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Wednesday September 15th, 2021 night edition

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“He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his loved ones saw him.

He once wrote that ‘a joke should catch someone by surprise, it should never pander.’ He certainly never pandered.

Norm Macdonald: A Career In Photos – Gallery.

He was an SNL cast member from 1993-98, making his greatest impact as the anchor of the show’s “Weekend Update” segments for three seasons.

Regardless of Ohlmeyer’s motives, Macdonald was canned, his Simpson coverage unrivaled at the time for its comic ferocity.

He also did a one-season talker for Netflix, Norm Macdonald Has a Show, in 2018.

Macdonald also appeared on the 2015 Canadian sketch comedy series Sunnyside and was a judge on Last Comic Standing that same year. »

N.J. automatically expunged 360K marijuana cases this summer. There could be more to come.

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New Jersey courts have expunged 362,000 low-level marijuana cases, clearing a massive amount of criminal records in just two months.

The judiciary began vacating and dismissing cases in July, and then expunged them, a step that ultimately clears a person’s record.

People with marijuana cases that were not automatically expunged can file a motion for review with the court. »

Poisoning generations: US company taken to EU court over toxic 'forever chemicals' in landmark case

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US-based Chemours has been named in a landmark case at the EU Court of Justice, over allegations that the chemical giant has worked to prevent action on harmful chemicals.

Chemours, a spinoff from chemical company DuPont which includes popular brands such as Teflon, will substitute now-banned chemical PFOA with so-called GenX chemicals.

The Court of Justice is expected to hand down its judgment on the case of GenX substances in early 2022. »

Taliban takeover of Afghanistan will reshape Middle East, official warns

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“Afghanistan is an earthquake, a shattering, shattering earthquake, and this is going to stay with us for a very, very long time,” the official said on Monday.

“And I don’t think the Americans are going to be a part of the geopolitical struggle over Afghanistan.

The emphasis will be on “trying to make this region less of a pressure cooker”. »

GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger calls Trump 'one of the weakest men that I've ever seen'

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"I mean, [Trump] proved George W.'s point as quickly and as amazingly as you can," Kinzinger told CNN's John Berman.

"To anybody that's still kind of looking at Donald Trump as a standard bearer for the Republican party, this is one of the weakest men that I've ever seen.".

Kinzinger said he "certainly" believes Trump to be weak, for being both easily offended and a fan of punching down. »