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Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana

Legalization in Illinois also means that nearly 800,000 people with criminal records for purchasing or possessing 30 grams of marijuana or less may have those records expunged. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois’ new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation legalizing small amounts of marijuana for recreational …

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Red Sox reinstate Wright after 80-game ban

The Boston Red Sox have reinstated right-hander Steven Wright the team announced. The 34-year-old received an 80-game suspension on March 6 after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance during an offseason test. He lost his appeal and he is ineligible to play in any postseason games this year. In January, Wright and …

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IOC president cautions against profit-driven sports events

International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach from Germany speaks during the 134th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), at the SwissTech Convention Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. KEYSTONE VIA AP JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND Seeking to protect sports bodies from independently run events, IOC President Thomas Bach …

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Waste giant Biffa guilty of sending nappies to China

Biffa has been convicted of breaking the law by sending household rubbish to China that was labelled as waste paper. Instead, the bundles included nappies, sanitary towels and condoms, according to the Environment Agency,  which prosecuted the waste giant. The waste management firm was found guilty in a three-week jury trial …

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Stephanie Grisham named new White House press secretary

She currently serves as communications director for first lady Melania Trump. Stephanie Grisham during the annual Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn, on June 21, 2019, in Washington.Jacquelyn Martin / AP First lady Melania Trump announced on Tuesday that her communications director, Stephanie Grisham, will now serve as White House …

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Hats From the Royal Ascot

The Royal Ascot is a five-day event tagged as “Britain’s most valuable race meeting, attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses to compete for millions of pounds in prize money.” As usual, the ladies always try to steal the attention from the horses and when it came to their hats, …

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Where did the $450 million art “Salvador Mundi “ go?

Immediately the bid for Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” hit $200 million there was an audible gasp in the auction room. At the $300 million mark, onlookers broke into applause. By that time the painting sold for $450.3 million, Christie’s in New York had witnessed one of the most dramatic …

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