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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Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene vows to IMPEACH Biden on his first day in office, says she’ll be ‘voice of ignored voters’

Freshman Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) has pledged to bring articles of impeachment against Joe Biden on his very first day in office, mirroring a similar move by Democrats early on in Trump’s presidency. The upstart legislator said on Wednesday night that she would immediately push for impeachment one day after Biden’s inauguration on January […]

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Amy Coney Barrett vows to keep politics out of law, but Democrats & Republicans have other ideas as confirmation hearings begin

As Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing kicks off, the Trump-nominated judge has vowed to leave politics out of the law. The hearing itself, however, promises to be a hyper-partisan battle. The Senate Judiciary Committee meets on Monday to get the ball rolling on Coney Barrett’s nomination process. In her opening remarks, Coney […]

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CHAZ protesters reinforce barricades & form human chains as Seattle mayor vows to dismantle anarchic encampment (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The residents of the self-declared ‘autonomous zone’ in Seattle are preparing for a showdown with police, after city officials signaled that it is time to break up the violence-plagued camp. Photographs and videos posted to social media show demonstrators strengthening street barricades used to separate the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) from the rest of […]

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Eskimo Pie brand owner vows to change ‘derogatory’ ice cream name for the sake of… racial equality

A confectionery giant plans to rename its famous Eskimo Pie chocolate-covered vanilla ice cream bar to help achieve “racial equality.” The move comes as major brands try to appease the ‘woke’ movement. Eskimo Pie will change the brand name and its marketing, Elizabell Marquez, a representative for the brand’s parent company, Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream […]

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Russia Vows to Stand Firm by Iran on Nuclear Deal – The Moscow Times

Russia on Tuesday vowed to stand by its ally Iran and resist any attempts to promote an anti-Iranian agenda amid tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made the comments during a visit to Moscow by his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif amid a fresh row over access to Iranian sites where past nuclear […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwan vows to protect fishermen’s rights in disputed waters

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) assured Taiwanese fishermen on Monday that their rights to fish in waters surrounding the disputed Diaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea will be protected. The assurance was made in response to the concerns of local fishermen that their rights to fish in waters around the disputed islands will […]

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CHAZ 2.0? Nashville protesters descend on Tennessee Capitol as governor vows ‘autonomous zones will not be tolerated’

Taking cues from Seattle, protesters in Nashville are attempting to create their own “autonomous zone” near the Tennessee Capitol, but the governor is having none of it, warning that “lawlessness” will not stand in his state. A small group of demonstrators showed up to Nashville’s Legislative Plaza near the state capitol on Friday, setting up […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – President vows to make Taiwan sustainable maritime nation

President Tsai Ing-wen vowed on Monday to develop Taiwan into a sustainable maritime nation as the country marked World Oceans Day and its first-ever National Oceans Day. “Taiwan is surrounded by ocean. Oceans connect us to the world and bring limitless possibilities,” Tsai said on a Facebook post. “Aside from continuing to strengthen maritime security, […]

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Isn’t that racist? Kentucky governor vows to ‘prioritize’ free healthcare for African-Amerians

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear intends to ‘put dollars’ into ensuring all of the state’s African-American residents have healthcare, citing ‘inequalities’ in Covid-19 treatment – which was fully funded by the federal government. “I believe health care is a basic human right,” Beshear, a Democrat, said on Monday at a press conference in Frankfort. While he […]

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