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Author: 0 IL lawmakers hear testimony about legal marijuana from Colorado

The poll showed that 65 percent think that marijuana is not as unsafe as other drugs, and 23 percent believe that the legalization of the drug would lead to crime. They also believe marijuana is less unsafe than other substances: 76 percent consider it less risky than tobacco, 70 percent less risky than alcohol, and 67 percent less risky than opiates.

Author: 0 Province making changes to cope with softwood lumber tariffs: BC Premier

Trump tweeted on Tuesday that "we will not stand for this". On Tuesday, Trump's point man on the file explicitly linked individual disputes to the broader negotiation. That, combined with exchange rate differences, made it challenging for US producers to compete, he said. "But we can't get trampled by this guy [Trump]", said Jerry Dias, president of the Unifor union that represents more than 20,000 forestry workers across Canada.

Global News Gov't shutdown, health bill rescue at stake in Congress
Author: 0 Gov't shutdown, health bill rescue at stake in Congress

The request, a last minute demand, had threatened to blow up the negotiations as Democrats said that they would not pass a government funding bill with money for a wall included. House members received little information from leaders on a conference call this past Saturday. President Trump signaled to a gathering of conservative media on Monday that he may be open to a delay in funding for his proposed border wall.

Global News Joc Pederson Placed on DL with Groin Injury, Dodgers Recall Brett Eibner
Author: 0 Joc Pederson Placed on DL with Groin Injury, Dodgers Recall Brett Eibner

Teams have been running lefties at the Dodgers all season. Bellinger was leading the Oklahoma City roster with a.343/.429/.627 slash rate including 5 home runs and 7 stolen bases. The left-handed hitter was a fourth-round pick by L.A.in the 2013 MLB Draft and is the son of former Yankees infielder Clay Bellinger . He hit.207 with a.639 OPS and 20 strikeouts in 58 at-bats.

Global News Something Sketchy Happened the Same Day Ivanka Trump Met with China's President
Author: 0 Something Sketchy Happened the Same Day Ivanka Trump Met with China's President

China will also grant trademark rights to Ivanka Trump in exchange for the opportunity to actually manufacture all of her merchandise and then sell it back to the United States at variable discount rates denominated in renminbi. Even since her father took office, her own fashion brand has continued to look overseas, filing four new trademarks in Canada and the Philippines, according to a New York Times analysis of trademark records.

Global News Wow: Look At How France's Socialist Party Has Evaporated
Author: 0 Wow: Look At How France's Socialist Party Has Evaporated

He will face off with Le Pen, 48-year-old head of the far-right National Front, who won 21.53 percent. 'Tonight, I am no longer the president of the National Front. Le Pen's purging the party's founder (her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen). The polarizing ideas the FN peddles have not changed particularly - after all far-right supporters all over the world love its tall tales of Jewish conspiracies, including here in Greece and not just those who vote for Golden Dawn.

Global News U.S. military begins moving THAAD missile defense to South Korea site
Author: 0 U.S. military begins moving THAAD missile defense to South Korea site

There were fears that North Korea would conduct another nuclear test or long-range missile launch, in defiance of United Nations sanctions during the Tuesday's occasion. The THAAD is being deployed to counter the threat from North Korean missiles, but is strongly opposed by China, which fears it will undermine its own military capabilities.

Author: 0 Venezuela's President Maduro Calls for Talks with Opposition

The steady stream of anti-government marches, which began on April 1, usually begin peacefully but then degenerate into clashes with security forces and even looting at night. Protesters who have filled streets in cities across Venezuela for the past three weeks have demanded that Maduro hold delayed elections and address a growing economic crisis.

Author: 0 Surge in bets for Jeremy Corbyn to be the next prime minister

She said a general election will provide Britain with five years of strong and stable leadership to see the country through its negotiations with the European Union to make sure "we are able to make a success of the European Union referendum result".

Author: 0 Thousands Stage Anzac Day Memorials in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand

Australians and New Zealanders join once again to mark the 102nd anniversary of the Anzac troops' ill-fated landing at Gallipoli during World War I. Australia suffered almost 77,000 casualties on the Western Front in 1917. While many of these children may be too young to know the full extent of why they march today they can be rest assured their ability to march freely today can be attributed to those courageous diggers.

Global News VERIFY: Did majority of the Patriots skip out on White House visit?
Author: 0 VERIFY: Did majority of the Patriots skip out on White House visit?

The team was being congratulated for its Super Bowl victory, but some players said they weren't going because of President Donald Trump. HORSLEY: Trump recalled a campaign rally in New Hampshire on the eve of last year's election where he wanted to read a letter he'd gotten from Bill Belichick in which the Patriots coach called Trump the ultimate competitor and fighter.

Author: 0 Syria still has chemical weapons: USA defence secy

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical weapons, a global watchdog, said sarin or a similar banned toxin was used in the April 4 strike in Syria's Idlib province. Hezbollah fired more than 4,000 rockets on Israeli communities in the 2006 war, while Israel bombarded Hezbollah targets in southern Lebanon. "They have dispersed their aircraft, no doubt".

Global News Lowe's: Beware of Facebook coupon scam
Author: 0 Lowe's: Beware of Facebook coupon scam

Users are asked to click the link and take a survey. Lowe's tells WSOC-TV that the company is not affiliated with the coupon, and that it is a phishing scam aiming to gather customer's personal information. The website Snopes also warned that the scheme is similar to others that pretend to be from Amazon , Costco, Home Depot or Kroger. Have you seen this post pop up on Facebook? It's easy to steal the colors, logos, and header of any other established organization.

Global News French Presidential Candidate Gets Support From Former Rivals
Author: 0 French Presidential Candidate Gets Support From Former Rivals

Emmanuel Macron looks set to inflict a heavy defeat on the far-right Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election , according to a new poll . Jean-Marie Le Pen, who repeatedly has been convicted of crimes based on anti-Semitism and racism, founded the National Front party that his daughter now leads but the two have had strong political disagreements at times.

Author: 0 This is what Trump had to say about Holocaust deniers

President Donald Trump vowed to snuff out anti-Semitism at home and take action when the Jewish people are threatened overseas as he honored victims of the Holocaust on Tuesday. "It was a mistake to do that". Holocaust survivors and officials gathered at the memorial sites of former concentration camps near capital Berlin to remember the liberation of the camps 72 years ago by British soldiers.

Author: 0 Trump's new threat, after lumber tax, on Canadian dairy: 'Watch!'

A nationwide poll shows that 96 percent of voters who cast their ballots for President Donald Trump in the November election would repeat their decision, while at the same time , his approval rating at the 100-day mark is lower than any president's since 1945.

Author: 0 French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen temporarily stepping down as party leader

Since then, though, Mathieu Gallard, a research analyst for Ipsos France , says that French pollsters have succeeded in measuring the true scale of support for the far-right National Front; no easy task. Emmanuel Macronis the frontrunner who gained 24 percent of the vote in the first round of voting on Sunday. "We have come here to protest against the pantomime of this election", one protester told AFP .

Global News Swathes of northern and eastern England wake to dusting of snow
Author: 0 Swathes of northern and eastern England wake to dusting of snow

He said: "What has triggered this is a cold front moving down the United Kingdom and in behind that is a flow of much colder air coming in from the Arctic - known as an Arctic Maritime". Snow in late April was unusual but not rare, he said, pointing out that showers hit parts of Britain on 26 April previous year. Mr Burkill said night-time temperatures continue to be cold but not record-breaking with Redesdale Camp in Northumberland seeing the lowest recorded levels on Monday night at ...

Global News Mosul's strategic old city under full siege
Author: 0 Mosul's strategic old city under full siege

The attack occurred a day after an Iraqi military officer said ISIS militants launched a gas attack in the al-Abar neighborhood in western Mosul. The eastern half of the city is now completely under the control of Iraqi security forces, Rasool said.

Global News Brazil arrests eight after Paraguay cash heist; four dead
Author: 0 Brazil arrests eight after Paraguay cash heist; four dead

They included members of First Capital Command, one of Brazil's most powerful drug gangs, which is based in Sao Paulo and has fought turf battles in Rio de Janeiro and across the country's prisons. A small group was intercepted by Brazilian police about 50 miles from Ciudad del Este, officials said. The target of the raid was Prosegur, a firm specialising in transporting cash.

Global News Venezuelans stage sit-in on roads to protest government
Author: 0 Venezuelans stage sit-in on roads to protest government

In addition, the repression of the protests has caused several deaths and many people injured, which has destabilized a Venezuelan government that has already been asked by more than eleven nations to hold elections to reestablish democratic order as necessary steps to overcome the crisis.

Author: 0 Trump administration to issue new Syria sanctions

The sanctions target people connected with a scientific center involved in research and development of chemical weapons, freezing their financial assets and blocking USA companies form doing business with them. Although the Syrian government maintains that the SSRC is a civilian research center, "its activities focus substantively on the development of biological and chemical weapons", USA officials said.

Global News Russian Federation warns U.S. against unilateral strike on North Korea
Author: 0 Russian Federation warns U.S. against unilateral strike on North Korea

The premier stressed the need... Pence also said that the U.S. would work with its allies and China to exert more economic and diplomatic pressure on the North and increase its military presence in the region. North Korea attempted but failed to launch a ballistic missile on its east coast last Sunday, the latest sign of rising tensions in Asia. USA strikes earlier this month against Syria, coupled with Trump's dispatching of what he called an "armada" of US warships to the Korean ...

Global News EU's Mogherini tells Russian Federation to protect its own citizens' human rights
Author: 0 EU's Mogherini tells Russian Federation to protect its own citizens' human rights

European Union foreign-policy chief Federica Mogherini says that Brussels wants better ties with Russian Federation but can not pretend Moscow did not annex Crimea, and that sanctions will remain in place. In the same interview, when asked whether the worldwide situation today is simpler or more difficult than it was during the Cold War, Lavrov answered categorically: global relations are harder today.

Author: 0 S Koreans clash with Police as USA installs THAAD Missile system

South Korea's military said Tuesday that North Korea held major live-fire drills in an area around its eastern coastal town of Wonsan as it marked the anniversary of the founding of its military. President Bill Clinton secretly drew up plans for an airstrike against a North Korean nuclear facility at Yongbyon. Trump has indicated he is willing to ramp up U.S.

Author: 0 Canadian PM responds to lumber tariffs imposed by the US

In what could prelude a trade war between the two countries, the US has imposed heavy tariffs (up to 24%) on Canadian lumber imports. Later in the day, the White House said Trump and Trudeau talked by phone a few hours after the president's comments and had "a very amicable call".

Global News Venezuela's chief prosecutor decries violence as crisis continues
Author: 0 Venezuela's chief prosecutor decries violence as crisis continues

Another 54-year-old man was shot dead in the chest during a protest in the western agricultural state of Barinas, the state prosecutor's office added without specifying the circumstances. "Let me tell them straight: we're not going, Nicolas [Maduro] is not going". Maduro, the heir of the leftist "Bolivarian revolution" launched by the late Hugo Chavez in 1999, says the shortages and the protests are part of a US-backed plot to topple him.

Author: 0 Benitez unsure of his Toon future after promotion

Rafael Benitez refused to ensure his future at Newcastle United as he reminded the team strengthening will be desired on their go back to the Premier League . And remember, this is basically the same team which was horrific a year ago in the Premier League . In the end 88 points you can't argue, some games were better than others but we are there.

Author: 0 Moving beyond China and Mexico, Trump targets Canada trade

US President Donald Trump's plan to impose new tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber is an unjust and harsh measure, the Canadian government said in a press release on Tuesday. Federal ministers have been fanning across the country, meeting Americans who benefit from cross-border trade. The three separate trade fights over softwood lumber, steel and dairy underline the risks that Mr Trump still poses to worldwide trade.

Global News Benteke's brace gives giant-killer, Palace 2-1 win over former club
Author: 0 Benteke's brace gives giant-killer, Palace 2-1 win over former club

Arsenal seems likely to miss out on a top-four finish in the Premier League for the first time in 21 seasons under Wenger but winning a third FA Cup in four years could well persuade him to defy his critics and sign a new contract. " Four wins has to be the target", Can added. "We have got to go again and it is still in our hands". "We were very happy, obviously. They play a very narrow front three and when a team comes to do a job against them they find that very hard", he said.

Author: 0 Trump Rejects Waiver Allowing Exxon To Drill In Russia

The venture was frozen in 2014 after the Obama administration placed sanctions on Rosneft and its chief executive officer, Igor Sechin, in retaliation for Russia's annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine. Tillerson retired as Exxon CEO at the end of a year ago. Rosneft officials have said that their joint venture with Italy's Eni S.p.A. plans to begin drilling this year in the Black Sea next to the area where Exxon hoped to drill.

Author: 0 Senate set to confirm Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

Lawmakers voted 87 to 11 in favor of Perdue, who takes office as the agricultural community grapples with the key issues of trade and immigration. The nominee's cousin, Sen. Sen. David Perdue abstained since he is Gov. "We look forward to working with Secretary Perdue and his capable team as they "hit the ground running" in addressing pending, current and future issues important to USA agriculture", Gordon said.

Author: 0 Every US Senator summoned to White House for top-level North Korea briefing

USA officials have expressed mounting concern over North Korea's nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the United States and its Asian allies. The vessel was actually sailing in the opposite direction, but the United States claims prompted North Korea to vow retribution nonetheless. For years, American presidents decided that each incremental improvement in the North's programme - another nuclear test, a new variant of a missile - was worrisome but not worth a confrontation ...

Author: 0 May's Conservatives on course for sweeping British election victory

Britain's Theresa May appeared on course to win a crushing election victory in June after opinion polls put support for her ruling Conservative party at around 50 percent, double that of the opposition Labour party. TV debates don't have a long history in British politics, but were a feature of the last two elections, in 2010 and 2015. When pressed on what the election was about, she said: "This election is about preventing the Tories (Conservatives) from getting such an overwhelming ...

Global News Trump ladies: Melania and Ivanka have a 'frosty' relationship
Author: 0 Trump ladies: Melania and Ivanka have a 'frosty' relationship

Peretz described an unnamed source's visit with the pre-presidential business mogul and his then-pregnant wife. A visitor to one of Trump's homes, late into Melania's pregnancy, recalls him remarking that he agreed to the baby on the condition that Melania would get her body back.