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Tuesday September 11st, 2018 day edition

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Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro was many Americans’ first introduction to the work of Hayao Miyazaki back in the day, but it has since been frequently outshone in Western pop culture by his more outsized epics like Princess Mononoke.

Happily, you can now remedy that, because Totoro is returning to theaters.

In honor of its 30th anniversary, the whisper-slight but deeply moving tale of a couple of sisters moving with their father to an old country house to be closer to their hospitalized mother—and encountering a delightful woodland spirit in the process—is being re-released theatrically for three days only.

On September 30, October 1, and October 3, you’ll have the opportunity to see the gentle familial fantasy on the big screen thanks to Fathom Events, as part of its Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 celebration.

A complete list of theaters screening the film—more than 700 of them— is available at the Fathom Events website.

No word on whether the company will also be providing rides to the screenings on a magical flying top. »

Innovative study shows medical cannabis effective in treating a wide range of health conditions

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Utilizing new mobile application technology, researchers at The University of New Mexico found that medical cannabis provides immediate symptom relief across dozens of health symptoms with relatively minimal negative side effects.

“If the results found in our studies can be extrapolated to the general population, cannabis could systematically replace multi-billion dollar medication industries around the world.

Medical cannabis is rapidly gaining popularity with the largest expansions in use among older people and patients with significant health conditions. »

Ajit Pai helped Charter kill consumer-protection rules in Minnesota

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The ruling was issued Friday by the US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, following a lawsuit filed by Charter Communications against the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC).

A three-judge panel ruled against Minnesota in a 2-1 vote—the FCC had filed a brief supporting Charter's position in the case.

"[F]ederal law for decades has recognized that states may not regulate information services," Pai said in response to the ruling. »

Trump reportedly exploded at his ex-lawyer after he heard Mueller was looking into his relationship with Deutsche Bank: 'This is bulls---!'

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Dowd then spoke with Jim Quarles, a member of Mueller's team who was also an assistant special prosecutor on the Watergate probe.

The New York Times reported earlier this year that those reports led to Trump seeking to fire Mueller in December.

Deutsche Bank ended up settling with the government on the mortgage front for $7.2 billion just days before Trump took office last January. »

Kansspelcommissie trekt ten strijde tegen FIFA 18 (en 19)

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Drie ontwikkelaars gingen door de knieën, maar Electronic Arts (EA) weigert zogenoemde loot boxes uit het populaire spel FIFA 18 aan te passen.

Eerder gaven ontwikkelaars Valve en 2K Games al te kennen loot boxes niet langer tegen echt geld aan te bieden.

“Als die ons ongelijk geeft, dan zullen we ervoor pleiten om de kansspelwet te herzien, zodat we de loot boxes wel kunnen aanpakken. »