Daily Archives: June 7, 2018

Senate votes to pass recreational legalization of pot

Senators have voted to pass the Trudeau government’s landmark legislation to lift Canada’s 95-year-old prohibition on recreational cannabis by a vote of 56 to 30 with one abstention. Despite the resolute opposition of the 32 Conservative senators, and trepidation among some independent senators, Bill C-45 now moves back to the House of Commons. MPs there will now have to decide what ...

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Medical examiner confirms how Kate Spade died

New York City’s chief medical examiner has ruled fashion designer Kate Spade’s death a suicide by hanging. The determination was released Thursday, two days after the 55-year-old Spade was found dead in her Park Avenue apartment. A housekeeper discovered her body in her bedroom. Police say she left a note that pointed to “a tragic suicide.” Spade’s husband and business ...

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Woman survives 6 nights lost in Australian wilderness after falling, being knocked unconscious

In this image taken from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation video, South Korean backpacker Joohee Han, 25, center, is assisted to a hospital after being rescued by helicopter, Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Tully, Queensland, Australia.  (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP) A South Korean tourist was rescued on Thursday after being lost for nearly a week in the Australian wilderness when ...

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Plastic waste in Antarctica reveals scale of global pollution

Plastic waste and toxic chemicals found in remote parts of the Antarctic this year add to evidence that pollution is spreading to the ends of the Earth, environmental group Greenpeace said on Thursday. Microplastics — tiny bits of plastic from the breakdown of everything from shopping bags to car tIres — were detected in nine of 17 water samples collected off the Antarctic peninsula by a Greenpeace vessel ...

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7 things you need to know about the G7

You’ve probably heard the name G7, or Group of Seven — the title given to an association of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful countries, and to the annual gatherings of their political leaders. But what exactly does this group do? How it was formed and what sets it apart from other international organizations? Here are seven things worth knowing about the ...

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American firms will be hit hard by retaliatory tariffs

Riding for a fall “LOOK at all these bikers…we love the bikers!” declared the pre-presidential Donald Trump, surveying a crowd of motorcycle-owners gathered by the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, in 2016. Riders of Harley-Davidsons, in particular, have been among Mr Trump’s noisiest supporters since the early days of his campaign. Riders of “hogs” often see themselves as rowdy rebels. ...

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