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Wednesday November 4th, 2020 evening edition

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Oregon becomes first US state to decriminalize possession of hard drugs.

A nationwide push to relax drug laws scored significant victories on Tuesday as four states voted to legalize marijuana, and Oregon became the first state to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of hard drugs.

Voters in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota passed state ballot measures to legalize recreational cannabis use, major victories in the movement to undo the harms of cannabis criminalization.

And in Oregon, voters made history by passing the first state law in the US to decriminalize possession of hard drugs including heroin, cocaine and LSD.

The Oregon drug initiative will allow people arrested with small amounts of hard drugs to avoid going to trial, and possible jail time, by paying a $100 fine and attending an addiction recovery program.

The treatment centers will be funded by revenues from legalized marijuana, which was approved in Oregon several years ago.

Oregon voters also approved a measure making it the first state to legalize the therapeutic use of psychedelic mushrooms. »

North Dakota legislature candidate who died from COVID-19 wins election

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A Republican candidate for the state legislature in North Dakota who died from COVID-19 in October won his election Tuesday night.

Election results in North Dakota showed the Bismark-area district going to David Andahl and Dave Nehring.

According to the Associated Press, Andahl died due to complications from COVID-19 at the age of 55 in October. »

Just world beliefs and suffering people — the behaviorist

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If it is true, we can’t make sense of it with our cognitive brains … And that is scary.”.

There are two primary theories for why people believe that suffering in the present will lead to fortuitous rewards in the future.

The researchers hypothesized that individuals expect to be rewarded after experiencing suffering due to either the just-world maintenance explanation or the virtuous suffering explanation. »

Trump claims that election is being stolen, falsely declares victory as votes are being counted

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President Donald Trump issued a statement declaring victory in Tuesday's presidential election, adding that he believes that the election is being stolen.

When Trump spoke from the White House early Wednesday morning, opponent Joe Biden held a narrow 225-214 Electoral College lead.

Despite there not being any obvious reason to do so as of now, Trump vowed to go to the Supreme Court to dispute the election count. »