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Nine states will decide on legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana. California became the first U.S. state to do away with single-use shopping bags after the controversial measure was approved by voters. The law will allow possession and use by adults of up to an ounce of marijuana and tax marijuana sales 15 percent, which proponents said could generate $20 million a year to help the state's chronically underfunded schools.
  • Trump's Rustbelt strategy was key to win despite polls

    Trump's Rustbelt strategy was key to win despite polls

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    President, it was a great honor being with you, and I look forward to being with you many more times in the future". In an upbeat and conciliatory message in stark contrast to the vicious battle for the presidency, Mr Trump said: "No dream is too big, no challenge is too great".
  • US Election Zuckerberg sure fake news on Facebook didn't sway results

    US Election Zuckerberg sure fake news on Facebook didn't sway results

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    On social media, and on Facebook in particular, several fake news stories appeared in people's newsfeeds alongside real ones, making it harder to distinguish information from misinformation. Its cheery slogan - to make the world more "open and connected" - seemingly invites a broad range of viewpoints, diverse, lively discussion and the free flow of information, rather than censorship.
  • Pence to Lead Trump Transition Team

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    Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison, a Muslim who leads the party's liberal wing, also emerged as a candidate for the job, while former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, whose presidential bid fizzled early this year, said he was taking a "hard look" at running for DNC chairman as well.
  • President-elect Trump open to retaining parts of Obamacare

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    Trump, who repeatedly said on the campaign trail that he would "repeal and replace" the ACA, said the change of heart dated back to suggestions made by President Barack Obama at their Thursday meeting. About 20 million Americans have gained health insurance under the law, reducing the share of the public without coverage to below 10 percent, the lowest level recorded.
  • Gunman is dead after fatal attack in California poll booth

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    However, the shooting "had nothing to do with the ballot or voting", Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. John Corina said. Authorities in California say a gunman is dead after killing a man and critically wounding two women not far from two polling places that were closed as a result.
  • Sorry anxious Americans, becoming a Canadian isn't that easy

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    The statement said Trudeau and Trump "reiterated the importance of the Canada-United States bilateral relationship, and discussed various areas of mutual interest". The countries have two of the largest trading partners of the United States, which definitely will strongly affect the economy. Trump has threatened to impose tariffs of up to 35 percent on Mexican-made goods and said he would scrap NAFTA if he can not renegotiate what he calls the "worst deal ever".
  • Clinton, Trump make final appeals on the eve of Election Day

    Clinton, Trump make final appeals on the eve of Election Day

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    Since the nation has voted and he may just be the next commander in chief, it is best to believe that he will ensure that global trade flourishes, period. Comey's move capped a stunning chapter in the bitter, deeply divisive contest. In a nod to the deep divisions that await the next president, Clinton said she'd come to "regret deeply how angry the tone of the campaign became".
  • NEeMA, the woman many called Leonard Cohen's protege

    NEeMA, the woman many called Leonard Cohen's protege

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    Buckley's version-hailed as "exquisite", a careening exploration of "glory and sadness, beauty and pain" and a "tiny capsule of humanity"-would later take up a place on Rolling Stone's 500 greatest songs of all time ". For five years, Cohen worked and reworked the song, taking the kind of painstaking care that would later be recognized as a hallmark of his creative process.
  • Alexandria police investigating deadly assault at senior living center

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    The victim has been identified as Hunter Alexander from Alexandria. Sunrise Senior Living bills their facilities as providing "the best possible lifestyle for each resident", their website says . Sunrise refused to give a statement to FOX 5 Friday. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective Bikeramjit Gill with the Alexandria Police Department at 703.746.6751.