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Airbnb to cancel all D.C. reservations during inauguration week as security in the city is tightened

Airbnb to cancel all D.C. reservations during inauguration week as security in the city is tightened

ADAirbnb said it will cancel and block all reservations in the Washington metro area in coming days as efforts to secure the capital were ratcheted higher ahead of right-wing protests this weekend and the presidential swearing-in on Jan. 20.The mass cancellation came as the region’s leaders announced that a number of Metro stations would be closed for a week to discourage visitors from going into downtown D.C. Airbnb also discovered and banned accounts for numerous individuals involved in hate groups and last week’s Capitol siege, the platform said in its .D.C. officials announced that the...

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Mexico is poised to legalize marijuana, but advocates don’t like the details

Mexico is poised to legalize marijuana, but advocates don’t like the details

MEXICO CITY — It's the moment for which advocates of legal marijuana here have been waiting: Mexican lawmakers, working under a court order, have until mid-December to finalize rules that will make the country the world's largest market for legal pot.Advocates have long argued that legalization would put a dent in the black market; allow for safe, regulated consumption; create jobs; and cut down on crime.But rather than counting down the days with glee, they’re waging an 11th-hour campaign to change legislation that they say would favor large corporations over small businesses and...

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Federal officials stockpiled munitions, sought ‘heat ray’ device before clearing Lafayette Square, whistleblower says

Federal officials stockpiled munitions, sought ‘heat ray’ device before clearing Lafayette Square, whistleblower says

Hours before law enforcement forcibly cleared protesters from Lafayette Square in early June amid protests over the police killing of George Floyd, federal officials began to stockpile ammunition and seek devices that could emit deafening sounds and make anyone within range feel like their skin is on fire, according to an Army National Guard major who was there.D.C. National Guard Maj. Adam D. DeMarco told lawmakers that defense officials were searching for crowd control technology deemed too unpredictable to use in war zones and had authorized the transfer of about 7,000 rounds of...

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