The Daily Populous

Saturday August 29th, 2020 morning edition

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House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) announced on Friday that lawmakers would be voting next month on a bill to decriminalize marijuana federally, leaving regulation up to the states.

The vote would mark the first time either chamber of Congress ever voted on decriminalization of marijuana.

In a Friday email to lawmakers, Clyburn said the House would take up the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, first introduced by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), which would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act.

BREAKING: The U.S. House will vote on a bill to remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act.

Rep. Nadler, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, previously introduced the bill in committee last year where it passed by a 24-10 vote.

In a statement to Marijuana Moment, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), a known advocate for marijuana reform, said the bill was an opportunity to make amends for decades of discriminatory law enforcement.

Despite a somewhat recent Gallup poll showing that two-thirds of Americans support legalizing marijuana, Joe Biden, the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, has declined to endorse full legalization. »

Trump International Hotel Vancouver is permanently closed

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Three and a half years after it first opened its doors, Trump International Hotel and Tower Vancouver has permanently shuttered.

A letter from the strata council on Thursday also informed condominium owners that the hotel operator had laid off all staff, filed for bankruptcy, and permanently closed.

And as of Friday at 1 pm PT, the Trump Vancouver hotel website has disappeared, and now redirects to the Trump Hotels global website, which no longer lists the Vancouver property. »

Apple has now terminated Epic’s App Store account following legal dispute between the two companies [U]

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As previously warned by Apple, Epic’s App Store account has now been terminated due to the Fortnite developer knowingly violating App Store policy.

Once Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store, Epic Games started a public campaign and a legal battle against Apple, which led the Cupertino-based company to announce that it would terminate Epic’s developer account.

Update: Apple has now shared an official statement about terminating Epic’s App Store account. »

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 and GeForce RTX 3080 specifications leaked

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According to our sources, NVIDIA is set to launch three SKUs in September: RTX 3090 24GB, RTX 3080 10GB and RTX 3070 8GB.

We have learned that board partners are also preparing a second variant of the RTX 3080 featuring twice the memory (20GB).

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 features GA102-300 GPU with 5248 cores and 24GB of GDDR6X memory across a 384-bit bus. »

Turkish lawyer Ebru Timtik dies on hunger strike demanding fair trial - Region - World

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A human rights lawyer in Turkey has died of a hunger strike she launched in prison to demand a fair trial for herself and colleagues, an attorney's group said.

Ebru Timtik, 42, died in a hospital in Istanbul late Thursday, the Progressive Lawyers' Association said.

Timtik's death comes months after two members of a left-wing popular folk group that is banned in Turkey also died of a hunger strike. »