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Legal marijuana industry tries to shake ‘stoner’ stereotypes

Legal marijuana industry tries to shake 'stoner' stereotypes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michelle Janikian, who writes about marijuana for publications like Herb, Playboy and Rolling Stone, says after she tells someone what she does for a living, she usually spends the rest of the conversation "trying to act so friendly and mainstream" so they don't think she's stoned. Adam Salcido relates that after…
Delta Sigma Theta pays tribute to soror, the Queen of Soul

Delta Sigma Theta pays tribute to soror, the Queen of Soul

DETROIT (AP) — What began as a thin line swelled into a sea of sisterhood as hundreds of members of Delta Sigma Theta streamed into the rotunda of the Charles H. Wright Museum on Tuesday to pay tribute to the Queen of Soul, a member of the sorority. The moving ceremony, known as the Omega…
Trump accuses Google of rigged search results about him

Trump accuses Google of rigged search results about him

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is accusing Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him "so that almost all stories & news is BAD" — and though he is offering no evidence, a top adviser says the White House is "taking a look" at whether Google should face federal regulation.…
Sentencing underway for ex-Texas cop convicted of murder

Sentencing underway for ex-Texas cop convicted of murder

DALLAS (AP) — Jurors are now deciding the fate of a former Texas police officer who was convicted of murder for fatally shooting a black, unarmed teenager last year in suburban Dallas. Wednesday marks the second day of the sentencing phase in the trial of Roy Oliver, who was convicted Tuesday for the 2017 slaying…
Venezuelans find US asylum surprisingly elusive

Venezuelans find US asylum surprisingly elusive

MIAMI (AP) — One was a Venezuelan army officer who deserted and joined the opposition. The other, a political activist who says he had to flee after pro-government forces attacked his home. They ended up in the U.S., among thousands of their countrymen seeking asylum in what seemed like an obvious place to do so.…