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IL lawmakers hear testimony about legal marijuana from Colorado

She also acknowledged a slight uptick in emergency room visits, but said it was too soon to attribute the data to marijuana legalization. Seventy-one percent oppose the federal government's efforts to stop marijuana sales and its use in states that have legalized it, including opposition from most Republicans, Democrats, and independents.

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Silver for NZ in men's team pursuit

The 22-year-old gained two laps on the field to win with 59 points from Hammer (51) and Dutch rider Kirsten Wild (35). Australia were denied a double pursuit success, though, as United States won a narrow women's race to defend the title they won a year ago.

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Passenger Finds Air Marshal's Loaded Gun In Bathroom

CNN, quoting a former air marshal, said the woman "wasn't given the appropriate tools to succeed" because newly hired marshals do not receive on-the-job training - something John Casaretti, president of the Air Marshal Association and a former air marshal, told CNN was true.

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Jon Ossoff: Hero to Zero

If so, Ossoff would win outright in a district that hasn't been represented by a Democrat since 1979, in a race few gave him a serious chance of claiming as recently as February. The race was supposed to make headlines just in Georgia, but it captivated the entire country and attracted a list of celebrities including Debra Messing, Samuel L.

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Tillerson criticizes Iran nuclear pact, U.S. plans review

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's comments were synonymous with Donald Trump's rhetoric, who on many occasions - during his presidential campaign and afterwards - criticised the nuclear deal reached between Iran and the US, the UK, Russia , France , China and Germany.

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Why Trump the trade critic now offers an outstretched hand

Germany, along with Japan , South Korea, Taiwan and Switzerland were also on the "monitoring list" in the US Treasury report . In previous years, when China artificially lowered the value of its currency, it helped the country export products to the United States, and US industries and workers balked at what they saw as an unfair competitive edge.

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Le Pen, Macron ahead in French presidential vote, partial official figures show

Le Pen and 39-year-old centrist former banker Emmanuel Macron are leading the polls but the race has tightened in the final days and any one of four candidates could reach the runoff on May 7. Her supporters burst into a rendition of the French national anthem, chanted "We will win!" and waved French flags and blue flags with "Marine President" on them.

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International Monetary Fund revises up 2017 global economic forecast

The outlook noted: "In sub-Saharan Africa, a modest recovery is foreseen in 2017". The International Monetary Fund expects Canada's economy will improve compared with past year, but not as much as the Bank of Canada predicted last week following unexpectedly robust growth on several fronts.

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CP says Ontario will levy 15% tax on foreign home buyers

The initial signs were that Toronto would not to go down that road. Ontario's highly anticipated package of housing measures is set to be announced Thursday and will take aim at speculators, expedite more supply, tackle rental affordability and look at realtor practices.

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United CEO won't add chairman title in 2018 as was planned

United Airlines canceled Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz's expected 2018 elevation to chairman and tied compensation more closely to customer service, after a passenger's forcible removal from a flight sparked a public-relations disaster.

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Paytm in talks with SoftBank to raise $1.2 to $1.5 billion

Separately, SoftBank is trying to sell Snapdeal, run by Jasper Infotech Pvt. The development comes at a time when Paytm has emerged as one of the suitors to buy the SoftBank-backed Freecharge , as reported by TOI in its April 6 edition. One97, which owns India's largest digital payments provider, is seeking a higher valuation of up to $8 billion, said the people cited above, with a proposed investment of between $1.4 billion and $1.9 billion.

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United Airlines CEO to visit China over dragged passenger

They want to know more about why and how Chicago Department of Aviation Police dragged Kentucky doctor David Dao off the Chicago-to-Louisville flight on April 9 after the airline involuntarily bumped him and three other passengers to accommodate airline employees.

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Barkindo: OPEC, non-OPEC nation committed to restore market stability

OPEC agreed to cut output by 1.2 million barrels a day for the first six months of 2017, while 11 other non-OPEC countries including Russian Federation agreed to limit supply. It is too soon to talk about Iran, Libya and Nigeria joining the cuts if the output reduction agreement is extended beyond June, UAE Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei said at the Abu Dhabi conference.

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Jeremy Corbyn welcomes snap General Election

He said Mrs May's U-turn on her previous insistence that she would not call a snap election showed she could not be trusted. A man passing by commented: "I hope you become Prime Minister" - prompting a smile and thanks from Mr Corbyn. "Early indications are that the size of the overall Conservative majority will be popular". "We will build a new economy, worthy of the 21st century and we will build a country for the many not the few", he added.

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Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic started Saturday, played 16 minutes

Most importantly for the Blazers, they had the lead, and a pretty big one at that. It was a barrage of 3-pointers and dunks from the defending Western Conference champs. Nurkic, traded to Portland on February 12 from the Denver Nuggets, was averaging 15.2 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 20 regular-season games with the Blazers.

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Power restored to most San Francisco customers: PG&E

As of 3:30 p.m., only about 3,000 customers were without power, according to PG&E, and it was fully restored a little after 5 p.m. Crews had restored electricity for an estimated 12,500 people by 12 p.m. ATM screens were blank and the city's famed cable cars were shut down for hours. "It is premature tospeculate on a specific cause", he said, while discussing the cause of the fire.

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Jacksonport: Easter Egg Hunt on April 15

The eighth annual Clawson Easter Egg Hunt brought out families from all over Oakland County to partake in the tradition. Parents with children 4 years old and under started lining up at the play area on one end of the mall, while older children gathered at the food court.

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Wall St slips ahead of French election

Of the 57 companies in the S&P 500 that have reported earnings through Wednesday morning, about 75 percent have topped expectations, according to Thomson Reuters data, above the 71 percent average for the past four quarters. Oil majors Chevron and Exxon were up about 1.3 percent. The Dow added 174 points to finish at 20,578 and the S&P rose 17 points to end the day at 2,355.

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Trader's Buzzers -NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP), Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE)

Norges Bank bought a new stake in Nucor during the fourth quarter valued at about $492,657,000. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 1,359,960 shares of the company's stock worth $67,251,000 after buying an additional 822,886 shares during the last quarter.

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Delta to pay up to $10000 to bumped customers

Lawyers for Dao have moved to preserve evidence from the flight, filing a motion to keep surveillance videos and other materials related to United Flight 3411 in preparation for a possible lawsuit. Bruce Hicks, a public-relations consultant for carriers, said his former employer, Continental Airlines, once reimbursed all passengers for a flight that involved long delays and poor customer service.

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This Is Why You Shouldn't Get Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino

There's no better way to celebrate one of life's biggest moments than with a Unicorn Frappuccino. A medium-sized Unicorn Frapp includes 59 grams of sugar and 410 calories, which is about double the amount of sugar you should be eating per day, though I should add that that's about normal for a Frappuccino at Starbucks .

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IMF members delete anti-protectionism pledge, keep currency commitments

During his presidential campaign he called climate change a hoax. Speaking at the end of the meeting, Lagarde told a news conference: "There was a clear recognition in the room that we have probably moved from high financial and economic risks to more geopolitical risks".

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Saudi oil minister says production cuts may need to continue

In a recent report, Goldman Sachs reiterated its confidence in the oil market and said that USA inventory was in line with expectations. "The [lack of] reaction can either be attributed to saturation, as such news is released on nearly a daily basis, or to the fact that the foremost goal of the OPEC agreement - namely to reduce the huge stocks of crude oil and oil products - is still a long way from being achieved, " Commerzbank said in a note.

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Warriors' Kerr out for Game 3 vs Blazers with illness

Jusuf Nurkic provided a spark and a big body. Poor communication on defense, as well as some questionable forced shots, was all the Warriors needed to take this one. "It won't happen twice", DeRozan said of going scoreless from the floor. The Blazers were not that team. I played well the first game (of the series).

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Gasol lifts Grizzlies past Spurs 110-108 in OT

Game three in Memphis caused a bit of an uproar on Twitter . Wall scored 32 points in each of the first two games. Now, after the loss in game three against the Grizzlies, those worries are beginning to resurface. Both of which, are a mismatch. Aldridge has been tasked with guarding ( Marc) Gasol when Dewayne Dedmon is off-the-floor, and it's taken a toll on his energy.

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Pence Wanted North Korea To See 'Resolve In My Face'

He told 2,500 military personnel at the Yokosuka Naval Base , a hub for the US Navy in the western Pacific, that "North Korea is the most unsafe and urgent threat to peace and security in the Asia-Pacific". Under leader Kim Jong Un, North Korea has ramped up its programmes, carrying out two nuclear tests and launching some 20 ballistic missiles a year ago alone.

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Novelist and conservationist Kuki Gallman shot in Kenya

Last month, suspected cattle herders burned down a luxury safari lodge she let out to guests. The local Farmers Association blame the army for pushing the herders into other private lands the moment they push them out of another. Hiring freeze or thaw? "For months these criminals have been rampaging around with their illegal weapons, destroying lives and livelihood", Evans said.

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Who Is Aya Hijazi? Egyptian Prisoner Released After 'Travesty Of Justice'

Hijazi landed just outside of Washington on Thursday morning, according to the Washington Post . Aya Hijazi spent nearly three years in prison in Egypt after she was arrested while working with the Belady Foundation, a humanitarian group helping poor children in Cairo find shelter.

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Trump Takes Aim at Wall Street's Favorite Financial Regulation

Trump, though, seemed to double down on his promise Saturday, promising in a tweet that, "Big TAX REFORM AND TAX REDUCTION will be announced next Wednesday". Both reviews are to be completed within 180 days. "President Trump is absolutely committed to make sure taxpayers are not at risk for government bailouts for entities that are too big to fail", he said .

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Global finance leaders dodge conflict with Trump White House

Asked about the USA administration's skepticism about climate change, Kim said the World Bank will continue to work with governments and private sectors in the world to boost financing for climate change, especially in China, India and Philippines.

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Venezuelan protesters cross into western Caracas

At nightfall on Friday, more protests and pockets of unrest were reported in eastern Caracas , and in Macuto in the neighboring state of Vargas. Six other people were injured. From the outside, it seems that the army is firmly by Maduro's side, although all opposition leaders claim that there is discomfort in the barracks. This week in a scenario that echoed the rise of Fidel Castro in Cuba, the General Motors plant in the city of Valencia was seized along with the corporation's bank ...

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North Korea 'Great War' Threat Against Donald Trump's 'Great Armada'

The report said the situation on the Korean Peninsula was "inching close to the brink of war in an evil cycle of increasing tensions". Mr Pence thanked Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull "for calling on China even this week to play an even more active and constructive role in addressing the North Korean threat".

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From Sea to Shining Sea? No Border Area Lawmaker Supports Trump's Wall

Trump's tweet that we can get Mexico to pay something for the wall, maybe, kind of, later was the sad backtracking of a president whose delusions have been confronted by reality. My base definitely wants the border wall. "I don't know what it will be made of, I don't know how high it will be, I don't know if it's going to have solar panels on its side and what the one side is going to look like and how it's going to be painted", he said.

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China to become global hub for electic cars

Electric cars are now mainly small city vehicles. While the company has revealed the platform being used in its first electric auto, it is yet to decide the architecture, name, specifications and other details for the said model. All of the new plug-ins are to be manufactured in China (a necessity if you want/need to sell cars in volume in the country). Although the electric vehicle is widely expected to subvert the auto market, it faces several hurdles before becoming a mainstream choice ...

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Next generation biometric card combines technology and fingerprint scans

It builds on fingerprint scanning technology now available in smartphones, and can be used at EMV terminals worldwide, the company says . The cards work with existing EMV chip readers, which American retailers broadly adopted a year ago.


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