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U.S. House committee approves landmark bill legalizing marijuana at the federal level
The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill that legalizes marijuana on the federal level, removing it from Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. Some Republican members expressed concerns that the bill went too far and that it ...
God’s lesson: Italian council is flooded immediately after rejecting measures on climate change
Veneto regional council, which is located on Venice's Grand Canal, was flooded for the first time in its history on Tuesday night - just after it rejected measures to combat climate change.
Election Day in Dominica is December 6, 2019
In keeping with his October 12th announcement that the next general election would be held within 100 days, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has called the election for the 6th of December 2019.
The 10 most-viewed fake-news stories on Facebook in 2019 were just revealed in a new report
Facebook is the largest social media service on the planet, with over 2 billion users -over a quarter of the world's population. As such, policing Facebook is a tremendous challenge. One of the service's biggest policing issues is with f...
An Air Guilin captain has been suspended for life from flying after he invited a young woman into the airplane’s cockpit during a flightAir Guilin pilot sacked over cockpit invite
The other crew members who were involved in the incident have been suspended indefinitely and will undergo further investigation by the company, the airline’s statement said.
Gov. Cuomo: 'We Didn't Have Hurricanes' Before Climate Change
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared, "We didn't have hurricanes, we didn't have superstorms, we didn't have tornadoes," before climate change.
Ten things you may not know about Halloween
It's almost Halloween guys, and we're very excited! In case you've been living under a rock, Halloween is celebrated on October 31. It's probably most known now for traditions such as dressing up and trick-or-treating.
Flight attendant shares horror stories about plane travel
Revealing why you should NEVER order hot drinks, avoid asking staff to help with luggage, and always bring your own pillow
US father blocked from stopping gender transition of son
A jury in Texas returned a verdict on Monday, October 21, 2019, that will prevent a Texas dad from intervening in the gender transition of his 7-year-old son.
Passengers give their verdict after world’s longest non-stop flight
The longest non-stop passenger flight touched down in Australia Sunday morning after more than 19 hours in the air, a milestone journey from New York that Qantas hopes to parlay into commercial success.
The Crazy Life of Millionaire John McAfee
From Silicon Valley multi-millionaire to international playboy and Caribbean murder suspect, Dateline gets inside the eccentric world of John McAfee.
NASA’s first-ever all-woman spacewalk was a success
NASA astronauts Christina H. Koch and Jessica Meir made history today, taking part in the first-ever spacewalk in the agency’s history featuring only women. The two astronauts ventured outside of the International Space Station in order ...
US: Honduran president's brother found guilty of drug trafficking
Prosecutors say Juan Antonio 'Tony' Hernandez relied on 'state-sponsored drug trafficking' enabled by his brother.
Why we say “OK”
How a cheesy joke from the 1830s became the most widely spoken word in the world.
An automatic flight control system is described as dumb and dutiful
The success of the autopilot depends on the knowledge of the actual human pilot. Autopilot isn't as "auto" as you might think. It lets a pilot fly without white-knuckling the controls. Like a polar bear, autopilot functions through a neg...
'Deletefacebook' trends after Zuckerberg backlash
It follows revelations Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had unofficial meetings with right-wing politicians.
Indian Prime Minister video-plogs, hundreds participate in Mumbai beach clean-up
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released a video of himself walking barefoot on a beach and picking up litter at a resort in India.
Typhoon Hagibis Slams Japan, Killing Dozens
One of Japan’s worst typhoons in decades brought record-breaking rainfall to broad swaths of the country, killing more than 30 people and causing breaches in river levees that submerged low-lying areas.
Pope Francis hires anti-Mafia prosecutor to head criminal investigation over financial scandal
Pope Francis has drafted in one of Italy’s most senior anti-Mafia prosecutors to head the Vatican’s criminal tribunal following a series of raids that sparked a scandal over possible financial misconduct at the centre of the Catholic Chu...
Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopian Prime Minister, Awarded Nobel Peace Prize
Mr. Abiy spearheaded a peace accord in his region and catalyzed reforms at home.
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