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Americans in alleged Congo coup plot formed an unlikely band

Americans in alleged Congo coup plot formed an unlikely band

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Three Americans involved in a brazen weekend attack on Congo's presidential palace formed an unlikely band under the leadership of eccentric opposition figure Christian Malanga, who dabbled in gold mining and used cars before pe
Top US drug agency a notable holdout in Biden's push to loosen federal marijuana restrictions

Top US drug agency a notable holdout in Biden's push to loosen federal marijuana restrictions

In an isolated part of the U.S.
Cannabis legalization coincided with uptick in ER visits from seniors: study

Cannabis legalization coincided with uptick in ER visits from seniors: study

A new study has linked the legalization of cannabis with a rise in the number of Ontario seniors visiting emergency rooms.
Minnesota Equal Rights Amendment fails in acrimonious end to legislative session

Minnesota Equal Rights Amendment fails in acrimonious end to legislative session

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers failed to pass a state Equal Rights Amendment that would have enshrined protections for abortion and LGBTQ+ rights in the state Constitution as the 2024 legislative session came to an acrimonious end.
Ohio voters approved reproductive rights. Will the state's near-ban on abortion stand?

Ohio voters approved reproductive rights. Will the state's near-ban on abortion stand?

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A county judge could rule as early as Monday on Ohio's law banning virtually all abortions , a decision that will take into consideration the decision by voters to enshrine reproductive rights in the state constitution.

Editorial Roundup: New England

Bangor Daily News. May 14, 2024.
GOP fighting, 50-hour Democratic filibuster kill push to make amending Missouri Constitution harder

GOP fighting, 50-hour Democratic filibuster kill push to make amending Missouri Constitution harder

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.
Up in smoke: Workers remove dozens of apparent marijuana plants from Wisconsin Capitol tulip garden

Up in smoke: Workers remove dozens of apparent marijuana plants from Wisconsin Capitol tulip garden

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Someone's plans to harvest dozens of apparent marijuana plants grown on the Wisconsin state Capitol grounds have gone up in smoke. The plants sprouted in a tulip garden outside the Capitol, WMTV-TV reported Thursday.

Scottie Scheffler isn't the first pro golfer to be arrested during a tournament

Scottie Scheffler's arrest hours before his second-round tee time at the PGA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, will go down as one of the most shocking in professional golf history. It certainly wasn't the first, though.

German parliament approves plans to relax strict restrictions on family names

BERLIN (AP) — The German parliament on Friday approved plans to relax strict restrictions on family names — clearing the way, among other things, for couples to take double-barreled surnames and pass them on to their children.