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  • Canada is reportedly set to legalize recreational marijuana

    By Ese Olumhense Legal status will reportedly go into effect by July 1, 2018 Recreational marijuana will soon be legal nationwide in Canada, a recent report from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) stated. The new legislation — which is in line with both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pledge to legalize and regulate marijuana and with the November recommendations of a federally appointed task force on the drug — is expected to be introduced the week of April 10, the Sunday […]

  • Tennessee law could protect Elizabeth Thomas’s suspected kidnapper

    COLUMBIA, Tennessee — A Tennessee district attorney says the man believed to have kidnapped 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas could walk away with only a misdemeanor. Investigators have repeatedly said it doesn’t matter if the teen willingly left with 50-year-old Tad Cummins. However, Tennessee law doesn’t necessarily reflect that statement. In fact, whether she went willingly will play a huge role in determining whether the district attorney can prove kidnapping, Maury County District Attorney Brent Cooper told WHNT. “If she comes back […]

  • Sanitation crew helps woman find wedding, engagement rings she accidentally trashed

    NEW YORK — Department of Sanitation workers helped a New York City woman find the wedding and engagement rings she accidentally threw away with the trash, according to WPIX. Last weekend, Shannon Lombardo was cleaning her wedding and engagement rings when she put them on a paper towel. The next day, she realized she accidentally trashed the rings with a pile of tissues. At this point, the garbage bag had already been thrown down the trash chute. Shannon called the sanitation department and […]

  • Scientists have turned spinach into human heart tissue

    A spinach leaf covered in human cells Scientists inMassachusetts have converted a spinach leaf into a tiny, beating human heart muscle in an eerie experiment that might one day help doctors repair damaged organs. A biomedical research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) swapped the leaf’s plant cells for human ones, effectively transforming the plant veins into a delicate blood vessel network. Their work is set to be published in the May 2017 volume of the science journal Biomaterials. The scientists […]

  • New USPS service shows photos of your mail before you get home

    WASHINGTON — A new service from the U.S. Postal Service will show you photos of mail being delivered at your home — and yes, that probably includes photos of coupons you will never use. Informed Delivery is an optional notification service that sends an email to users containing images of the outside of letter–sized mailpieces. The images show the exterior, address side of the mailpieces. Notifications are only sent on days when mail is being delivered at the home. According to the […]

  • Anti-transgender ‘bathroom bill’ could cost North Carolina nearly $4 billion

    By Ese Olumhense An ‘underestimation of the law’s true costs’ NORTH CAROLINA — As part of the economic fallout surrounding H.B. 2, the 2016 “bathroom bill” passed by North Carolina, the state could lose $3.76 billion by 2028, a new estimate indicated Monday, March 27th. By the end of 2017, it will have lost more than $525 million. The figure, produced by the Associated Press, is the expected cost of lost business because of H.B. 2. The law bars transgender […]

  • ‘Hell on earth’: Man who taped dog’s mouth shut sentenced to jail

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — A South Carolina man who wrapped electrical tape around a dog’s muzzle has been sentenced to five years in jail. William Leonard Dodson, 43, was given the five-year sentence on Friday, one day after he received a 15-year order on a federal gun charge, according to the Post and Courier. He will serve both sentences simultaneously. “I’m not trying to be mean,” Circuit Judge Markley Dennis said, “but I wish I could give you more.”  The dog, named […]

  • Pres. Trump plans to fix government with business savvy

    By Meg Wagner Making the government ‘run like a great American company’ President Donald Trump is expected to unveil a new White House department on Monday — the White House Office of American Innovation — which will be tasked with overhauling the federal government by using ideas from the business sector. Pres. Trump’s son-in-law is set to lead it. Jared Kushner, who is married to Pres. Trump’s eldest daughter and currently serves the president as a senior advisor, will oversee the office, […]

  • Girl badly burned by homemade slime (graphic photos)

    ROCKLAND, Mass. — A mother in Massachusetts is warning other parents after her young daughter was badly burned while making a popular DIY project for kids, according to WCVB. Siobhan Quinn was excited when her daughter Kathleen became interested in making and playing with homemade “slime.” “I thought it was great. I encouraged it and bought all the stuff. And then when it was gone, I bought more. She was being a little scientist,” Quinn told WCVB. But last weekend while […]

  • ‘Flip or Flop’ star facing backlash after ‘inappropriate’ bikini picture

    DURHAM COUNTY, N.C. — “Flip or Flop” star Christina El Moussa is facing backlash for a photo she posted on Instagram Thursday afternoon. El Moussa made headlines last year when she and her husband and co-star Tarek El Moussa decided to split. Welcome to the family!! @cashiethefrenchbulldog 🐶 Click link in my bio!! 👙🍩 A post shared by Christina El Moussa (@christinaelmoussa) on Mar 23, 2017 at 12:01pm PDT The photo shows El Moussa and her daughter wearing bathing suits for LSpace […]

  • “We were very close:” Pres. Trump says he’d bargain with Democrats on health care

    By Meg Wagner ‘Living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future’ After seven years of vowing to kill Obamacare, House Republicans on Friday abruptly withdrew their bill to repeal and replace the current health care law after determining they did not have enough support within their own party to pass it. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) withdrew the party-devised American Health Care Act, dubbed Trumpcare, as representatives were debating it, nixing a vote scheduled for Friday afternoon. Earlier on […]

  • Robots expected to take 38 percent of U.S. jobs by 2030s

    By Ese Olumhense Treasury secretary ‘optimistic’ about job security Increasing automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are not threats to the American workforce, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said in an early morning interview on Friday with the news website Axios. “It’s not even on our radar screen,” Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs executive and hedge fund manager said, adding that machines would not pose any challenge to jobs for another “50 to 100” years. “I’m not worried at all,” he added. Mnuchin’s […]