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More Americans Than Ever Support Marijuana Legalization More Americans Than Ever Support Marijuana Legalization
- May 01, 2017

The belief pot should be legal has increased each year we've measured it since 2013, with the turning point to majority support coming in 2014. The state also levies a 2.9 percent sales tax on recreational marijuana buyers. The city of North Bonneville, Washington, opened the Cannabis Corner in 2015. As it is in Colorado, marijuana tax revenue would be earmarked for public schools and substance abuse prevention and treatment, under the bills proposed by Cassidy and Steans. (more...)
Le Pen Vows To End ALL Immigration To France
- May 01, 2017

The far-right wing Le Pen, and the far-left wing Jean-Luc Melenchon are the focuses of the election due to their extreme political stances, and Jean-Luc Melenchon is the only candidate among the four whose share of vote saw an increase recently. (more...)
Poll Finds Most Voters Trust Trump Over Media Poll Finds Most Voters Trust Trump Over Media
- May 01, 2017

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order directing the Commerce Department and the US trade representative to conduct a study of usa trade agreements. His tax plan, hastily unveiled this past week in hopes of burnishing his first 100 days with a success story, has been savaged as a multi-billion-dollar giveaway to the wealthy and a plan that will send the national debt soaring. (more...)
Syria: Explosion rocks Damascus airport Syria: Explosion rocks Damascus airport
- May 01, 2017

A Lebanese TV channel, al-Manar, said the blast was "probably" caused by an Israeli airstrike. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said that Israel would not let Iran or the Lebanese group Hezbollah build up forces on the Golan Heights near Israel's northern border. (more...)
'Facebook Killer' Steve Stephens found dead after police pursuit 'Facebook Killer' Steve Stephens found dead after police pursuit
- May 01, 2017

A McDonald's employee recognized him and told Stephens the fries were not ready in order to stall for time as another employee called 911. Responding troopers spotted Stephens leaving the restaurant in Erie and went after him, bumping his auto to try to get it to stop, authorities said. (more...)
Le Pen tries to court French environmentalists
- May 01, 2017

Amid worries about rising nationalism, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is visiting the Holocaust Memorial in Paris with a somber message: never again. Without wasting a minute, Marine Le Pen duly upped her rhetoric on immigration and Muslims. Le Pen, who has promised France a referendum on quitting the European Union, said she and Dupont-Aignan, 56, would "build a national unity government that will bring together people chosen for their skills and their love of France". (more...)
Hollande urges French: vote Macron for sake of France and Europe Hollande urges French: vote Macron for sake of France and Europe
- May 01, 2017

Dupont-Aignan got almost 1.7 million votes in the April 23 first-round ballot - 4.7 percent of the total. "We will form a government of national unity that brings together people chosen for their competence and their love of France", Le Pen said, as quoted by Reuters . (more...)
President Trump Is 'Absolutely' Considering Breaking Up the Ninth Circuit Court
- May 01, 2017

The most recent ruling against Trump, in which Judge William Orrick issued an injunction blocking his executive order targeting so-called sanctuary cities, didn't occur in the 9th Circuit . So the left is emboldened, and is crowing - and no doubt planning more upheavals of America's already fragmented system of law and order. For perspective: Nationwide, the Supreme Court reversed about 70 percent of cases it chose to take up between 2010 and 2015, according to PolitiFact . (more...)
Exit polls project a clean sweep for BJP Exit polls project a clean sweep for BJP
- May 01, 2017

The civic polls came after AAP's plan to expand its base beyond Delhi in the recent assembly elections failed. It said that in all three municipal corporations, the BJP got the support of around 50 per cent voters while the Congress and the AAP share was only 19.1 per cent and 18.6 per cent respectively. (more...)
Late-night clashes claim at least 12 in Venezuelan unrest
- May 01, 2017

Liang-Ming Mora (43), a resident of El Valle , described watching from the window of her high-rise apartment as her neighbours threw objects at national guardsmen, and residents of a nearby area descended onto the streets, burning tires and looting stores. (more...)
Syria And Israel's Rocky Relationship Might've Just Gotten Worse Syria And Israel's Rocky Relationship Might've Just Gotten Worse
- May 01, 2017

The country's minister of intelligence did not comment directly on the apparent missile strike, but said: "The incident in Syria corresponds completely with Israel's policy to act to prevent Iran's smuggling of advanced weapons via Syria to Hezbollah". (more...)
AIADMK forms committee to talk on merger AIADMK forms committee to talk on merger
- May 01, 2017

Last month, the Election Commission had frozen the "two leaves" symbol of the AIADMK ahead of the 12 April R.K. Nagar assembly seat by-poll, necessitated by Jayalalithaa's death. He said that he had sent a petition to the Election Commission to declare Sasikala's appointment as AIADMK general secretary "illegal". He said that the ministers took the decision due to some fear or the other, but did not elaborate on the same. (more...)
Trump Has Hard Time With Trump Has Hard Time With "Buy American, Hire American"
- May 01, 2017

PRESIDENT Donald Trump signed an executive order this week that may affect the H-1B visa system, a non-immigrant visa program that allows USA employers to hire foreign workers on a temporary basis. Called the "Buy American, hire American executive order", it mandates government agencies to review and change rules that come in the way of "Buy American" policies, a campaign promise to re-energise manufacturing. (more...)
Good Friday marked with solemn church services Good Friday marked with solemn church services
- May 01, 2017

This year's holiday also fell on the same date for both Western and Eastern Christians, an irregular occurrence since they follow different calendars. They gave testimony to how they saw the Lord. However, as I noted last week, it is nearly impossible not to also reflect on the rhythm of the Church year at the same time. (more...)
Voting BJP to power will throw lives of children in jeopardy: Kejriwal Voting BJP to power will throw lives of children in jeopardy: Kejriwal
- May 01, 2017

Nearly half of Delhi's 13.2 million voters stayed away from polling, as the city recorded a turnout of of 53 per cent. The India Today poll forecast that the BJP would win 78-84 seats in the 104-member North corporation, 79-85 in the 104-member South and 45-51 of the East's 64. (more...)
The Second Scottish Referendum on Independence is Closer than You Think The Second Scottish Referendum on Independence is Closer than You Think
- May 01, 2017

With a general election now called for June 8, both Theresa May and Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green have refused to confirm if they will keep the triple lock, which ensures the state pension rises in line with average earnings, inflation or 2.5% - whichever is the highest. (more...)
AIADMK TTV Dinakaran Arrested AIADMK TTV Dinakaran Arrested
- May 01, 2017

Sasikala is serving a four-year jail term in Bengaluru in a disproportionate assets case. Dhinakaran told the police during interrogation that the middleman had posed as a judge and assured him that he would file a review petition on behalf of Sasikala. (more...)
South China Sea remains a concern South China Sea remains a concern
- May 01, 2017

The Philippines was host of the 30th Asean Summit from April 26 to 29 in Manila . China embassy officials in Manila could not be reached and China's foreign ministry did not immediately respond to request for comment. "It's important ... because of the complex developments in the South China Sea , especially the reclamation and militarisation activities and all those unilateral actions", Minh told Reuters in an interview. (more...)
Venezuela's opposition seeks to keep pressure on Maduro
- May 01, 2017

The huge demonstration included thousands of government opponents who assembled and marched from 26 separate spots around the capital to the Libertador district. The court partly backtracked after an worldwide outcry, but the tension only increased when authorities slapped a political ban on opposition leader Henrique Capriles on April 7. (more...)
Venezuelans march in memory of those killed during protests
- May 01, 2017

Thousands of Venezuelans dressed in white are marching in a silent protest paying homage to the at least 20 people killed in unrest generated after the nation's Supreme Court stripped congress of its last powers, a decision it later reversed. (more...)