Sessions Ending Obama-Era Policy That Ushered In Legal Weed

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding an Obama-era policy that helped states legalize recreational marijuana, throwing a wet blanket on the fledgling industry during what could have been a celebratory week. The Justice Department will reverse the so-called Cole and Ogden memos that set out guardrails for federal prosecution of cannabis and allowed legalized marijuana to […]

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Trump Says Bannon Lost His Mind After Leaving White House

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President Donald Trump denounced his former top strategist, Steve Bannon, on Wednesday in a dramatic break from the man considered an architect of Trump’s populist campaign. “When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind,” Trump said in a statement issued after the publication of excerpts of a new book […]

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Alabama Sheriffs Filled Their Wallets by Starving Prisoners

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Alabama law lets food funds, Alabamas sheriffs remain tight-lipped. So the two civil rights groups are suing the 49 sheriffs to find out where detainees dinner money is going. In most counties, money comes in on a per-inmate, per-day basis, Aaron Littman, a staff attorney at the SCHR told The Daily Beast. In most cases, […]

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A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America

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The UNs Philip Alston is an expert on deprivation and he wants to know why 41m Americans are living in poverty. The Guardian joined him on a special two-week mission into the dark heart of the worlds richest nation Los Angeles, California, 5 December You got a choice to make, man. You could go straight […]

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Ban Kneeling Pro Athletes, Trump Repeats After Curry Slam

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President Donald Trump, a one-time football team owner, is ratcheting up his rhetoric against professional sports and some of their stars — and at least one league and some athletes are giving it back to him. Hours after profanely criticizing NFL players who protest police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem, Trump took to Twitter […]

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