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A vendor bags psilocybin mushrooms at a pop-up cannabis market in Los Angeles on Monday, May 6, 2019. Voters decide this week whether Denver will become the first U.S. city to decriminalize the use of psilocybin, the psychedelic substance in "magic mushrooms." (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
May 08, 2019 - 7:26 pm
DENVER (AP) — Voters narrowly made Denver the first U.S. city to decriminalize psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient in "magic mushrooms." Decriminalization led by a slim 51%, according to preliminary figures on Tuesday's election released by Denver's Election Division. As many as 1,300 votes...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018, file photo, White House Adviser Jared Kushner waves as he arrives at the Office of the United States Trade Representative in Washington. New York City lawmakers voted Wednesday, May 8, 2019 to close the "Kushner loophole" that critics say encourages landlords to file false paperwork with the city. The rule approved by the City Council will require regulators to double-check that landlords are telling the truth in construction permits when they claim to have no specially protected tenants who pay low rates. Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign the new rule into law. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
May 08, 2019 - 6:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers voted Wednesday to close the "Kushner loophole" that critics say encourages landlords to file false paperwork with the city. The rule approved by the City Council will require regulators to double-check that landlords are telling the truth in construction...
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2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks to local residents during an organizing event, Friday, May 3, 2019, in Ames, Iowa.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
May 08, 2019 - 3:41 pm
OSAGE, Iowa (AP) — Before Elizabeth Warren pitches voters on her tax plan, she talks about her memories of her mom's struggle to pay the mortgage. Before she talked about government ethics on a recent stop, she told locals their town reminds her of her Oklahoma home. The personal touch may be...
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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows members of the Syrian Civil Defense workers carrying a victim after a deadly airstrike hit a market killing several people in the village of Ras el-Ain, in the northwestern province of Idlib, Syria, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Opposition activists say government forces have intensified their bombardment of rebel-held towns and villages in northwestern Syria. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
May 08, 2019 - 1:24 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops pushed their way into a northwestern rebel-held enclave Wednesday, clashing with insurgents and capturing a strategically located village at the southern edge, widening an offensive that had previously involved mainly aerial bombings and shelling. The pro-government...
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Visiting from France, Meyer Joseph, center, smokes a cigarette in front of luxury shops while talking with Lily Levy Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Beverly Hills is considering outlawing the sale of tobacco products, a move that would make the glamorous California city the first in the nation to enact such a ban. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 08, 2019 - 2:36 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A fiery debate is breaking out across Beverly Hills as people at tony hair salons, gas stations and stores weigh in on whether the city of the rich and famous should become the first in the U.S. to outlaw the sale of tobacco products everywhere except a few cigar...
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In this Dec. 14, 2017 photo, NTSB investigators, left, who declined to give their names, and Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Lt. Joel Ehler listen as NTSB investigator in charge Peter Kotowski delivers a briefing about the Oakland, Iowa, school bus fire at the Hilton Garden Inn in Council Bluffs, Iowa. An Iowa State Patrol supervisor received $40,000 in relocation benefits as part of a reassignment to western Iowa last year, even as he began claiming a newly built house 120 miles away as his home for tax purposes, a review by The Associated Press shows. The patrol is conducting an internal investigation into whether Joel Ehler, its district manager in Council Bluffs, is in compliance with its residency policy and his moving benefits were handled appropriately. (Rebecca S. Gratz/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
May 07, 2019 - 1:29 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa State Patrol supervisor received $40,000 in relocation benefits as part of a reassignment to western Iowa last year, even as he began claiming a newly built house 120 miles away as his home for tax purposes, a review by The Associated Press shows. The patrol is...
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In this May 4, 2019, photo, a woman makes her way toward Johannesburg suburb of Sandton, background, on a pedestrian bridge that connects it to the black township of Alexandra. Twenty-five years after the end of apartheid, the neighboring suburbs are a stark example of how inequality is still on display in South Africa. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
May 07, 2019 - 5:30 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Perhaps nowhere in today's South Africa is the country's inequality on more dramatic display than in the neighboring Johannesburg suburbs of Sandton and Alexandra. With its gleaming high-rises and lush estates, Sandton is known as Africa's richest square mile. Alexandra, a...
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Ekrem Imamoglu, the new mayor of Turkey's biggest city, Istanbul, right, and Mansur Yavas, the new mayor of Turkish capital, Ankara, both from the main opposition Republican People's Party, leave Kocatepe Mosque after Friday prayers, in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, April 26, 2019. Turkish authorities confirmed last week Imamoglu as the mayor of Istanbul, ending more than two weeks of recounts of the March 31 vote demanded by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
May 06, 2019 - 12:13 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's top election authority voided the election victory of an opposition candidate and ordered a rerun of the mayoral election in Istanbul, ruling Monday in favor of the challenge made by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party to the legitimacy of the vote it narrowly lost...
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This May 2, 2019, photo shows the site of a future park in Hamtramck, Mich., honoring Sarah Garrett, the lead plaintiff in a 1968 lawsuit that accused the city of racial discrimination by destroying black neighborhoods is seen. Hamtramck agreed to build 200 units of single-family housing as a remedy. Three houses still remain to be built. Federal Judge Damon Keith recently died at age 96 without seeing the end of the case. (AP Photo/Ed White)
May 05, 2019 - 8:44 am
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge who worked until his recent death at age 96 left a historic trail of groundbreaking legal opinions. But one case outlived Damon Keith: the longest-running housing discrimination lawsuit in the United States. Keith declared in 1971 that Hamtramck, a tiny...
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Two women walk past a placard carrying a headline from the Saturday Star newspaper, in Soweto township, Johannesburg, South Africa Saturday, May 4, 2019. South Africa's political parties on Saturday swept into the final weekend of campaigning ahead of Wednesday's election in which the ruling African National Congress might find its greatest challenge from within. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
May 04, 2019 - 10:26 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's political parties on Saturday swept into the final weekend of campaigning ahead of Wednesday's election in which the ruling African National Congress might find its greatest challenge from within. Twenty-five years after the racist apartheid system ended, the...
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