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Marijuana Painkillers May Be Secret Weapons Against Opioid Epidemic

A number of pharmaceutical companies are in the process of developing marijuana-based painkillers as an alternative to opioids after widespread abuse has ravaged communities across the U.S., according to Reuters. Cannabis has been used for decades to manage pain with products becoming more and more sophisticated and available across the U.S. as 29 have legalized medical marijuana While there are ...

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German Anti-Terror Police Force Seize Weaponry From Right-Wing Extremists

German Anti-Terror police have seized weaponry from a group of right-wing extremists operating training camps in German forests, The Telegraph reported. Long-range guns, ammunition and drugs were among the items found during the raids, according to the State Office of Criminal Investigations. Right-wing propaganda, cellphones and computers were found by police at 14 properties in Thuringia, Erfurt and Göttingen. Thuringia ...

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US Judge Halts Deportation of 100 Iraqi Christians Over Torture Concerns

US District Judge Mark Goldsmith temporarily blocked the deportation of over 100 Iraqi nationals in Michigan after their lawyers said they face persecution and torture in Iraq due to their religion on Thursday, according to Al Jazeera. Judge Goldsmith issued an order staying the deportation for at least two weeks while he decides whether he has jurisdiction on the matter, ...

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North Korean Spokesman: Sudden Death Of Otto Warmbier A ‘Mystery’

The official Chinese news agency Xinhua reported Friday North Korea said the death of American college student Otto Warmbier days after his release was a “mystery,” as his health indicators and examination results were all normal when he left the country. A spokesman North Korea’s foreign ministry said the the country gave Warmbier all available medical treatment and care on ...

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Donald Trump nominates NFL team owner Woody Johnson as envoy to Britain

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has announced he will formally nominate Republican fundraiser and American football team owner Woody Johnson to be his ambassador to Britain. The pick had been expected since January, when the then President-elect announced his intention to tap Johnson as envoy to Washington’s closest European ally during a leadership lunch with congressional Republicans and incoming cabinet ...

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Mosul ‘liberation’ in a few days: Iraqi PM

Author: Reuters Fri, 2017-06-23 05:20 ID: 1498171609429254200 IRBIL: The “liberation” of the city of Mosul from Daesh will be announced in a few days, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi said on Thursday, according to Baghdad-based Al-Sumaria TV. “It’s a matter of a few days and we will announce the total liberation of Mosul,” Al-Abadi told reporters in Baghdad, according to ...

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