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The wild west of weed: will legalisation work for Canada?

Canadas current green rush makes Amsterdams coffeeshops look restrained but Justin Trudeau hopes to tame it by making recreational cannabis legal Opposite a bleak government building in suburban Ottawa, Canada, a barebones cannabis clinic with just a cash register, jewellers scales and a glass counter is doing a brisk trade. Pirate! Muslim! Gangster! Yes! We […]

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George Michael: Private funeral for singer – BBC News

Obituary: George Michael Image copyright Reuters Image caption George Michael performing at Wembley in 2007 Michael – whose full name was Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou – first came to fame in the 1980s as a member of Wham! alongside Andrew Ridgeley. The pair’s pop hits won them thousands of fans before Michael found solo success with […]

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SelfScore grants access to credit for students without Social Security numbers

SelfScore will provide access to credit to international students without social security numbers.Image: Shutterstock SelfScore launched its first product last summer with relatively little fanfare: a credit card for international students. On Tuesday, it launched a new card with a much higher spending limit in a very different political climate. Its credit cards serve international […]

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Late-night TV roasts Trump on climate: he ‘surrendered Florida to the ocean’

Comics including Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers discussed the executive order rolling black environmental protection and further Russian connections Late-night hosts on Tuesday decided to focus on Trumps latest decision to remove many of Obamas environmental regulations and further revelations about possible Russian connections. On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert spoke about the most recent […]

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‘Climate change is real’: companies challenge Trump’s reversal of policy

Mars Inc, Staples, The Gap and others speak out against Trumps sweeping executive order that begins to dismantle Obamas Clean Power Plan In 2015, when Barack Obama signed the nations clean power plan, more than 300 companies came out in support, calling the guidelines critical for moving our country toward a clean energy economy. Now, […]

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Amal Clooney calls for collection of evidence of Isis atrocities

Human rights lawyer stresses importance of safeguarding evidence of massacres, gang rapes and slave markets to ensure Islamic State is held to account Evidence of Islamic State atrocities needs to be collected urgently to ensure it is not lost and that those responsible for the worst crimes of our generation eventually face justice, the human […]

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Palestinian woman shot dead trying to stab Israeli police, officials say

Woman said to be mother of man killed by Israeli police last year was reportedly trying to stab officers with scissors when she was shot A Palestinian woman said to be the mother of a man killed last year attempted to stab Israeli police officers with scissors at the entrance to Jerusalems Old City on […]

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