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Prosecutors seek higher sentence for Chauvin in Floyd death MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors are asking a judge to give Derek Chauvin a more severe penalty than state guidelines call for when he is sentenced in June for George Floyd's death, arguing in

What the United States can learn from Canada’s cannabis clarity

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Marijuana social equity: Seeds planted but will they grow?

Marijuana social equity: Seeds planted but will they grow?

DENVER — Terrence Hewing was working for a package delivery company in 2007 when police approached his cargo van in suburban Denver.
Black inmate's death in Texas jail struggle ruled homicide

Black inmate's death in Texas jail struggle ruled homicide

MCKINNEY, Texas — The death of a Black man while struggling with detention officers at a Texas jail during what his family members say probably was a mental health crisis has been ruled a homicide.
Free rides and beer: Incentives are added to vaccine drive

Free rides and beer: Incentives are added to vaccine drive

Free beer, pot and doughnuts. Savings bonds. A chance to win an all-terrain vehicle. Places around the U.S. are offering incentives to try to energize the nation’s slowing vaccination drive and get Americans to roll up their sleeves.
S&P/TSX composite falls on drop in materials sector, loonie tops 81 cents US

S&P/TSX composite falls on drop in materials sector, loonie tops 81 cents US

TORONTO — A supportive environment bolstered U.S. stock markets and Canada's main stock index dipped on lower metals prices, while the loonie increased for a seventh-straight day to top 81 cents US. "Strong U.S.
Shopify surges to push TSX within hair of record high, loonie at three-year high

Shopify surges to push TSX within hair of record high, loonie at three-year high

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index set a record high midweek on renewed optimism for a rapid economic recovery that pushed the loonie to its strongest level in more than three years.
Arkansas governor to sign bill nullifying gun restrictions

Arkansas governor to sign bill nullifying gun restrictions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Gov.
Australian who filmed 4 dead and dying police sent to prison

Australian who filmed 4 dead and dying police sent to prison

CANBERRA, Australia — A speeding driver in Australia was sentenced to 10 months in prison on Wednesday for offences including what a judge described as the ”heartless, cruel and disgraceful” filming of four dead and dying police officers who had just

Greece coast guard divers seize cocaine from cargo ship

ATHENS, Greece — Greek authorities say coast guard divers have seized more than 46 kilograms (101 pounds) of cocaine found hidden behind a water intake grate in the hull of a cargo ship that arrived in Greece from Brazil.