The midterms minute: Democrats have more money than they can spend

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In todays politics news: Democrats have too much money; Republicans are echoing Democratic messaging; and Alabama has another Roy Moore-style race Good evening, Im Ben Jacobs with the latest from Washington and beyond. If youre not already receiving the midterms minute by email, Sign up for the latest on the US midterm elections Democrats have […]

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Elon Musk says ‘Teslaquila’ is ‘coming soon’ as Tesla files trademark

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Billionaire tweets visual approximation of bottle as company applies to use the name for tequila branded after the electric cars Elon Musk is hitting the bottle well, probably. Tesla has trademarked Teslaquila, a tequila branded after his electric car company. The product started as an April Fools joke when Musk claimed Tesla was going bankrupt […]

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Floridians after Michael: ‘The trailer didn’t blow away it’s got a tree on it’

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The inland Panhandle town of Marianna seemed like a safe haven until Hurricane Michael turned it upside down Brenda and Clint Canterbury moved to Marianna from south Florida after dealing with the Hurricane Irma last year. They figured a spot further inland would protect them from the hassles of evacuation, boarding up windows and clearing […]

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Cannabis capitalism: who is making money in the marijuana industry?

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Marginalized groups that championed legalization struggle to compete with corporate refugees jumping on the bandwagon Two hours north of San Francisco, in Mendocino county, orderly roadside vineyards give way to the rugged forests and misty coast of the Emerald Triangle, Americas most celebrated marijuana growing region. In June, more than 300 cannabis industry insiders gathered […]

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Their children were killed by an opioid user. They changed the entire system

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After Carmen and Bob Pack discovered the driver who hit their children had opioid pill prescriptions from six doctors, they sought to fix Californias drug-monitoring database Northern California was enjoying an Indian summer in late October 2003 when Carmen Pack set off with her two young children to find ice cream. Seven-year-old Alana was riding […]

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Whole Foods v vegans: Berkeley store gets restraining order against activists

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The order is the latest in a tense standoff with an animal rights group that has staged protests at the store for several years For a full week, a big black banner was posted from a sidewalk in Berkeley, California. OCCUPY WHOLE FOODS, it declared in large, white block letters. But the protesters who created […]

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Twitter and Salesforce CEOs bicker over who is helping the homeless more

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How much have you given Marc Benioff asked Jack Dorsey as the two sparred over proposed tax to assist those on the streets The CEOs of two of the worlds most prominent tech companies got into an online spat on Friday over who was doing the most to address homelessness. The Salesforce CEO, Marc Benioff, […]

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