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Recreational Pot Shops Now Open For Business In Massachusetts

14 min 14 sec ago

Two marijuana dispensaries opened their doors to customers 21 and older on Tuesday. The mayor of Northampton, Mass., was the first in line at one store, calling it a "historic day."

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Advocates Fight 'Culture of Secrecy' In Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico

14 min 33 sec ago

Puerto Rico's governor pledged to run a transparent recovery process. But as billions of dollars are on its way, many say there are indications that transparency may not be a top priority.

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Why Prince Charles Said 'God Don Butta My Bread!' In Nigeria

45 min 59 sec ago

This month, he visited Lagos and greeted the crowd with a few phrases in pidgin English. What was the local reaction?

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Trump Says U.S. Will Remain 'Steadfast Partner' Of Saudis, Despite Khashoggi Killing

1 hour 25 min ago

President Trump says his administration will continue to stand by Saudi Arabia, despite reports that the CIA believes the Saudi crown prince approved the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Italy Wants Rescue Ship Seized, Accuses Doctors Without Borders Of Illegal Dumping

1 hour 31 min ago

Doctors Without Borders, which operates the Aquarius, "strongly condemns" the request and says allegations of improperly disposed medical and other waste are "unfounded and sinister."

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Democrats Demolish The 'Orange Curtain' In Orange County

1 hour 36 min ago

There will be no Republican members of congress from Orange County, California. It is a stunning turn for a county that was once the heart of the state's GOP.

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Storm Clouds On The Horizon Promise Wildfire Relief — And Stir New Fears

2 hours 22 min ago

Rain is in the forecast for California regions decimated by the Camp and Woolsey fires. That's a boon for firefighters, but it also complicates matters for evacuees and raises the threat of mudslides.

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One Tiny Owl: Otherworldly Photos From California's Woolsey Fire

2 hours 29 min ago

The Los Angeles Times' Wally Skalij discusses how he made the often surreal images, and how covering wars in Iraq and Kosovo prepared him to cover mass shootings and other tragedies in the U.S.

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How Do Wishes Granted To Very Sick Kids Affect Their Health?

2 hours 50 min ago

Although researchers acknowledge many factors could be at play, a recent study suggests that seriously ill children who had once-in-a-lifetime wishes fulfilled also incurred lower health care costs.

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President Trump Prepares To Spare Two Thanksgiving Turkeys

2 hours 54 min ago

The two hefty toms, named "Peas" and "Carrots," will star in the White House turkey pardon, one of the odder White House holiday traditions.

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Dems: The Acting Attorney General Can't Continue In His Job. DOJ: Yes, He Can

3 hours 15 min ago

Critics are continuing to put pressure on Matthew Whitaker after he was named as temporary replacement for Jeff Sessions. The Justice Department says the law is clear: He can stay.

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Cyril Pahinui, Crown Prince Of Hawaiian Slack-Key Guitar, Dies At 68

3 hours 32 min ago

Pahinui, who succumbed to health complications possibly caused by exposure to Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam, was drawn at a young age to the backyard sessions his father regularly held.

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Turkey And Tamales: People Of Color Share Their Multicultural Thanksgivings

4 hours 43 min ago

For many immigrant families, Thanksgiving is a time to take part in an American tradition, but it's also a great excuse to gather and eat the foods of their culture with friends and family.

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Former Ohio Judge Who Got 9 Months After Assaulting Wife Is Arrested In Her Killing

6 hours 33 min ago

Lance Mason, a former Cleveland judge who also served in the Ohio legislature and worked in the office of the mayor of Cleveland, has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of his wife.

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Work After #MeToo: A Restaurant Company Tries To Change Its Culture

9 hours 38 min ago

It's been a year since sexual harassment allegations toppled celebrity chef John Besh. His restaurant group, now led by a woman, has been trying to change a toxic workplace one policy at a time.

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Florida's Recount Is Over, But Worries About A 2020 Election 'Meltdown' Persist

9 hours 43 min ago

Florida's recount process was marred by accusations of incompetence, antiquated voting technology and even a ballot design issue that some Democrats believe cost them a Senate seat.

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Stacey Abrams Says She Was Almost Blocked From Voting In Georgia Election

9 hours 43 min ago

Democrat Stacey Abrams isn't backing down from her fight against what she calls voter suppression tactics and election mismanagement after losing the Georgia governor's race.

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Federal Court Blocks Trump Administration's Asylum Ban

10 hours 24 min ago

A U.S. district court ruled that President Trump proclamation banning anyone seeking asylum from entering the U.S. without crossing a port of entry violates existing law.

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Ivanka Trump Reportedly Used Personal Email Account For Official White House Business

10 hours 54 min ago

The president's daughter reportedly used the account to discuss government policies and official business. Her lawyer's spokesperson denies she transmitted classified information.

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Swastika Defaces Duke University Mural Honoring Synagogue Shooting Victims

11 hours 33 min ago

The Nazi symbol was spray-painted over a Star of David on a campus memorial to the 11 people killed last month at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pennsylvania.

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