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Legal marijuana may have decreased Colo. opioid deaths
- October 19, 2017

But after controlling for opioid policy changes and examining the data in neighboring states that didn't unleash recreational marijuana, the researchers believe they can credit legal cannabis with saving about eight Coloradans a year. A 2014 study demonstrates that from 1999 to 2010, states that had legal medical marijuana laws also had a almost 25 percent lower "mean annual opioid overdose mortality rate" compared to states which prohibted medically-proscribed cannabis. (more...)
Jeremy Lin Leaves Court In Tears After Suffering Knee Injury Jeremy Lin Leaves Court In Tears After Suffering Knee Injury
- October 19, 2017

He battled through injuries past year. So you can only feel for him", starting power forward Trevor Booker told reporters. The 29-year-old went up for a layup on a fast break, but came down awkwardly on his right knee. If Lin would require time to recover, it'll be a frustrating development for the Nets , who were relying on the backcourt tandem of Lin and D'Angelo Russell to shoulder most of the team's workload. (more...)
Pakistan's ex-premier Sharif indicted on corruption charges
- October 19, 2017

Sharif did not appear before the accountability court as he is in London where his wife Kulsoom Nawaz is being operated on for throat cancer and undergoing chemotherapy. Maryam said her party is still united despite the differences of opinion. The accountability court has also issued directives for Thursday's hearing. (more...)
13 medical visas issued to Pakistani nationals 13 medical visas issued to Pakistani nationals
- October 19, 2017

Swaraj assured medical visa to Irfan Ahmed Shaikh, husband of a Pakistani national Lubna, for his liver surgery in India. Although the tensions between India and Pakistan have seen no signs of reducing, Swaraj has taken a more sympathetic approach in granting medical visas to Pakistani nationals seeking treatment in India. (more...)
Ted Cruz References the Zodiac Killer Rumor in a Tweeter Ted Cruz References the Zodiac Killer Rumor in a Tweeter
- October 19, 2017

Cruz, the Texas Republican, pitches the GOP revamp as a way to streamline the code and "lower taxes for each and every person". Sanders had a somewhat predictable answer, saying he did not want a tax cut for the 1 percent and "billionaires". (more...)
Burger King puts customers to the test with new anti-bullying ad Burger King puts customers to the test with new anti-bullying ad
- October 19, 2017

Bullying is the exact opposite of that. In contrast to the bullying of the teen, Burger King employees are seen "bullying" the brand's Whopper Jr. Astonishingly 95 per cent of customers reported the damaged food, but only 12 per cent stoop up for the student who was being bullied. (more...)
White House blames protocol for delay in Trump's Niger response White House blames protocol for delay in Trump's Niger response
- October 19, 2017

To me that's something that you can say in a conversation, but you shouldn't say that to a grieving widow. She added: "Basically he said: "Well I guess he knew what he signed up for but I guess it still hurt ". all of the details and the contents of the package have to be confirmed". Once done, the president reaches out to the family. "For him to have done this and played games with Gold Star families is absolutely unacceptable - Gold Star families are sacred", Duckworth said Wednesday. (more...)
NZ government finally expected to be named NZ government finally expected to be named
- October 19, 2017

When asked by Soper if he was planning an early or late afternoon announcement, Peters said "I can't put a timeframe on it". Mr Peters said on Tuesday night the caucus and the board had reached a "substantial consensus" on the policy concessions offered by National and Labour in return for its support in forming a government. (more...)
Wiesemeyer: Trump Will Tell EPA to Back Off RFS Wiesemeyer: Trump Will Tell EPA to Back Off RFS
- October 19, 2017

In the letter, the governors called on EPA Administrator Pruitt to support the job creation and agricultural benefits that higher volumes of biofuels provide: “the proposed volumes. On Wednesday, the committee postponed consideration of Trump appointee William Wehrum to head the EPA's office of air and radiation, which oversees the RFS. (more...)
Trump Sends Father Of Slain Soldier Promised $25000 Check - Four Months Later Trump Sends Father Of Slain Soldier Promised $25000 Check - Four Months Later
- October 19, 2017

Trump also promised that his staff would create an online fundraiser for Baldridge, but that didn't happen either, Baldridge told the Post . Yes, this would possibly put the check on a four-month plus delay. "I said to my daughter, 'Can you teach me to tweet, so I can tweet at the president and tell him he's a liar?' " Brooks told The Washington Post . (more...)
Trump admin sought to block undocumented teen from getting abortion Trump admin sought to block undocumented teen from getting abortion
- October 19, 2017

She is believed to be 14 and a half weeks pregnant, and Texas law would only allow her to terminate her pregnancy before 20 weeks. The Trump administration is reportedly keeping a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant living in a government shelter in Brownsville, Texas, from getting an abortion - even though she has a court's permission and the money for the procedure. (more...)
Here's when you'll need to change your license to a REAL ID Here's when you'll need to change your license to a REAL ID
- October 19, 2017

South Carolinians running behind on getting their REAL ID licenses have gained a little more time to come into compliance with the new standards. The waiver granted by the U.S. The state estimates that REAL IDs will be available to the public starting in the first quarter of 2018. Virginia and SC are only two of the 21 states not in compliance that received extensions. (more...)
Firefighter killed in Napa Co. water tender crash identified Firefighter killed in Napa Co. water tender crash identified
- October 19, 2017

Garrett Paiz, 38, was driving the privately owned truck when it crashed through a guardrail and tumbled 20 to 30 feet down a ravine, the Napa County Sheriff-Coroner's Office said in a press release. California Highway Patrol is handling the investigation and Paiz's body was escorted from the scene by Napa Sheriff's deputies, Cal Fire, various law enforcement and National Guard units in the area. (more...)
Executive shares how Medicare Advantage plans can survive, thrive amid regulatory scrutiny
- October 19, 2017

With these plans, members can enjoy all the benefits of original Medicare, as well as prescription drug coverage on most plans along with added benefits and important financial protections. There are special Medicare Guarantee rules which you must abide by. The number of MA plans with prescription drug coverage receiving three and a half stars was 139, while 98 plans earned four stars and 26 earned five stars. (more...)
WH: 'Appalling and Disgusting' for Congresswoman to Politicize Widow's Talk with Trump WH: 'Appalling and Disgusting' for Congresswoman to Politicize Widow's Talk with Trump
- October 19, 2017

Kelly was invited to and attended a 2011 White House breakfast for families of soldiers killed in action. Trump says Wednesday before a meeting at the White House that he "didn't say it at all". The president, she told CNN, is a "sick man" with "no sympathy", while also claiming he did not even know the late soldier's name because he referred to him as "her guy" while speaking with Mrs. (more...)
Mnuchin claims cutting taxes for the wealthy is hard Mnuchin claims cutting taxes for the wealthy is hard
- October 19, 2017

That represents a dramatic reversal from Mnuchin's initial assertions on the subject. This contradicts a statement Mnuchin made in September on CNBC's SquawkBox , when he stated, "Any reductions we have in upper-income taxes will be offset by less deductions so that there will be no absolute tax cut for the upper class ". (more...)
"Tourniquet Killer" Set To Die
- October 19, 2017

He was dubbed the "Tourniquet Killer" for his method of strangling his victims with a handmade cord. If the execution goes ahead, it will be the seventh this year in Texas and the 21st in the United States, one more than the national total in 2016. (more...)
School named after Jefferson Davis to be renamed after Barack Obama School named after Jefferson Davis to be renamed after Barack Obama
- October 19, 2017

A predominately black public school in MS named after Jefferson Davis will have its Confederate tied namesake stripped next year and replaced with the title of another president whose character students, parents and teachers have said is more fitting- Barack Obama . (more...)
Calgary homicide suspect vehicle located in BC, man found deceased inside
- October 18, 2017

As the driver continued to not respond to officers, members of the RCMP emergency response team deployed a noise distraction device just after 6 p.m. device in an attempt to elicit a response. on Sunday. A vehicle matching that description was surrounded by RCMP and the tactical team was called in to assist-but when they checked the auto, a man was discovered dead inside. (more...)
Bill Clinton tries to broker new Northern Ireland deal Bill Clinton tries to broker new Northern Ireland deal
- October 18, 2017

He said that the deadline for an executive to be formed is to pass the week beginning 6 November. He told MPs that for Westminster to set a budget Northern Ireland was "significant and serious". One of those who sits on the executive board is Gerry Adams, who on Wednesday in the Irish parliament accused Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of being behind a "misleading government briefing" to The Irish Times. (more...)

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