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Oregon law that decriminalizes all drugs, offers rehab goes into effect

Oregon law that decriminalizes all drugs, offers rehab goes into effect

A new Oregon law that and offers rehab instead of jail time or prison sentences went into effect Monday. Under the new law, dubbed Measure 110, the state will use parts of the revenue it gains from recreational cannabis sales to open new addiction treatment centers. Further, rather than making possession of small amounts of “hard” drugs, like LSD, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, methadone, oxycodone and MDMA, a criminal offense, people are instead fined $100. The fine can be waived if the person agrees to seek treatment. Possession of larger amounts has been reduced from a felony to a...

Feb 1
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Parler website comes back online with ‘lovers and haters’ note

Parler website comes back online with ‘lovers and haters’ note

The website for Parler, the social media app popular with right-wing groups, returned to the internet Sunday afternoon with a message for the company’s “lovers and haters.” “Now seems like the right time to remind you all — both lovers and haters — why we started this platform,” the message reads. “We believe privacy is paramount and free speech essential, especially on social media. Our aim has always been to provide a nonpartisan public square where individuals can enjoy and exercise their rights to both. We will resolve any challenge before us and plan to welcome all of you back soon. We...

Jan 17
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Biden ‘will be removed one way or another,’ Alex Jones tells pro-Trump rally

Biden ‘will be removed one way or another,’ Alex Jones tells pro-Trump rally

Conservative gadfly Alex Jones president-elect Joe Biden Saturday when he told a pro-Trump rally in Washington, D.C., that the former vice president “will be removed one way or another.” Jones, a conspiracy theorist and radio host who is being sued by the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting in a number of defamation suits, also referred to Biden as a globalist, an anti-Semitic dogwhistle popular with conservatives during his address to the pro-Trump crowd. Advertisement “We will never back down to the Satanic pedophile, globalist New World Order and their walking-dead...

Dec 13
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Twitter, Facebook will hand official accounts over to Biden administration

Twitter, Facebook will hand official accounts over to Biden administration

While President Trump has refused to concede the election, despite the failure of legal challenges and results being certified by more and more states, Facebook and Twitter will ensure an orderly transition of accounts by handing over @POTUS and other official accounts to the Biden administration in January. Both companies on Saturday that the transfer of institutional handles would take place on Jan. 20, shortly after Joe Biden is inaugurated. Advertisement President Trump will retain control of, and presumably continue to use, his personal accounts on both platforms, including...

Nov 22
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Arkansas police chief who called for violence against Democrats on social media resigns

Arkansas police chief who called for violence against Democrats on social media resigns

An Arkansas police chief who called for violence against Democrats on social media in the wake of the presidential election has resigned. According to , former Marshall, Ark. police chief Lang Holland made several questionable social media posts last week including ones about the Qanon conspiracy theory, multiple ones saying Democrats should be killed and several claiming the election was being stolen. Advertisement “Death to all Marxist Democrats,” Holland posted on Parler. “Take no prisoners leave no survivors!!” Parler is a popular social media platform for right-wing and...

Nov 8
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Trump is more outrageous than ‘Florida Man,' Obama says at campaign stop

Trump is more outrageous than ‘Florida Man,' Obama says at campaign stop

Former president Barack Obama has hit the campaign trail for Democratic nominee Joe Biden in recent weeks and has been attacking President Trump at multiple angles, such as his “tough” act and his reported Chinese bank account. Obama lampooned Trump’s behavior even further by saying he was more outrageous than “Florida Man.” Advertisement Obama told the crowd at a rally in North Miami Saturday that a Biden/Harris administration wouldn’t be “so exhausting.” “It won’t be so exhausting, just having a normal president,” Obama said. “You’ll be able to go about your lives knowing that the...

Oct 25
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’I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people:’ rapper 50 Cent makes presidential endorsement over taxes

’I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people:’ rapper 50 Cent makes presidential endorsement over taxes

An October surprise for the ages. In a stunning announcement that surely portends something, rapper has endorsed President Trump for another term in office after previously criticizing him for the nation’s coronavirus failures. Advertisement The change of heart appears to have originated from 50 Cent seeing a graphic that shows Joe Biden’s tax proposal from the CNBC program “Power Lunch.” on Oct 19, 2020 at 12:59pm PDT The rapper, who managed to get rich without dying while trying, declared his intention to vote for Trump while also leaving New York City in the image caption. Advertisement...

Oct 19
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LAPD investigating wife of Dr. Dre for embezzlement: report

LAPD investigating wife of Dr. Dre for embezzlement: report

Nicole Young, the estranged wife of rapper and headphones mogul Dr. Dre (né Andre Young), is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department for embezzlement, according to a report. Nicole Young reportedly withdrew hundreds of thousands of dollars from a business account, . A complaint was allegedly filed by Larry Chatman, Dr. Dre’s business partner. Advertisement A total of $385,029 is missing from the account, according to the complaint. While Dr. Dre did not file the criminal complaint, he has reportedly made the missing money a part of his ongoing divorce proceedings with Young....

Oct 13
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Twitter flags Trump for claiming he’s immune to coronavirus

Twitter flags Trump for claiming he’s immune to coronavirus

Twitter flagged one of President’s Trump’s tweets for spreading misinformation on Sunday after he claimed he was immune from coronavirus. “A total and complete sign off from White House Doctors yesterday,” Trump wrote. “That means I can’t get it (immune), and can’t give it. Very nice to know!!!” Advertisement Twitter quickly slapped a disclaimer above the tweet. “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.”...

Oct 11
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VIDEO: Largest residential building in Gaza collapses after Israeli airstrike

VIDEO: Largest residential building in Gaza collapses after Israeli airstrike

A 13-story residential building in Gaza, the largest in the area, collapsed Tuesday after a series of Israeli airstrikes, according to Al-Jazeera. The Hanadi tower was reportedly evacuated ahead of the strikes and no casualties were reported. Palestinian workers repair damaged power cables following Israeli airstrikes that destroyed a building belonging to the Hamas movement's, Al-Salah Charitable Association, in Deir Al Balah, central Gaza Strip, Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Palestinian workers repair damaged power cables following Israeli airstrikes that destroyed a building belonging to the...

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