Mike W. McGee

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Trump puts the brakes on new Russian sanctions, reversing Haley’s announcement

President Trump on Monday put the brakes on a preliminary plan to impose additional economic sanctions on Russia, walking back a Sunday announcement by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley that the Kremlin had swiftly denounced as “international economic raiding.”<p>Preparations to punish …

Russia

New push in UN to end Syria's chemical weapons following strikes

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States, the United Kingdom and France are pushing for an "irreversible" end to Syria's chemical weapons program, amid furious recriminations from Russia over the effectiveness and legality of a wave of US-led missile strikes on Syrian targets.<p>UN diplomats shared with CNN a new …

Middle East

Donald Trump praises Syria strikes and declares: 'Mission accomplished'

US president thanks London and Paris for their ‘wisdom and power’ while Russia loses UN vote to condemn airstrikes<p>• Strikes on Syria: what we know so far<p>• Strikes on Syria: latest updates<p>Donald Trump hailed the strikes carried out against Syria by the US, UK and France as “perfectly executed” on …

Middle East

Trump administration abandons crackdown on legal marijuana

The Trump administration is abandoning a Justice Department threat to crack down on recreational marijuana in states where it is legal, a move that could enable cannabis businesses in California and other states that have legalized pot to operate without fear of federal raids and …

Cannabis

McConnell backs bill to ease up on hemp cultivation

Mitch McConnell will introduce legislation to allow states to regulate their own hemp industries, a move that could be a boon to the Senate majority leader should he pursue reelection in 2020.<p>The Kentucky senator announced on Monday he will pursue a bill that would make states the primary …

Cannabis

Employers In Maine Can No Longer Test For Cannabis Use

Maine has become the first state to protect employees from anti-cannabis discrimination. Cannabis is no longer on Maine Department of Labor's list of …

Cannabis

Home Depot Now Selling American Cannabis Company Products Online

The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) has planted a partnership seed with the cannabis industry. The Atlanta-based retail giant joined Walmart Inc. (NYSE: …

Home Depot

Musk deletes Facebook pages of Tesla, SpaceX after challenged on Twitter

(Reuters) - Verified Facebook pages of Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX and electric carmaker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) disappeared on Friday, minutes after the Silicon Valley billionaire promised on Twitter to take down the pages when challenged by users.<p>"Delete SpaceX page on Facebook if you're the …

Elon Musk

Colored Pigments and Complex Tools Suggest Humans Were Trading 100,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Believed

<i>What the heck are these?</i> thought Rick Potts. The Smithsonian paleoanthropologist was looking at a small, round, charcoal-colored lump. The stubby …

3 Surprising States That May Legalize Medical Marijuana This Year

These traditionally conservative states could become the 30th, 31st, and 32nd to legalize medicinal cannabis in 2018.<p>When talking about the …

The Coming Decline of the Employment Drug Test

Employers are struggling to hire workers in the tightening U.S. job market. Marijuana is now legal in nine states and Washington, D.C., meaning more …

Cannabis

Hard-Line Supporter of Israel Offers to Pay for U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

WASHINGTON — Sheldon G. Adelson, one of the most hawkish supporters of Israel among American Jews, has offered to help fund the construction of a new American Embassy in Jerusalem, according to the State Department, which on Friday said it was reviewing whether it could legally accept the …

Israel

This Is How Much Weed Costs in 120 Cities Across the World

We built a map with data from the 2018 Cannabis Price Index, a study that condenses data collected by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and other research.<p><b>This article originally appeared on VICE Colombia. Leer en Español.</b><p>The travel itinerary of a dedicated pot smoker is never …

Cannabis

Ripple, Litecoin, And Bitcoin Lead Cryptocurrency Turnaround As Equities Sell Off

Cryptocurrency markets staged a big comeback in the last twenty-four hours as equity markets continued to sell off around the globe.<p>Ripple, Litecoin, and Bitcoin led the comeback, gaining 19.57%, 5.58%, and 3.87% respectively—see table 1.<p><b>Table 1</b><p><b>24-Day Price Change For Major Cryptocurrencies</b><p>Source: …

Cryptocurrency
Antitrust Laws

Dow surges at the finish in a week of heavy losses

U.S. stock markets seesawed again Friday, capping a head-spinning week that wiped out as much as $3 trillion in U.S. stock market value as investors fled from equity funds.<p>The Dow Jones industrial average saw a more-than 1,000-point swing, or about 4.2 percent, on Friday, in one of the market’s …

Stock Markets

Israel strikes Syria, downs Iranian drone, as F-16 crashes

JERUSALEM (AP) — In its most serious engagement in neighboring Syria since fighting there began in 2011, Israel shot down an infiltrating Iranian drone Saturday and struck Iranian targets deep in Syria before one of its own jets was downed.<p>The sudden escalation offers what could be a harbinger of …

Middle East

Kim Jong-un Invites South Korean Leader to North for Summit Meeting

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s reclusive leader, Kim Jong-un, extended an extremely rare invitation to a foreign head of state on Saturday, using the diplomatic opening created by the Olympics in South Korea to ask its leader, President Moon Jae-in, to visit the North for a summit meeting.<p>Mr. …

North Korea

‘Never any hesitation’: Trump was quickly persuaded to support memo’s release

President Trump was only vaguely aware of a controversial, classified memo about the FBI's Russia investigation when two House conservatives brought it to his attention in a Jan. 18 phone call.<p>The conversation piqued Trump's interest.<p>Over the next two weeks, according to interviews with eight …

Donald Trump

Facebook’s News Feed will now prioritize local news

Keeping up with what’s new in Facebook’s News Feed is becoming a full-time job.<p>First, Facebook told us that there would be less news on Facebook. Then it told us it would boost “trustworthy” news sources. And now it’s saying it will prioritize news from local outlets.<p>In its latest announcement, the …

Republicans vote to release memo alleging FBI missteps in surveillance of Trump campaign operative

The House Intelligence Committee voted Monday to release a memo detailing alleged surveillance abuses by the FBI and the Justice Department, escalating a political fight between conservatives and the nation's intelligence agencies.<p>The vote, which proceeded along party lines in the …

Donald Trump

Groundbreaking medical marijuana case lets little girl go back to school

<b>(CNN) —</b> A little girl was back in a school she loves in Schaumburg, Illinois, last week, but only after a federal judge said it was OK for her to bring her prescription medication with her.<p>Eleven-year-old Ashley Surin was not allowed to attend class because she wears a medical marijuana patch and …

Cannabis

Senate adjourns without deal to end government shutdown; vote postponed until noon Monday

The government shutdown headed into its third day as Republicans insulted Democrats for rejecting the latest offer from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who said he would consider allowing a floor debate on immigration issues in mid- to late February if leaders do not strike an …

Immigration

The Latest: Senate GOP plans a vote aimed at ending shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local):<p>7:30 p.m.<p>A Senate showdown vote on a Republican plan for ending the federal shutdown is on track to occur by early Monday. Democrats say they have the votes to block it.<p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has proposed a …

Donald Trump

These Are the 5 States Most Likely to Legalize Weed in 2018

Jeff Sessions hates weed, but he can't stop these states from making it legal.<p>Weed legalization could be up for approval in at least a dozen states this legislative session. But as advocates finalized signature counts and legislators return from their holiday breaks to consider pro-legalization …

Cannabis

Violent crime and murder drop massively in American states which have legalised weed

Anti-weed activists have always maintained drugs are linked to psychosis, violence, and robberies committed by slavering, helpless addicts.<p>But in …

Cannabis

Trump Is in ‘Excellent Health,’ Doctor Says After Exam

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump is in excellent health, his doctor said on Friday after his first comprehensive physical exam since he was elected.<p>“The president’s physical exam today at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center went exceptionally well,” Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, a rear …

Donald Trump

Federal marijuana bills boosted by new supporters as Congress gets back to work

Lawmakers lined up behind several cannabis-related House bills in the wake of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ marijuana policy shift.

Marijuana

Did Jeff Sessions Just Increase the Odds Congress Will Make Marijuana Legal?

The attorney general has created intolerable uncertainty for a growing industry that is now demanding legal protections from Congress. And lawmakers are listening.<p>When Jeff Sessions announced Thursday morning he had removed the barrier that had held back federal prosecutors from pursuing marijuana …

Cannabis

Ron Paul: Jeff Sessions should be fired over marijuana decision

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ron Paul, the former GOP congressman and onetime presidential candidate, called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step down Saturday after he moved this week to rescind the Obama-era policy of restricting federal enforcement of marijuana laws in states where the drug is legal.<p>Sessions' …

Cannabis