Politics

Biden to pardon federal marijuana convictions (41)
Published 1 hour ago Getty Images President Joe Biden is issuing an executive order pardoning all Americans who have been federally convicted of "simple possession of marijuana". The move will only affect a relatively small number of marijuana convictions since most occur at the state level. Mr Biden's announcement stops short of a full decriminalisation of cannabis, which he promised as a presidential candidate.
Biden announces major federal cannabis reform, including pardoning all possession offenses (30)
The President made the surprise announcement on Twitter By Lee DeVito on Thu, Oct 6, 2022 at 4:01 pm [ { "name": "Ad - NativeInline - Injected", "component": "29509126", "insertPoint": "3", "requiredCountToDisplay": "5" },{ "name": "Real 1 Player (r2) - Inline", "component": "29509125", "insertPoint": "2/3", "requiredCountToDisplay": "9" } ] Yes "weed" can. Finally, the Biden administration appears to be moving toward major federal cannabis reform.
Proud Boys member pleads guilty to seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 attack (34)
Published: Oct. 6, 2022 at 6:25 p.m. ET By Associated Press Jeremy Bertino's cooperation could ratchet up the pressure on other Proud Boys charged in the siege Far-right Proud Boys member Jeremy Joseph Bertino, second from left, joins other Trump supporters as they attend a rally at Freedom Plaza in Washington on Dec.
Two Russian men flee forced military service by boating to Alaska (116)
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French author Annie Ernaux wins Nobel Literature Prize (5)
3 hours ago French author Annie Ernaux Stockholm: French author Annie Ernaux, known for her deceptively simple novels drawing on personal experience of class and gender, won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, the jury announced. Ernaux, 82, was honoured "for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory", the jury said.
Biden warns risk of nuclear ‘Armageddon' approaching Cuban Missile Crisis heights (26)
By Joseph Clark - The Washington Times - Updated: 9:56 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2022 President Biden said Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin is "not joking" in his threat to use nuclear weapons and warned of dire consequences if the Kremlin continues along its destructive path. Speaking at a Democratic fundraiser in New York, Mr.
Federal judge halts key parts of New York's new gun law (10)
Oct. 6, 2022 at 9:55 am By MICHAEL HILL The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A federal judge halted key provisions Thursday of New York's latest attempt to restrict who can carry a handgun in public and where firearms can be brought, saying multiple parts of a law the state passed this year are unconstitutional. U.S.
Thailand pre-school attack: Witnesses describe shocking attack (4)
Published 4 hours ago This video can not be playedTo play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser. Watch: Thai nursery shooting witness 'begged for mercy' People who witnessed a deadly rampage at a Thai nursery have described the horrific moment a former police officer burst in and began shooting staff and children. Nanticha Panchum, the headteacher at the childcare centre, said that after
Dramatic rescues as boats sink off Greece; 17 dead (2)
AP / Oct 6, 2022, 13:59 IST KYTHIRA, GREECE: Residents of a Greek island pulled shipwrecked migrants to safety up steep cliffs in dramatic rescues after two boats sank in Greek waters, leaving at least 17 people dead and dozens still missing. The coast guard said 16 of the bodies were of young African women while one was a young man.
President Biden responds as oil prices move higher amid OPEC+ production cut (13)
October 5, 2022, 10:18 PM President Biden responded to the rise in oil prices following OPEC+'s announcement that it plans to cut production by 2 million barrels a day.Video Transcript DAVE BRIGGS: Let's get you up to speed now on the story moving the markets, and of course, that energy sector Seana just told us about.