New York set to legalize recreational cannabis, after lawmakers pass & Cuomo vows to sign bill

New York’s state legislature has passed a bill legalizing the use of recreational cannabis for adults aged 21 and older, while ending most pot-related arrests in the state. Governor Andrew Cuomo has pledged to sign the measure. The legalization bill passed the state Senate 40-23 on Tuesday and was approved by the state assembly in […]

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Group seeking truth behind one of Soviet greatest mysteries, Dyatlov Pass deaths, rejects official probe that blamed avalanche

A group dedicated to solving the mysterious deaths of nine hikers in 1959 blasted the results of a new investigation into the case, which concluded they were crushed by an avalanche or had succumbed to the blistering cold. The demise of nine fit young university students in the Urals has puzzled many for more than […]

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Tennessee lawmakers pass fetal heartbeat abortion bill backed by governor

Early Friday morning, the Tennessee Senate approved the bill, 23-5, after the House had passed the legislation earlier, 68-17. Republicans control both chambers. The legislation — which prompted immediate legal action from several abortion rights groups — effectively bans abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks, through 24 weeks into […]

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Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Pass 560K – The Moscow Times

Moscow lifted restrictions including compulsory travel passes on June 8, a move welcomed by residents who rushed out to enjoy the streets and parks. Many other regions are lifting lockdown restrictions as Russia is preparing to hold a July 1 national vote despite the pandemic.    President Vladimir Putin is seeking public backing for constitutional amendments that […]

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Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Pass 550K as Putin Eyes Victory Parade, Constitution Vote – The Moscow Times

Moscow lifted restrictions including compulsory travel passes on June 8, a move welcomed by residents who rushed out to enjoy the streets and parks. Many other regions are lifting lockdown restrictions as Russia is preparing to hold a July 1 national vote despite the pandemic.    President Vladimir Putin is seeking public backing for constitutional amendments that […]

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Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Pass 500K as Officials Shift Focus to Putin Reforms – The Moscow Times

New infections have plateaued since mid-May when officials were reporting daily increases of around 11,000 cases. Officials say Russia’s high virus count is the result of mass testing and that a steady decline in new infections and its low fatality numbers mean the country can begin to return to normal. Yet critics have cast doubt […]

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Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Pass 475K as Country Slowly Reopens – The Moscow Times

New infections have been steadily dropping since mid-May when officials were reporting daily increases of around 11,000 cases. Officials say Russia’s high virus count is the result of mass testing and that a steady decline in new infections and its low fatality numbers mean the country can begin to return to normal. Yet critics have […]

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Appeals Court Blocks White House From Suspending Reporter’s Press Pass

The remark angered Mr. Gorka, who began yelling at Mr. Karem. He shouted back, “Hey, come on over here and talk to me, brother, or we can go outside and have a long conversation.” Mr. Gorka then advanced on Mr. Karem and accused him of threatening him. Mr. Karem lowered his voice and said, “I […]

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Ushanka not pass! RT speaks to owner of San Diego restaurant guarded by ‘RUSSIAN MAFIA’ in viral pic

A restaurant in San Diego, California, gained national fame in Russia after a viral photo showed how ‘Russian mafia’ defended the premises during recent riots. RT caught up with the owner to discuss organized crime. The ‘Pushkin’ restaurant and bar doesn’t look like a seedy place where gangsters might gather to hang out and plot […]

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Jobs Data Could Pass a Bleak Milestone: Live Updates

Total U.S. unemployment claims are expected to surpass 40 million. Forecasters expect the weekly Labor Department report on unemployment claims on Thursday morning to show another 2.1 million filings last week, according to MarketWatch, pushing the total past 40 million since the coronavirus pandemic began to devastate the U.S. economy in mid-March. The latest claims […]

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