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Auditor general says regulating marijuana could add $200 million to Pennsylvania's budget

Auditor general says regulating marijuana could add $200 million to Pennsylvania's budget

DePasquale said Philadelphia's decriminalization of possession of a small amount of marijuana dropped marijuana-related arrests in the city from 2,843 in 2014 to 969 in 2016, which was estimated to save more than $4 million. "There's still a whole conversation about what's appropriate, if it's a gateway drug", Schweyer said. Now on the Appropriations Committee, Martin said he doesn't think it's a wise decision to pursue regulating recreational marijuana for financial reasons. Read More

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Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday

Kentucky, however, does honor the Daylight Savings Time system. The need for Daylight Savings Time has been debated ever since laws regulating the practice first went into place. It's time to spring forward. Most of the country will lose an hour of its weekend and some sleep, and whether you agree with the idea or not, it's been around for a long time. Read More

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Betting reaction to Sunday in the Premier League

Betting reaction to Sunday in the Premier League

Conte has worked wonders at Chelsea this season, taking them to the top of the league and looking big favourites to go on and win it, but Lampard feels his tactical system isn't perfectly set up for him. If you're a City fan watching at home or going home from this game today, I'd be thinking: 'This is so exciting'. [Keane] may not be in everyone's Team of the Year. Read More

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Cowboys joining pursuit of WR Kenny Britt

Cowboys joining pursuit of WR Kenny Britt

It's going to be fascinating to see what kind of contract the big-play receiver hauls in when free agency is all said and done. The Philadelphia Eagles have also been named as a potential landing spot for the 28-year-old wideout. Like numerous wideouts that have worked with new Eagles receivers coach Mike Groh , Britt had his best season under his tutelage. Despite Britt's long National Football League tenure (comparatively speaking), he is still only 28 years old (he'll turn 29 in September). Read More

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Millennials are ruining America's sex life

Millennials are ruining America's sex life

The new numbers show a turn-around in which groups enjoy the most sex: Married people no longer have an advantage in that department, said Jean M. Twenge, the study's lead author and professor of psychology at San Diego State University. "People's minds are occupied with things other than the physical connection, and that has increased in modern life, and especially from the 80s and 90s and forward". Read More

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Day care worker charged, video shows child pushed down steps

Day care worker charged, video shows child pushed down steps

The unnamed girl was pushed so hard that her tiny body did not even touch the stairs before crashing onto a lower landing. Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said it was "every parent's worst nightmare". The workers immediately confronted Gable and called police, investigators said. Her alleged victim suffered a knee injury after the fall last Friday, but was back at the centre the following week, CBS reported. Read More

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Alleged chemical weapon attack in Iraq would be a war crime

Alleged chemical weapon attack in Iraq would be a war crime

On September 20, ISIS used chemical weapons against US troops at the Qayyarah base, marking the first recorded chemical attack on the United States since the Islamic State's rise in Iraq in 2014. The attacks caused painful burns to at least seven people that were consistent with exposure to a mustard agent also known as a "vesicant", or blister agent, a chemical weapons expert told Human Rights Watch. Read More

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Two dead in NSW highway head-on crash

Two dead in NSW highway head-on crash

The Hume Highway southbound is closed while emergency services deal with the situation. However, the boy died several hours later. The seven-year-old boy died on arrival at Liverpool Hospital while the seven-year-old girl is in a critical condition at the Children's Hospital, Westmead. Read More

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A beer-themed hotel is coming to Ohio

A beer-themed hotel is coming to Ohio

The DogHouse will also serve three-course breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, all infused and paired with artisanal craft beers. BrewDog did attempt to open a hotel near its brewery in Aberdeenshire - and it hopes it will be able to one day - yet it turned to crowdfunding site Indiegogo to raise the funds to make The DogHouse a reality. Read More

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European Union foreign ministers approve military training headquarters

European Union foreign ministers approve military training headquarters

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said that member states were committed to moving closer to a final decision on the establishment of such a structure soon. Ministers were at pains to avoid calling the command center, known as the military planning and conduct capacity, a "headquarters" as despite French, Italian and German support, deeper European military coordination remains sensitive for governments facing populist, anti-EU parties. Read More

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Another Indian falls victim to suspected hate crime in US

Another Indian falls victim to suspected hate crime in US

A 43-year-old Indian-origin store owner, Harnish Patel was shot dead outside his home in Lancaster County, South Carolina on March 2. His assailants are yet to be identified. "When our "so-called" leaders attempt to govern from an angle of xenophobia, these sentiments embolden deadly violence against our communities", said Suman Raghunathan, executive director of the organization in a press release . Read More

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Torrey Smith to be released, become free agent

It also looks like he has reported his first big story, unfortunately, it revolves around the release of a former teammate and one of the most beloved players in the National Football League today. The 49ers were $90.6 million under the salary cap before the move to release Smith. Personally, it seems as though the Giants have other problems to solve before looking at adding a wide receiver, but Smith would still be an interesting option moving forward (depending on his market value). Read More

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Sangli female foeticide: Maharashtra government launches probe

Sangli female foeticide: Maharashtra government launches probe

Female foeticide is occurring in the scale of a genocide in India". It is the latest in a string of similar cases which have come to light in past years after eight female foetuses were found in a plastic bag in Indore city in 2012. Dwindling numbers of Indian girls, caused by the illegal abortion of millions of babies, has reached "emergency proportions", fuelling an increase in crimes such as kidnapping and trafficking, the United Nations has said. Read More

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AIIMS submits Jayalalithaa's medical report to Tamil Nadu government

AIIMS submits Jayalalithaa's medical report to Tamil Nadu government

She was also in respiratory distress. According to Radhakrishnan, while in hospital, Jayalalithaa responded well to the multi-disciplinary care in the Critical Care Unit. On 4th December morning, Jayalalithaa was placed back on a tracheotomy mask to ensure an oxygen saturation level of 98-100 per cent. At the Tamil Nadu government's request for expert medical advice, the institute had deployed a team of senior specialists to visit Chennai five times between October 5 and December 6, 2016 ... Read More

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United States psychologists claim social media 'increases loneliness'

United States psychologists claim social media 'increases loneliness'

The study found this out by monitoring people who used social media for two or more hours per day and comparing their feelings of isolation against those who used it for half an hour or less per day. This study can't nail down causation, but Primack said the results shouldn't be interpreted to mean that we should ditch our social media accounts, but there's a lot to dig into to see how to use them better. Read More

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Elbows, cleats fly in Man U's 1-1 draw with Bournemouth

Elbows, cleats fly in Man U's 1-1 draw with Bournemouth

The flow of chances quelled after the opener and Bournemouth levelled six minutes before the break - King crashing in a penalty in front of the Stretford End after Phil Jones clumsily felled Marc Pugh. Ibrahimovic took a similar tone with regards to the elbow. "We had a great chance to get into the top four but we didn't". After the highs of defeating one south coast opposition last weekend to obtain silverware, the sinking feeling of a 1-1 draw at home to alternate opposition from the ... Read More

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North Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles Close to Japan

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles Close to Japan

Seoul and Washington launched the annual Foal Eagle exercises last week, with the North's military warning a day later of "merciless nuclear counter-action" against enemy forces. The firings are believed to be retaliation to annual US and South Korean military exercises which began on March 1. Following the launch, South Korea's national security council was set to meet. Read More

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Pollution kills 1.7 million children every year says World Health Organisation

Pollution kills 1.7 million children every year says World Health Organisation

Of the 11 to 14 percent of children five years and older who report asthma symptoms, 44 percent of those are related to exposure to a polluted environment. While most of these child deaths occur in developing countries, Maria Neira, WHO Director, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health told VOA that air pollution was a big leveler between rich and poor countries. Read More

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Facebook Launches City Guides With Booking for Hotels and Restaurants

Facebook Launches City Guides With Booking for Hotels and Restaurants

The feature was reportedly released to limited customers back in December. This makes dates and get-togethers a lot easier to plan. Facebook is starting to introduce a new functionality to its mobile application: the city guide . Each item has a bookmark icon to the right, which lets you save the place to a list of favorites. You can access these items in the "Saved" section that you'll see at the top of the city's page. Read More

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Ruth Davidson: SNP's record on education is 'mark of shame'

Ruth Davidson: SNP's record on education is 'mark of shame'

With Britain's Brexit negotiations set to dominate the political agenda for at least the next two years, Mrs May is trying to avert another referendum after Scots voted to remain in the United Kingdom in 2014. She said: "As we bring powers and control back to the United Kingdom, we must ensure that right powers sit at the right level to ensure our United Kingdom can operate effectively and in the interests of all of its citizens, including people in Scotland". Read More

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Iraqi forces advance as thousands flee western Mosul

Iraqi forces advance as thousands flee western Mosul

Authorities in Iraq said 14,000 people fled western Mosul in a single day on March 2, as fighting continued in the city's southwest, according to Al Jazeera . Iraqi forces first retook Mosul airport and the sprawling Ghazlani military base next to it, but are still struggling to secure a strip of the city's southwestern neighborhoods where dense clusters of houses and thousands of civilians are frustrating the fight. Read More

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Advocating for quality health care

Advocating for quality health care

Greg Walden told Republican activists Saturday that he's close to producing a bill that will serve as his party's chief vehicle for replacing the Affordable Care Act. Republicans are trying to destroy the health care reform law so that they never even have to pass a repeal bill. However, people were concerned that removing it completely might leave them without any healthcare option. Read More

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