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Pot Is Now Legal In Canada. But Admitting To Using It Can Get You Banned From U.S.
— It’s now legal for adults to smoke pot in Canada. But some Canadians have found themselves barred – possibly permanently – if they admit at the U.S. border that they have used marijuana.
— Estevan, Saskatchewan, is just 10 miles north of the border with North Dakota. The town’s mayor, Roy Ludwig, told the CBC that residents have been turned away at the border for admitting to marijuana use.
— “It is a fairly serious concern,” Ludwig said. “Even people that might have smoked it 20, 30 years ago, they’re being asked, ‘Have you ever smoked cannabis?’ when they get to the U.S. border. We understand some people have said yes, that they have, and have been turned back.”
— And the concern is not only that they won’t be able to enter the U.S. once – but that they can be banned permanently.
Federal court: Ohio’s gotta change its tune on purged voters
Cincinnati City Beat
“Failing” NYT signing up subscribers like mad
— The New York Times Co, assailed by a U.S. president who brands it as “failing,” signed up more than 200,000 paying online subscribers in the third quarter, helping it top Wall Street estimates for both profit and revenue.
— Shares in the publisher rose 8 percent after quarterly results on Thursday showed digital-only subscribers rose to 3.1 million at the end of September, the result of a combination of aggressive discounting and heavy spending on marketing.
— The company’s stock has now risen 54 percent in value this year.
Early voting by young people leaps 500% in Texas, Georgia
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>>> Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old model in a lawsuit filed Wednesday, making her the youngest of the mogul’s alleged victims to have come forward. (Vice News)
Train station dig unearths hundreds of long-buried skeletons
The (London) Evening Standard
— Archaeologists are investigating 10,000 years of history on the rail line being built from London to the West Midlands, the company said.
— Neolithic tools, medieval pottery and Victorian time capsules have already been discovered.
— In total, more than a thousand archaeologists are set to explore more than 60 separate sites, from prehistoric and Roman settlements to those from the Industrial Revolution and the Second World War.
Missouri candidate’s children beg voters to reject him
— “If he gets elected, it would legitimize him. Then he would become a state official, and he’s saying that Jews shouldn’t even have civil rights.
Chinese-style web authoritarianism growing around the world
–– “Democracies are struggling in the digital age, while China is exporting its model of censorship and surveillance to control information both inside and outside its borders,” said Michael Abramowitz, president of Freedom House.
The Well-Regulated Militia!
Dog shoots hunter
Las Cruces Sun News
— “Charlie (A Rottweiller) got his foot in the trigger of the gun and I leaned forward and he slipped off the seat and caught the trigger — and it shot,” Tex Gilligan said. “It was a freak accident but it’s true, that’s what happened.”
— The shotgun — in the backseat of the pickup, along with Charlie — fired through Gilligan’s front driver’s seat. The bullet went through Gilligan’s back, breaking a few ribs and shattering his collar bone, and caused other, severe injuries.