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  • Colorado has now made more than $1 billion from pot sales

    Colorado, the pioneering state for pot peddling, has now made more than $1 billion in revenue since it legalized marijuana sales in 2014. The Colorado Department of Revenue announced this week that the combined marijuana tax, license and fee revenue had reached $1.02 billion, and marijuana sales alone have exceeded $6.56 billion. “This industry is helping grow our economy by creating jobs and generating valuable revenue that is going towards preventing youth consumption, protecting public health and safety and investing in public […]

  • The Toronto Raptors win Canada’s first NBA championship

    The Toronto Raptors became the 2019 NBA champions Thursday, and they are the first team outside the US to do it. Game 6 of the NBA Finals was tight, going back and forth between the Raptors and the Golden State Warriors. But the Raptors took the game in the end with a 114-110 for a 4-2 series victory. The match ended the 2019 championship series and was a first-time win for the Raptors, who made their NBA Finals debut in […]

  • At least 36 people dead in one of India’s longest heatwaves

    At least 36 people have died this summer in one of India’s longest heat waves in recent history, Anshu Priya, a spokeswoman for India’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), told CNN. Intense heat has scorched the country for more than 30 consecutive days, primarily in northern and central India. Temperatures reached 48 degrees Celsius (118 degrees Fahrenheit) in New Delhi on June 10 — the highest ever recorded in the capital in June. In Churu, in the western state of […]

  • What’s going on in Sudan and what the US is doing about it — explained

    What started as a protest against an authoritarian President in Sudan turned into jubilation and dancing on the streets this year after he was deposed. But instead of the new beginning that protesters had yearned for, months of chaos and bloodshed have followed and dominated news coverage worldwide. How did one of Africa’s largest nations go from ending a dictator’s brutal 30-year reign to deadly street crackdowns? Here are some answers. How did it all begin? Everything started in December with […]

  • Federal office says Kellyanne Conway should be removed for violating Hatch Act

    A federal agency is recommending that White House adviser Kellyanne Conway be removed from federal service, saying she violated the Hatch Act on numerous occasions. The US Office of Special Counsel said Conway erred by making “disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media.” The office is unrelated to Robert Mueller and his investigation. Special counsel Henry Kerner wrote in a letter to President Donald Trump Thursday that his office’s investigative […]

  • A Cincinnati company made a Pride mural out of 26,000 Post-It notes

    A Cincinnati skyscraper had 26,000 Post-It notes pasted onto its windows to create a Pride mural. The mural covered 96 windows on seven stories, extending from the 9th to the 16th floors. More than 100 Cincinnati Bell employees created the mural at the headquarters Wednesday, which spells out ‘PRIDE’ in the colors of the Pride flag, CNN affiliate WLWT reported. The company will also illuminate its signage on top of the building using Pride colors for the month of June […]

  • KFC is launching a vegan chicken burger in the UK

    KFC is jumping on the meat-free bandwagon, launching a vegan version of its signature crispy chicken burger in the United Kingdom. The fast food chain is calling its first plant-based offering “The Imposter.” The burger, which uses a Quorn fillet and vegan mayo, will be sold at select restaurants for four weeks starting June 17. Quorn is a meat substitute that gets its protein content from a fermented fungus. KFC describes the burger as “a triumph of deception.” KFC is […]

  • Jessica Biel says she’s not against vaccinations

    Actress Jessica Biel is speaking out about her meetings with California lawmakers and anti-vaccination advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to discuss a controversial vaccine bill. “I am not against vaccinations,” Biel wrote in an Instagram post on Thursday. “I support children getting vaccinations and I also support families having the right to make educated medical decisions for their children alongside their physicians.” SB 276, which is currently under review, is a California state bill that seeks to limit medical exemptions […]

  • Burger King will sell upside-down Whoppers to celebrate ‘Stranger Things’

    Burger King has figured out how to serve Whoppers upside-down in 1980s-era packaging and turn that into a marketing opportunity. In a partnership with Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” the hamburger chain announced it will soon sell an “Upside-Down Whopper” sandwich, which is just a regular Whopper served with the bottom of the bun on the top of the burger and the top of the bun on the bottom. It’s just like a normal Whopper, but upside-down. The Upside-Down is an alternative […]

  • Oil prices surge after tankers attacked near the Iranian coast

    Crude oil futures surged more than 4% on Thursday after two tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman, a key waterway used to transport energy supplies from the Middle East. The Japanese owner of the Kokuka Courageous told CNN the 27,000-ton tanker had been attacked “by some sort of shell” off Fujairah, a port in the United Arab Emirates. The ship suffered damage to its starboard hull. The ship’s operator, Singapore-based BSM Ship Management, said in a statement that […]

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