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Bill Introduced to End Marijuana Prohibition in IL

Bill Introduced to End Marijuana Prohibition in IL The legislation would impose a special 23.65 percent sales tax on all marijuana and marijuana products at retail. Eight states have already fully decriminalized and begun taxing cannabis, and annual tax revenue from marijuana sales could generate between $349 million and $699 million per year in new revenue for IL, according to the Colorado-based pro-legalization Marijuana Policy Project . [Full Article...]

'Beauty & the Beast' Breaks Box Office Records With $170 Million

'Beauty & the Beast' Breaks Box Office Records With $170 Million That's the largest opening day for a PG movie , passing 2009's "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince". In fact, it passed "Potter" twice, scoring $63 million on both Friday and Saturday while "Potter" made $58 million on its opening day. [Full Article...]

Unemployment rate in county decreases

Unemployment rate in county decreases Unemployment rates in January in neighboring counties were 5.7 percent in Jefferson, 6 percent in Clearfield, 6.1 percent in Cambria, 5 percent in Westmoreland and 6.6 percent in Armstrong. Over the year, the number of people in the labor force increased by 1,200, as the number of employed grew by 1,016 and the number of unemployed increased by 184. [Full Article...]

Library to Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday

Library to Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday Monday was wear-a-hat day to celebrate " Cat in the Hat ". "They seemed very interested when I was reading". On Thursday, Kim Galles' first-grade class made a substance called Oobleck, from another Seuss book. "We are learning about predicting this week", said Schaad. "Whether they are student-athletes or not it's just an impact to have them here". She said the theme was chosen because you can... [Full Article...]

Subway's chicken is only 50 percent meat

Subway's chicken is only 50 percent meat The Canadian broadcaster's investigation, which was done by scientists at Trent University, examined the "chicken" at multiple fast-food chains - dismayingly, nobody's was more than 89 percent bird, but Subway's was uniquely suspect, getting a score of between 54 percent and 43 percent chicken. [Full Article...]

Health officials: 48 Oklahomans have died from the flu

Thirty-four people have died of pneumonia and the flu this season. Last year, 59 people died from the flu. "We extend our deepest sympathies to this child's family." said Anne Thomas, Interim Halifax County Health Director. For those who have not been vaccinated yet, Savage said it is not too late to get the flu shot. Stay home and go to a physician right away if symptoms persist. [Full Article...]

One-Quarter of All Overdose Deaths in US Caused By Heroin

One-Quarter of All Overdose Deaths in US Caused By Heroin Co-author of the study and member of the National Center for Health Statistics, Dr. Holly Hedegaard, noted that 2015 was the year in which more deaths produced by drug overdoses were registered in the history of the United States, as it never exceeded the 50,000 death barrier. [Full Article...]

ZOA Applauds Marco Rubio's Comments Against Palestinian State

This goes further than current party policy, which is backed by Mr Shorten's Victorian Right faction but coming under pressure ahead of the party's national conference in 2018. "I'm very happy with the one that both parties like". "My government will not support one-sided resolutions criticizing Israel of the kind recently adopted by the UN Security Council and we deplore the boycott campaigns c... [Full Article...]

The dangers of a gluten-free diet

The dangers of a gluten-free diet The growth of gluten-free beer will be driven by increasing health concerns among consumers, new innovations and products and aggressive marketing by retailers about gluten-free products. Mercury levels were a shocking 70 percent higher in gluten-free participants, and arsenic levels were found to be almost twice the normal amount. These are considered toxic metals and they can be unsafe if they... [Full Article...]

Brain differences found in children with ADHD

Brain differences found in children with ADHD The researchers mentioned that they have found structural differences when they analyzed the brain of people with this condition. Caye says the finding around the amygdala was particularly interesting, as researchers have known that many children suffered from poor emotional regulation, but that imaging had not connected the dots. [Full Article...]

Flu deaths on the rise in Idaho

A total of 32 people have died from the flu in North Carolina this season, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services. The flu vaccine offers the best way to protect yourself against the flu. The Arkansas Department of Health is reporting an uptick in deaths due to influenza compared to previous year. In addition to the vaccine, there are steps you can take to stop the spread... [Full Article...]

Patriots complete comeback to stun Falcons, win Super Bowl

Patriots complete comeback to stun Falcons, win Super Bowl But there's no question it will be the most memorable for our entire generation. He called the 34-28 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons a "hell of a game" for his mother, who has been dealing with an undisclosed health issue and was not able to attend any other games this season. [Full Article...]

Modi attacks Akhilesh, urges voters to end 'vikas ka vanvas'

Modi had said in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that Manmohan Singh knew the art of taking a bath wearing a raincoat. "Having realised that lotus (BJP election symbol) will be blooming everywhere in UP, the Congress and the Samajwadi Party, which have been fighting each other even a month back, are now cosying up to each other". [Full Article...]

Commission to discuss contract with Planned Parenthood

The goal of the rallies is quite clear: protestors are adamant that Planned Parenthood lose all federal funding. Yet Planned Parenthood insists that its mission is the former, not the latter. 11, members of the pro-life movement will gather at Planned Parenthoods across the country for a national "Defund Planned Parenthood" rally. They held signs declaring "I Stand with Planned Parenthood" and "... [Full Article...]

Trump's refugee ban stirs European unease, condemnation

Trump's refugee ban stirs European unease, condemnation The text of the order doesn't name the countries, but a White House official said they are Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia . Who is say what other countries Trump might target next? Some Republicans in Congress urged caution amid legal challenges to the order banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries, though top congressional Republicans remain largely... [Full Article...]

American heart month aims at spreading awareness about heart health

To raise awareness, the AHA is encouraging communities and businesses to wear red Friday to to start a conversation and act as spokespeople for the cause. Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. Cardiovascular disease, or heart disease, is a term used that relates to the condition of the heart as well as the arte... [Full Article...]

Miss Universe beauty pageant kicks off in Manila

Miss Universe beauty pageant kicks off in Manila The finals will be held in Manila on January 29. More than anyone else, Barbados is rooting for its Shannon Harris to be that lucky lady, anxious to serve up a welcome befitting a queen if she wins the heart of the judges. "The audience will get their money's worth", she promised. The grand finale of the Miss Universe 2016 beauty pageant will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Phil... [Full Article...]

Economic Watch: GDP Slows on Trade as Other Indicators Stay Strong

Economic Watch: GDP Slows on Trade as Other Indicators Stay Strong GDP, the broadest measure of economic health, was held back by a jump in the trade deficit. For 2016 as a whole, the economy grew 1.6%, losing top spot in the G7 group of industrialised nations to the UK's 2% . In the fourth quarter, exports fell at a 4.3 percent rate, reversing the 10 percent increase notched in the third quarter. The federal government reduced military spending compared w... [Full Article...]

Roethlisberger not sure he will return to Steelers next year

Among the 39 quarterbacks with at least 100 drop backs this season, Roethlisberger ranked seventh in Passing Net Expected Points (NEP) per drop back. "I'm hopeful that he returns, and the potential of his return or not returning will weigh heavily on our planning". Not surprised by that thought process by Ben. [Full Article...]

Man accused of robbing bank to escape wife pleads guilty

Man accused of robbing bank to escape wife pleads guilty The Associated Press reports that Lawrence Ripple walked into a bank in September and handed a teller a note demanding money and claiming that he had a gun. The guard took the money back and put Ripple in custody. Police responded quickly to the bank, which is on the same block as the city's police headquarters, and Ripple was arrested. [Full Article...]


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