The Daily Populous

Tuesday March 26th, 2019 evening edition

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European politicians have voted to pass Article 13 and Article 11 as part of sweeping changes to regulation around online copyright.

A vote on debating amendments – including an amendment to remove Article 13 and the Article 11 ‘link tax’ from the broader copyright legislation – was rejected by just five votes.

The EU's divisive new copyright plan explained What is Article 13?

Read next Inside the giant German protest trying to bring down Article 13 Inside the giant German protest trying to bring down Article 13.

It remains to be seen how the legislation will be implemented in practice, but Article 13 will probably be introduced in two ways.

Arguing in favour of Article 13 were the big record labels and organisations that manage copyright payments on their behalf.

Ultimately, despite all its protestations, YouTube could end up doing rather well out of Article 13. »

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Study shows that patients with or without cancer use different forms of marijuana

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Cancer patients were also more likely to prefer taking oil droplets containing medical marijuana under the tongue than "vaping".

Since 1996, 31 states, including New York in 2014, have legalized medical marijuana.

Specifically, the study found that cancer and non-cancer patients used different dosages of cannabis formulations with dramatically different THC:CBD ratios. »

Jussie Smollett update: Charges against 'Empire' actor dropped

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EMBED >More News Videos Jussie Smollett addressed the media Tuesday after disorderly conduct charges against the "Empire" actor were dropped.

EMBED >More News Videos ABC News Chief Legal Affairs anchor Dan Abrams provides insight into why charges were dropped against 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett.

CHICAGO -- Disorderly conduct charges against actor Jussie Smollett have been dropped, his attorneys and prosecutors said Tuesday. »

Mitch McConnell blocked a resolution to release the full Mueller report, 3 days after saying he wanted 'openness and transparency' about it

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McConnell said before the summary was released that he wanted "as much openness and transparency as possible" about the report.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked a resolution that called for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's full report to be released publicly, three days after he said he wanted "as much openness and transparency as possible" about the report.

McConnell blocked the non-binding resolution in the Senate on Monday, after it passed unanimously through the House. »