Thailand to Become the First Southeast Asian Country to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly unanimously legalized medical marijuana use, making it the first Southeast Asian country to allow cannabis use of any kind. The legislation was passed by a 166-0 vote, with 13 abstentions. King Maha Vajiralongkorn is expected to give his final approval before the bill becomes a law. After that, citizens in ThailandRead More

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Russian Interference Began Earlier and Lasted Longer Than Previously Imagined

New reports shed light on Russian’s attempts to manipulate the American public even after the 2016 election. Earlier this week, the Washing Post revealed how after Trump’s election, Russia’s intelligence team utilized various social media platforms to undermine special counsel Robert Muller’s credibility as the latter continued his investigation on Russian interference. Two reports preparedRead More

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U.S. Forms International Coalition to Indict Chinese Commercial Hackers

On Thursday, America was joined by four close allies—Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand—in its condemnation of China’s spying activates over the last twelve years. According to their statement, China has been launching cyber-attack campaigns to obtain classified information regarding trade and technologies from companies based in twelve countries. Such activities constituted a violation ofRead More

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China Grows Angry Towards the U.S. Over the Arrest of Huawei CFO

The arrest of a high-profile business executive has put a strain on the already deteriorating China-U.S. relations. Wanzhou Meng, 46, is not only the chief financial officer of Huawei—one of the biggest tech companies in China—but also the daughter of its founder. On December 1st, Meng was arrested during a trip from Hong Kong toRead More

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Fire Alert Led Authorities to an Illegal Gambling Room in a Church

First responders, notified of an electrical fire, rushed to a church in Houston. Instead of a fire, they found a large game room full of illegal gambling machines. On Friday, November 23, four people were found stuck inside a backroom at Word of Life Church on 403 Turney Drive. The caller who reported the fireRead More

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Mississippi’s 15-Week Abortion Law Ruled Unconstitutional by Federal Judge

On Tuesday, a federal judge blocked Mississippi’s abortion law—one of the most restrictive in the country. Judge Carlton Reeves decided that the law, which bans abortions after merely 15 weeks, “unequivocally” infringes on women’s constitutional rights and that its “professed interest in ‘women’s health’ is pure gaslighting.” The Mississippi law and the responding lawsuit setRead More

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Residents Upset about Amazon HQ2 in Virginia and New York

Amazon announced on Tuesday that the company had chosen New York’s Long Island City and Northern Virginia’s Crystal City as the locations for its secondary headquarters. “We are excited to build new headquarters in New York City and Northern Virginia,” Founder and CEO Jeffrey Bezos issued a statement. “These two locations will allow us toRead More

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Scotland Becomes the First Country to Mandate LGBTQ-Inclusive School Curriculum

Scotland is about to become the first country to mandate LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum. After approving a total of 33 recommendations by the LGBTI Inclusive Education Working Group, Deputy First Minister John Swinney on Thursday announced that all elementary and secondary public schools would start teaching students about LGBTQ issues and history. According to a statement byRead More

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Even Fox News Can’t Bear Trump’s Racist Ad

NBC, Facebook and even Fox News all took non-traditional steps to remove President Trump’s inflammatory and discriminatory campaign ad just a day before the midterm election. Building upon Trump’s recent anti-immigrant moves—from portraying the immigrant caravan as an invasion to deploying 5,200 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border—the 30-second ad released by Trump’s political team encouragesRead More

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North Dakota’s New ID Law Could Disenfranchise Native American Voters

Native Americans in North Dakota are suing the state for a new voter identification law that disproportionally affects them. On October 9th, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a state law requiring all North Dakotan residents to provide name, address and date of birth when they cast a ballot. It means that votersRead More

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