Wesley Massey

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Obama On Russian Hacking: 'We Need To Take Action. And We Will'

President Obama says the United States will respond to Russian cyberattacks that the intelligence community has concluded were part of an effort to influence the 2016 presidential election.<p>In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep that is airing Friday on <i>Morning Edition,</i> Obama said, "I think there …

Government

Born of slavery, the Electoral College could stand against racism in 2016 — and stop Donald Trump

Part of the Electoral College’s original purpose was to protect slave-state power. Will it redeem its history now?<p>History often comes full circle. It can be darkly ironic as well. The Electoral College, an institution that helped to protect the white supremacist ignominy of black chattel slavery …

Highlights of new Massachusetts recreational marijuana law

BOSTON (AP) — A voter-approved law allowing adults to possess, grow and use limited amounts of recreational marijuana took effect Thursday in …

Marijuana grower fluctuates in jump to TSX

Canopy Growth Corp., the first marijuana producer in North America to graduate to a major exchange, erased early gains on Tuesday, closing down 1.2 per cent in its first day on the Toronto Stock Exchange.<p>The stock, which previously traded on the junior Venture exchange, had surged 25 per cent …

The Smart and Big Money Continues to Flow into the Cannabis Market

I had been under the impression that we are now in the era of gathering picks and shovels when it comes to the smart direction legislators are heading about cannabis. But in a recent chat with Derek Peterson, I became convinced we are much further along. Peterson is CEO of Terra Tech Corporation, …

Cannabis

You Need This Grilled Spicy Shrimp with Creamy Avocado Sauce at Your Next BBQ

You can never start planning your 4th of July menu too early, and this grilled shrimp recipe will definitely be on mine. Between the spicy, tangy …

Kylie Jenner and Tyga Just Took Their Relationship to the Next Level

😱😱😱<p>Kylie Jenner and Tyga are most definitely back together, and it looks like things are already getting super serious between them.<p>The same weekend the two were spotted holding hands at Kanye West's premiere party for "Famous," they were also seen partying together at 1OAK in West Hollywood …

Microsoft to Work With Cannabis Compliance Tech Firm Kind

Microsoft is dipping its toe in the legal marijuana business.<p>The giant tech company is partnering with a startup that makes software for the booming legal cannabis industry. Los Angeles-based Kind Financial said Thursday that Microsoft will help it market its software to local and state government …

Absolut Vodka Gets Provocative With Transgender Ad

Absolut Vodka dares to go where most big-time booze-sellers won’t with a new ad featuring a transgender story line.<p>The commercial, “Darla,” is part of the Swedish vodka brand’s #AbsolutNights campaign. The tagline: “When was the last time you were true to yourself? Sometimes being open to new …

Alcohol

US elections 2016: ‘People are attracted to Trump because he’s not taking money’

<b>In the light of your book, Nation on the Take (How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It), what do you make of this current presidential election? Are there any surprises in terms of funding and expenditure of the candidates?</b><br>I think that the popularity of Bernie Sanders has …

Middle-class

Transit systems eye Uber, Lyft for savings on the disabled

BOSTON (AP) — Several U.S. transit systems looking to defray costs of providing services for the disabled are weighing partnerships with Uber and …

Tesla Model 3 orders surpass $10 billion

If Elon Musk was delighted by the 115,000 orders for his Tesla Model 3 at launch, he should be positively jubilant over the latest figures, which break the $10 billion mark.<p>Today, the Tesla Motors CEO tweeted that his company had received 276,000 orders for the Model 3 at the end of day on …

Samsung will reportedly make 5M Galaxy S7 phones ahead of February launch

<i>(Reuters) –</i> Samsung, the world’s top smartphone maker, plans an initial production run of about 5 million of its upcoming Galaxy S7 smartphones, South Korea’s Electronic Times reported on Monday, citing unnamed sources.<p>The paper said Samsung is planning to launch two different versions of its new …

Mobile

Consoler-in-Chief: Obama Again Comforts Nation After Shootings

It has become a grim repeat performance.<p>Tragedy strikes and a somber President Barack Obama seeks to give voice to a grieving nation and offer solace. The president will once again try to comfort a country in mourning as he delivers the eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was murdered last week …