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"Disastrous" flooding collapses FM 2900 bridge

The woman's body was found in Llano County, one of the areas inundated by the swollen Llano River, county officials said Wednesday. Burnet County officials said that the first body was found at noon on Tuesday between Kingsland and Highland Haven. [Full Article...]

Inside Canada's First Legal Recreational Cannabis Stores

Inside Canada's First Legal Recreational Cannabis Stores A federal official said Canada would pardon people with convictions for possessing up to 30 grams of marijuana, the new legal threshold, with a formal announcement due later on Wednesday. Provinces are handling their own regulations for sale, growth and taxation of recreational marijuana, though there will be a nationwide minimum age of at least 18 years old. [Full Article...]

'Much more time' needed to reach Brexit deal - Barnier

'Much more time' needed to reach Brexit deal - Barnier He said: "I think what's more likely is that dates will be suggested, but that there won't be a commitment to a new summit unless there is a signal from the negotiating teams that there is something to sign off on". Tajani said he raised with May the possibility that the post-Brexit transition period, during which Britain would retain European Union rules and so avoid border problems with Ireland,... [Full Article...]

Recreational Marijuana Is Legal In Canada Today: Here Are The Rules

Recreational Marijuana Is Legal In Canada Today: Here Are The Rules The entire global market, meanwhile, could eventually be worth $150 billion, according to estimates from Roth Capital Partners. Draeger Safety Canada, which makes the device, has shipped some units, but a two-week federal funding delay has put further orders on hold, although it expects demand for between 300 and 500 units through March, Managing Director Rob Clark said. [Full Article...]

Senior Treasury employee charged with leaking documents related to Russian Federation probe

Senior Treasury employee charged with leaking documents related to Russian Federation probe Prosecutors also said in a criminal complaint that the reporter exchanged encrypted messages with an unnamed associate director at FinCEN to whom Edwards reports. Edwards is now on administrative leave, FinCen spokesman Steve Hudak said. The Treasury case centers on a dozen stories published by BuzzFeed News that described suspicious activity reports, or SARs, which are generated by banks when... [Full Article...]

Grandmother 'stabbed toddler then baked her in an oven'

Grandmother 'stabbed toddler then baked her in an oven' The grandmother's name is not being released because no formal charges have been filed at this time. The child was found inside a beige frame house on the north end of Shaw, a town of 2,000 residents about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Jackson in Mississippi's Delta region. [Full Article...]

Indian government minister steps down as country’s #MeToo movement gains traction

Indian government minister steps down as country’s #MeToo movement gains traction A day after Union Minister M J Akbar said that charges of sexual harassment against him were "wild and baseless", Ghazala Wahab , one of the journalists who had levelled the allegations, said "lies do not have legs" and they can not go far. [Full Article...]

Religious hate crimes surge by 40% in past year

Religious hate crimes surge by 40% in past year Sexual orientation was a factor in 11,638 (12 percent) of incidents, disability hate incidents were numbered 7,226 (8 percent), and 1,651 of incidents (2 percent) were classed as involving transgenderism. Shenoted that the most commonly targeted groups are Muslims and Jews. About 21 percent were prompted exclusively by religious bias, most of it targeted toward Jews and Muslims. [Full Article...]


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