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Federal Crackdown Likely Won't Impact Oklahoma Vote on Medicinal Marijuana Federal Crackdown Likely Won't Impact Oklahoma Vote on Medicinal Marijuana
- January 10, 2018

Instead of the previous lenient-federal-enforcement policy, Sessions' new stance will instead let federal prosecutors where marijuana is legal decide how aggressively to enforce longstanding federal law prohibiting it. Frank said the national priorities for the Department of Justice include the rule of law, national security and terrorism, immigration, violent crime and worldwide gangs such as MS-13, the opiate crisis, supporting law enforcement and promoting public confidence. (more...)
Call of Duty: WW2 Nazi Zombies Trailer Shows Darkest Shore DLC Call of Duty: WW2 Nazi Zombies Trailer Shows Darkest Shore DLC
- January 10, 2018

This downloadable content is the next chapter in the Zombies saga for Call of Duty WW2 and follows Doktor Staub to an island that's north of Germany where he commands a zombie horde. Call of Duty: WWII is another incredible package of experiences, each distinct from the others, but tied together by the unifying themes of World War II that deserve your attention. (more...)
Istanbul Basaksehir close in on deal for Barcelona's Arda Turan Istanbul Basaksehir close in on deal for Barcelona's Arda Turan
- January 10, 2018

Everton have been linked with Barcelona's Arda Turan in the January transfer window. "Our two sponsors are willing to help with the transfer process". Ahmet Bulut, Turan's agent, had hoped to generate interest from Premier League clubs, but nothing has materialised and if an agreement can be reached between Barca and Basaksehir he will return to Turkey. (more...)
Senior Gaza-Based Hamas Terrorist Accidentally Shoots Himself in Head Senior Gaza-Based Hamas Terrorist Accidentally Shoots Himself in Head
- January 10, 2018

Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry spokesperson Dr. Ashraf al-Qidre said al-Alami is being treated at the intensive care unit in Gaza City's Shifa Hospital and that his condition is critical. In 2003, the United States declared him a "specially designated global terrorist". The 62-year-old al-Alami is a former member of Hamas' policy-making politburo and remains a top official. (more...)
Jimmy Kimmel 'Deduces' Why Jeff Sessions Hates Marijuana Jimmy Kimmel 'Deduces' Why Jeff Sessions Hates Marijuana
- January 10, 2018

Punishment for drug use is not. It's a chance to see what works and what doesn't. Attorney General Sessions may not agree with this shift , but he should at least recognize it represents the beliefs of his fellow citizens. In general, both President Trump and Sessions have seemed to be on the side of states' rights. "In Washington state we have put in place a system in place that adheres to what we pledged to the people of Washington and the federal government; it's well regulated, keeps ... (more...)
India To Launch Cartosat And 30 Other Satellites On January 12 India To Launch Cartosat And 30 Other Satellites On January 12
- January 10, 2018

Annadurai told IANS here. The three Indian satellites that will be launched are a nano-satellite weighing less than 5 kg, a microsatellite weighing 100 kg and the 710 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite, the director explained. "With these three satellites, ISRO would have sent 100 satellites into the space". The launch of IRNSS-1H backup navigation satellite on board Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)-C39 of India was a failure due to a technical error following a ideal launch on the final ... (more...)
New Hampshire House Votes for Marijuana Legalization New Hampshire House Votes for Marijuana Legalization
- January 10, 2018

Soon after the vote, Gov. Chris Sununu issued a statement indicating he would veto the bill if it reaches his desk. If the bill does eventually become law then residents 21 and over could possess three-quarters of an ounce of marijuana flower. (more...)
Egypt's President Sisi wins huge parliamentary support for a 2nd term Egypt's President Sisi wins huge parliamentary support for a 2nd term
- January 10, 2018

His Majesty King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Tuesday discussed on the telephone Jordanian-Egyptian ties and the current developments in the region, particularly the Palestinian issue and Jerusalem. Former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq said Sunday he would not run for president, reversing an earlier announcement that he meant to contest the election. (more...)
INEC Releases 2019 General Elections Timetable INEC Releases 2019 General Elections Timetable
- January 10, 2018

He said that notice for elections would be released on August 17, while collection of nomination forms for national and states elections by political parties has been fixed for between Aug 17 and August 24, while that of the FCT is slated from September 3 to Sept 10. (more...)
Ecuador seeking possible mediation in Assange case Ecuador seeking possible mediation in Assange case
- January 10, 2018

But Assange still faces arrest for breaching bail conditions if he steps outside the embassy and WikiLeaks has voiced fears that the United States will seek his extradition and that there is a sealed indictment ordering his arrest. "A person can not live forever in these conditions, and we are searching in a very respectful way with the United Kingdom. for a solution". Legal experts said a successful outcome could pave the way for a presidential pardon, which would increase the likelihood of ... (more...)
169 held in Italy as £44 million of alleged mob assets seized 169 held in Italy as £44 million of alleged mob assets seized
- January 10, 2018

The crime group's grip extended throughout Italy and into Germany to launder its profits. The mafia group, based in southern Italy, had inundated Italian and German businesses - controlling bakeries, vineyards, olive orchards, hotels and restaurants - and forcing the businesses to use their products. (more...)
Cold wave continues in Kashmir, Srinagar shivers at minus 6.2 degree Cold wave continues in Kashmir, Srinagar shivers at minus 6.2 degree
- January 10, 2018

However, frozen parts started melting as the day progressed as sun was out though icy cold winds also continued. People in some areas, particularly in the outskirts and Lake area complained of water shortage as the tapes had frozen. Kupwara has recorded minus 5.6 degree Celsius, Kokernag minus 3.4 and Qazigund has recorded minus 5.8, respectively. The minimum temperature in south Kashmir's tourist resort of Pahalgam, which serves as a base camp during annual Amarnath yatra, was minus 8.9 ... (more...)
Ukrainian passport ranks 44th in Henley Passport Index 2018 Ukrainian passport ranks 44th in Henley Passport Index 2018
- January 10, 2018

St Lucia now ranks 6th in the Caribbean and 34th worldwide out of 199 countries. Roudingout the regional top ten are St. Vincent and the Grenadines (35th), Grenada (36th), Dominica (38th) and Jamaica (60th). The UAE passport, ranked 33rd in the 2018 edition, offers visa-free travel to 133 countries - up from 121 countries in 2017, gaining access to 12 new destinations in just one year. (more...)
Trump orders more mental health care options for veterans Trump orders more mental health care options for veterans
- January 10, 2018

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said the White House wants to address an alarming trend, that of 20 veterans a day taking their own life. Almost 265,000 service members leave the military each year, and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin , MD, estimates the growth in coverage will cost hundreds of millions of dollars each year. (more...)
Children's health insurance program running on fumes in some U.S. states Children's health insurance program running on fumes in some U.S. states
- January 10, 2018

For Ohio's vulnerable children, that's an upside of sorts, since the program will continue even if CHIP money runs out. The budget office says that provision and a separate change to insurance regulations by the Trump administration will reduce the cost of insuring children. (more...)
Valkyrie joins the Exiles for new Marvel series Valkyrie joins the Exiles for new Marvel series
- January 10, 2018

Now, Marvel has figured out the flawless way to bring Ragnarok's Valkyrie to comics as well: She's joining the Exiles . She doesn't look exactly like the movie version, which is likely intentional-this Valkyrie variant is very specifically only inspired by Tessa Thompson's version. (more...)
Imran Khan breaks silence over his third marriage rumours Imran Khan breaks silence over his third marriage rumours
- January 10, 2018

Rumors about Imran Khan's third marriage continued circulating on Monday though his party, Pakistan Taherik-e-Insaf, on Sunday issued a statement saying that "if and when the proposal is accepted" by the lady in question, Bushra Maneka, the former cricket start will announce it. (more...)
Pope calls for ban on nuclear weapons to stop accidental war Pope calls for ban on nuclear weapons to stop accidental war
- January 10, 2018

Amid the constant back and forth of threats between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un , the Center For Disease Control is holding a briefing to help prepare Americans for possible nuclear war. "These weapons will be used only if our security is threatened". "Mike Pompeo reaffirmed once again that we are only months away from North Korea reaching their final technological objective of nuclearising ICBMs capable of re-entry from outer space", he told Fox News. (more...)
And the Golden Globes goes to And the Golden Globes goes to
- January 10, 2018

The worst jailers of journalists were Turkey, China, and Egypt. CPJ said "in response to media coverage critical of him, Trump has threatened to "open-up" US libel laws, sue news outlets, and subject their broadcast licenses to review". (more...)
USA senator says no evidence of 'sonic attacks' in Cuba USA senator says no evidence of 'sonic attacks' in Cuba
- January 10, 2018

Other symptoms included ear pain, vision problems, headaches and fatigue, and the pattern "indicated a non-natural source", Rosenfarb testified. He said several people had likened it to the uncomfortable sensation one feels when driving a auto down a highway with the windows slightly open. (more...)
HHS nominee Alex Azar outlines priorities: lower drug prices, improve Medicare outcomes HHS nominee Alex Azar outlines priorities: lower drug prices, improve Medicare outcomes
- January 10, 2018

Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said the price of drugs used to treat diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder more than doubled when Azar was president of Lilly's US -based subsidiary. If confirmed, Azar would be Trump's second HHS secretary within one year, replacing Tom Price , who resigned after a scandal involving questionable use of public travel funds. (more...)
Israel to approve hundreds of settlement units in West Bank Israel to approve hundreds of settlement units in West Bank
- January 10, 2018

Trump's reversal of decades of US policy enraged Palestinians, who seek to create an independent state including Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Israeli soldiers are now looking for the suspect. "Civilians who live in the [Havat Gilad] settlement and heard the gunfire came to help, while the IDF medical assistance team, which also arrived at the site, gave him life-saving medical treatment and he was taken to hospital in serious condition". (more...)
Thousands of tourists stranded in Swiss resort after heavy snowfall Thousands of tourists stranded in Swiss resort after heavy snowfall
- January 10, 2018

The official said the so-called air bridge can transport about 100 people an hour, conditions permitting. "The persons in charge are working with high pressure", a statement said on Zermatt's official website as tourists and locals bedded in for another night in the resort. (more...)
Theresa May under pressure to make big shake-up as cabinet reshuffle continues Theresa May under pressure to make big shake-up as cabinet reshuffle continues
- January 09, 2018

There was also speculation that Mrs May dropped the plans because she wanted an extra female minister in the Cabinet . Perhaps to prove the point that a new party chairman was needed, the Tories initially sent a tweet out congratulating Chris Grayling as the new chairman before quickly deleting it. (more...)
Hundreds of bats die as Australian heatwave sees temperatures soar
- January 09, 2018

Sydney recorded its hottest day since 1939 on Sunday when the suburb of Penrith reached 47.3°C. Local rescuers and carers tried to save as many as the bats possible by rehydrating them and taking them to places to cool down, the Guardian reported. (more...)

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