04 December 2020


House passes bill to decriminalize marijuana (31)
Ursula Perano Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), a longtime marijuana legalization advocate and co-sponsor of the bill. Photo: Pete Marovich For The Washington Post via Getty Images The House on Friday voted 228-164 in favor of the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, marking the first time a congressional chamber has voted in favor of decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level.
Biden adjusting agenda to reflect narrow divide in Congress (12)
December 4, 2020 WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Joe Biden is adjusting the scope of his agenda to meet the challenges of governing with a narrowly divided Congress and the complications of legislating during a raging pandemic. Rather than immediately pursue ambitious legislation to combat climate change, the incoming administration may try to wrap provisions into a coronavirus aid bill.
Israel urges citizens to avoid Gulf, cites Iran threat (20)
The Associated Press December 3, 2020, 2:28 PM JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli government on Thursday urged its citizens to avoid travel to the Gulf states of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, citing threats of Iranian attacks. The travel advisory comes as Iran is threatening to attack Israeli targets following the assassination of its top nuclear scientist last Friday.
U.S. expert Fauci backtracks on criticism of UK on vaccine - NBC (14)
By Reuters Staff FILE PHOTO: Anthony Fauci, MD, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, testifies during a U.S. Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing to examine COVID-19, focusing on an update on the federal response at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., September 23, 2020.
Dangerously viral: How President Trump, supporters spread false claims (14)
FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, Jake Contos, a supporter of President Donald Trump, chants during a protest against the election results outside the central counting board at the TCF Center in Detroit. President Donald Trump and his allies have fomented the idea of a "rigged election" for months, promoting falsehoods through various media and even lawsuits about fraudulent votes and dead voters casting ballots.
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