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According to DCist, DCMJ members were sitting a table giving away the joints, but even though giving away weed is entirely legal in D.C., they were tripped up by a technicality: they were on federal lands, which made it a crime. Marijuana possession is legal in the District. But for all the hazy revelry on display, the event underscored a very serious matter ― one that organizers certainly wanted attendees and journalists to ponder ― can you legally hand out pot one block from the U.S.
  • Arkansas governor disappointed by court ruling

    Arkansas governor disappointed by court ruling

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    Arkansas officials have said they can not obtain the drug from another source. The second round of executions planned for this week are now on hold as legal challenges play out in courts in Arkansas and Washington D.C. Johnson's attorneys have sought more DNA testing that they say could exonerate him. Arkansas' attempt to carry out its first execution in almost 12 years wasn't thwarted by the type of liberal activist judge Republicans regularly bemoan here, but instead by a state Supreme ...
  • Tens of Thousands March on Tax Day

    Tens of Thousands March on Tax Day

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    Hey, hey, ho, ho. Of course, for the thousands who marched over the weekend, this response from Trump was flawless - an indication that their efforts had not gone unnoticed by the egotistical leader. As 74 percent of the America public wants to see the president release his returns, something every presidential candidate since the 1970's has been expected to reveal , Democratic lawmakers have ramped up their demands that Trump unveil his tax returns.
  • US 'Facebook' Killer Shoots Self Following Police Chase

    US 'Facebook' Killer Shoots Self Following Police Chase

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    Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said he wishes the situation didn't end this way because police still have a lot of questions. The video remained on the social network for about two hours before it was taken down. Facebook said it removed the video of the shooting 23 minutes after learning of it. On Monday evening, Facebook announced that it was launching a review for reporting harmful content following the killing.
  • Trump likely to loom in 6th district runoff

    Trump likely to loom in 6th district runoff

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    Democrat Jon Ossoff, 30, nearly turned a GOP stronghold blue Tuesday night in a special election to see who will take over Georgia's 6th Congressional District , CBS News reports . But Trump, his political brand at stake, painted an opposing picture. Late Tuesday night, President Donald Trump tweeted his congratulations to Georgia Republicans and celebrated a victory.
  • Boxer Adrien Broner arrested on warrant in Cincinnati area

    Boxer Adrien Broner arrested on warrant in Cincinnati area

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    According to The Cincinnati Enquirer , police linked Broner and the rented Chevrolet Suburban to reports of shots being fired on a street in Cincinnati, where 10 9 mm shell casings were found at the scene. Over the course of the trial, Broner didn't show up to court or showed up late, leading to multiple incarcerations and more charges. He was in and out of court previous year on felonious assault and aggravated robbery charges related to a gambling dispute that were eventually dismissed ...
  • Cano, Cruz power Mariners past Marlins in Ichiro return

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    Kyle Seager struck out by chasing an outside fastball on a 1-2 count, and Chen then nursed his no-hitter - and shutout - into the eighth inning by retiring Taylor Motter on a pop to third. That said, they're 7-2 in their last nine games after allowing two runs or less in their previous game and have won seven of their last 10 games at home when facing a right-handed starter.
  • Georgia election heads for runoff as Dem falls just short of majority

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    By contrast, there were 171,000 votes cast in the district during the 2016 presidential primary, and only 51,000 in that year's primary for the district seat itself, according to the Atlanta Journal constitution . What I know is that winning and coming close to winning aren't the same thing. Mr. Ossoff now goes to a June 20 runoff. After a better-than-expected balloting in a Kansas special election last week, Democratic leaders said they'll gear up for a special congressional election in ...
  • Gorsuch Full of Questions in First US Supreme Court Argument

    Gorsuch Full of Questions in First US Supreme Court Argument

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    The case surrounds procedure in an employment discrimination claim . But the newest justice was not shy. In May 2006, Gorsuch was nominated by former president George W Bush to take up a position at the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
  • Arkansas execution plan again thrown into doubt

    Arkansas execution plan again thrown into doubt

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    In a 4-3 ruling late Wednesday afternoon, the state's highest court issued a stay for Johnson and ordered a new hearing in lower court for Johnson to make his claims. On Monday, Don Davis won a reprieve from the state's top court a few hours before his scheduled execution, then waited nearly until midnight to learn the Supreme Court would not allow the execution to proceed.
  • Homeland Security: Deported DREAMer Had Protected Status

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    In an emailed statement , DeSio said, "Juan Manuel Montes Bojorquez was apprehended by the Calexico Station Border Patrol after illegally entering the U.S.by climbing over the fence in downtown Calexico". He is being represented by the National Immigration Law Center, Los Angeles immigration attorneys Monica Ramirez Almadani and Stacy Tolchin, Belinda Escobosa Helzer of Fullerton and Devon Mobley-Ritter of Covinton & Burling LLP of Redwood Shores, California.