel 'ended' Oslo accords

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    Abbas's comments were made at the start of a two-day meeting in Ramallah of the Palestinian Central Council, the Palestinians' highest decision-making body, where 95 delegates will debate future strategy. Losing significant funding from its largest donor, the United States, could be "catastrophic" for Palestinians, said a UN agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees.
  • House Passes Extension of FISA Surveillance Act Bill, What's Next?

    House Passes Extension of FISA Surveillance Act Bill, What's Next?

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    The White House sent mixed signals on its position this week, generating confusion just before the vote. The vote cut across party lines, with 65 Democrats joining 191 Republicans to pass the bill . "No president should have this power", she said. He has offered no proof for such claims. In his second tweet, Trump seemed to backtrack, pushing for the act to be re-upped.
  • Carolina Panthers Employee Kills Children Before Jumping off Interstate Bridge

    Carolina Panthers Employee Kills Children Before Jumping off Interstate Bridge

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    Christina Treadway, a 34-year-old Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina mother, severely injurd her two children before comitting suicide . "We're very saddened for the family and for the friends, and we're also concerned for the officers who had to interact and deal with that tonight", said Major Mike Smathers of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department told WBTV .