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Source: Global News

Cannabis legalization named top Canadian business news story of 2018

Sunday 23:39 GMT

Canada’s trailblazing move to legalize cannabis for recreational use, which sparked an entirely new industry and had wide-ranging implications for nearly every facet of society, has been voted The Canadian Press Business News Story of the Year.

In an annual poll of the country’s newsrooms conducted by The Canadian Press, business editors and reporters across the country chose cannabis legalization in a landslide, with 60 per cent of the votes cast.

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Source: Fox News

Man ordered to build replica of San Francisco home after illegally demolishing building

Sunday 23:39 GMT

A man who illegally demolished a San Francisco house designed by modernist architect Richard Neutra was ordered this week to rebuild it exactly as it was.

The city believed Johnston wanted to build a 4,000-square-foot mansion and flip it for a profit in the red hot San Francisco real estate market. His attorney Justin Zucker argued against the rebuild, citing that the house's historic value had been erased over time because of a 1968 fire and a series of remodels in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Source: Global News

How one simple change let a province sell residents live pot plants

Sunday 11:43 GMT

“We’ve received [flower] clones from Ethiopia, Mexico, Costa Rica — it’s actually very typical to get your young plants basically through the mail.”

Smelly, fussy, humid: Why you may not want to grow your own legal pot. Selling Canadians live marijuana plants has been one of the more complicated problems of legalization. Provincial monopolies, with a lot on their plates already, haven’t wanted to deal with the headache of keeping plants healthy in busy distribution centres.

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Source: Fox News

Former City Council candidate faces jail time for illegal tree removal

Saturday 22:44 GMT

A former South Carolina City Council candidate faces five days in jail for the chopping down of two trees in an attempt to increase the value of a property.

Both sentences were suspended upon his service of one day in jail on the first count and two weekends in jail on the second. A judged sentenced Gandolfo to two 30-day terms on two counts related to the tree removal.

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Source: The Guradian

Sri Lanka: president's dissolution of parliament illegal, top court rules

Friday 06:59 GMT

Sri Lanka’s supreme court has rejected an attempt by the president to dismiss parliament and hold snap elections, extending a political crisis that has paralysed the island nation for more than six weeks.

The unanimous decision by the country’s top judges leaves Sri Lanka without a prime minister or cabinet, nor a 2019 budget in place. The court in Colombo ruled that Maithripala Sirisena’s order to dismiss parliament, issued on 9 November, was unconstitutional.

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Source: Fox News

Homeland Security reiterates dangers of illegal border crossing after migrant girl, 7, reported dead

Saturday 04:14 GMT

The Department of Homeland Security expressed its "sincerest condolences" Thursday after reports that a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died last week after more than eight hours in custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

FEDS FIND GIRL, 2, STRAPPED TO CHEST OF TEEN BOY CAUGHT CROSSING US-MEXICO BORDER. The girl died of dehydration and shock more than eight hours after she was arrested by agents near Lordsburg, N.M., according to an agency statement released to the Washington Post.

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Source: The Guradian

Tusk accuses MPs of showing lack of respect for Theresa May

Saturday 15:25 GMT

Donald Tusk has accused MPs of showing a lack of respect for the British prime minister as the EU turned its fire on the Commons over its failure to back the Brexit deal.

“We have treated Prime Minister May with the greatest respect, all of us, and we really appreciate the efforts by the prime minister to ratify our common agreement,” Tusk said. “My impression is that in fact we have treated prime minister May with a much greater empathy and respect than some MPs, for sure.”

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Judge recalled by voters after Brock Turner sex assault case seeking donations to pay off legal fees

Friday 10:51 GMT

A former California judge who was ousted from the bench amid a successful recall effort over what many perceived to be a light sentence for a Stanford University student convicted of sexual assault, is asking for donations so he can pay off $135,000 in court-ordered attorney’s fees.

Santa Clara County voters threw Persky, the first California judge to be recalled in nearly a century, out of office in June over the six-month sentence he handed down to Stanford swimmer Brock Turner for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in 2015 outside a campus fraternity party.


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