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Saturday December 5th, 2020 night edition

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WASHINGTON — The House just voted to decriminalize cannabis, a historic symbolic moment marking Congress’ belated move toward embracing the views held by a large majority of Americans.

The House voted to pass the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act on Friday, the first time either chamber of Congress has ever voted on marijuana decriminalization.

The final vote was 228-164, with most Democrats joined by 5 Republicans and an independent to pass the legislation.

The bill is a major symbolic victory for marijuana rights advocates and criminal justice reform.

But it’s likely not going anywhere anywhere soon: Senate Republicans have indicated there’s no appetite to pass the measure.

The bill would remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act, allowing states to regulate it as they see fit.

In spite of strong evidence of its medicinal properties, marijuana remains a Schedule I drug along with hard drugs like heroin. »

Oscar Isaac To Star As Solid Snake In Sony’s ‘Metal Gear Solid’ Movie

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The film is based on the Metal Gear Solid video game created by Hideo Kojima and published by Konami.

As for Isaac, Metal Gear Solid could give him another major franchise, having already starred in the most recent Star Wars franchise.

Vogt-Roberts is repped by UTA, manager Tom Lassally at 3 Arts, and attorneys Allan Werthiemer and Andy Gawker. »

Rome's Rich Past Stalls Metro Line Expansion

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The Metro A opened in 1980 but took some 20 years to build, the delays caused by archaeology.

Archeologists are trying to pinpoint the areas on downtown thoroughfares and squares where the least damage will be done.

One of the originally planned stops in downtown Rome on Largo Argentina, the heart of ancient Republican Rome, had to be scratched completely. »

Sheriff who refused to enforce restrictions tests positive for Covid-19

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(CNN) As California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered restrictions aimed at curbing a surge of Covid-19 cases , Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones declined to enforce them.

"Yesterday, December 1st, Sheriff Scott Jones received positive test results for Covid-19," the sheriff's office said in a statement .

"He was tested when he developed symptoms late last week after a workplace exposure to an employee that later tested positive.". »

Study links regular use of Fox News, Twitter, and Facebook to reduced knowledge about COVID-19

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New research provides evidence that Americans’ media consumption habits and trust in government predict their level of knowledge about COVID-19.

For their study, the researchers surveyed 1,141 U.S. adults between March 13 and March 18, 2020, regarding their media consumption habits, trust in government, knowledge related to COVID-19, and prejudicial views.

The study, “The Role of News Consumption and Trust in Public Health Leadership in Shaping COVID-19 Knowledge and Prejudice“, was published October 22, 2020. »