The Daily Populous

Friday June 28th, 2019 day edition

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(CNN) If you've been arrested for weed in Illinois, you can breathe a sigh of relief.

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker just signed HB 1438 this week, which makes cannabis legal in the state for individuals 21 and over, along with sweeping criminal criminal justice reforms designed to help those whose lives have been upended by the state's drug laws.

In addition to legalizing marijuana, the 610-page bill offers relief to the roughly 770,000 residents of the state with marijuana-related offenses on their criminal records, according to the Marijuana Policy Project.

A new law legalizes weed and helps those caught with it in the past.

The state's new Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, which takes effect in 2020, allows people to automatically receive clemency for convictions up to 30 grams of cannabis.

Those convicted with larger amounts, from 30-500 grams can petition a court to have the charge lifted. »

Jony Ive, iPhone designer, announces Apple departure

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Jony Ive is leaving Apple after more than two decades in which his iconic designs for the Mac, iPod and iPhone turned one of Silicon Valley’s faded giants into the world’s most valuable company and defined a generation of consumer products.

Sir Jonathan is setting up his own new venture, a creative business called LoveFrom, with Apple as its first client.

More coverage Jony Ive and Tim Cook spoke exclusively to the Financial Times about the shake-up at the top of Apple. »

For the first time, Canada adds white supremacists and neo-Nazi groups to its terror organization list

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(CNN) Canada has added to its list of terrorist organizations a neo-Nazi group and its "armed branch," the first time the country has classified white supremacists that way.

Blood and Honour and Combat 18 were labeled terrorist entities last Friday, joining about 60 groups that include al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and the Islamic State.

Under the designation, the groups could have their assets seized and organizations that aid in the terrorist activities would be subject to criminal penalties. »

Paul Rudd Joins Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters 2020’ – Variety

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Paul Rudd is in final negotiations to join Sony’s latest installment of “Ghostbusters.”.

Jason Reitman, whose father Ivan Reitman directed the original “Ghostbusters,” will step into the director’s chair.

“I’ve been wanting to work with Paul Rudd since my short film opened for ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ at Sundance. »

Buttigieg: Republicans have 'lost all claim to ever use religious language' over family separations

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Buttigieg said that Republicans have "lost all claim to ever use religious language again,” pointing to policies like family separations and the treatment of migrant children crossing the border.

“The Republican Party likes to cloak itself in their language of religion,” said Buttigieg, who has been outspoken on the campaign trail about his Episcopalian faith.

He also said that the criminalization of crossing the border without documentation is "the basis of family separation.”. »