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Wednesday July 27th, 2022 evening edition

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 26) — A lawmaker has filed a bill seeking to declare the act of “ghosting” — or ending communication with someone without explanation — a form of emotional abuse.

“Studies have shown that social rejection of any kind activates the same pain pathways in the brain as physical pain, meaning there's a biological link between rejection and pain.

“It can be likened to a form of emotional cruelty and should be punished as an emotional offense,” he added.

In an interview with CNN Philippines' The Final Word on Wednesday, Teves also explained the emotional abuse caused by ghosting is also detrimental to the nation's productivity.

The lawmaker added he did not indicate any proposed penalty as he needs to consult his colleagues in further refining the measure.

We can an impose a penalty of community service for offenders to realize that ghosting is not right," Teves said.

He declared martial law in 1972, and Ninoy Aquino — one of Marcos’ staunchest critics — was assassinated at the tarmac of the airport in 1983. »

Goodbye to grass? More Americans embracing ‘eco-friendly’ lawns and gardens

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But a surge of gardeners, landscapers and homeowners worried about the environment now see it as an anachronism, even a threat.

Some people are experimenting with more “eco-friendly” lawns, seed mixes you can buy with native grasses that aren’t as thirsty or finicky.

Still others are trying to replace lawns, entirely or bit by bit, with garden beds including pollinator-friendly and edible plants. »

Community urges Uvalde council to suspend all city cops who reported to school massacre

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Family members of Uvalde school district students have called on the city council to suspend all city police officers who were on the scene during the May 24 massacre at Robb Elementary School.

Councilman Everaldo "Lalo" Zamora conducts the City Council meeting in Uvalde, Texas, July 26, 2022.

The city force has 39 officers; 24 or 25 of them responded to the emergency calls at Robb Elementary School. »

House Approves Marijuana And Psychedelics Amendments As Part Of Must-Pass Defense Bill

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House debate and votes on the remaining marijuana amendments cleared for floor action will be a multi-day process, but the three that have cleared the chamber so far as part of an en bloc group are especially unique.

Marijuana Moment is tracking more than 1,500 cannabis, psychedelics and drug policy bills in state legislatures and Congress this year.

Learn more about our marijuana bill tracker and become a supporter on Patreon to get access. »

You didn’t win Mega Millions. Here’s when you can go for $1B

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Mega Millions lottery tickets are shown, Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at a lottery retailer in Surfside, Fla. A giant Mega Millions lottery jackpot ballooned to $1.02 billion after no one matched all six numbers and won the top prize.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A giant Mega Millions lottery jackpot ballooned to $1.02 billion after no one matched all six numbers Tuesday night and won the top prize. »