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State Budget Passes, Marijuana Bill Blocked

Members of the Vermont House of Representatives decided late last night to block a marijuana depenalization measure, H. The House would have needed to agree to suspend legislative rules so that it could have been considered during the current veto session.

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India, Portugal sign 11 pacts to boost bilateral ties

Modi will visit Portugal on Saturday before his trip to the U.S. on June 26 and is expected to be on a whirlwind tour to the Netherlands on June 27. He said, Portuguese economic rebound and strong growth in India offer excellent opportunities for the two countries. "We're certainly eager to deepen the strategic partnership with India", he said.

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Darjeeling crisis: GJM chief Bimal Gurung threatens to intensify stir

The Calcutta High Court today directed that notice be served on the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung by all means possible in a PIL challenging the indefinite bandh called by the party in the Darjeeling hills. Other states should react responsibly. "The fulfillment of the constitutional demand of the people of the Darjeeling hills, which is deeply connected with the national identity of the Indian Gorkhas , will provide long-awaited justice to their patriotism", he added.

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Britain, EU begin formal Brexit talks

This is a stark retreat from Davis' core demands before the talks, where he had called for parallel talks on both aspects of the process. The UK appears to have bowed down, and accepted the agenda of the European Union as the long-anticipated talks for Brexit , i.e.

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HLDI Reports Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Leads to More Collision Claims

Since the three states legalized recreational marijuana, Colorado had a 14 percent increase of collision claims compared to Nebraska, Utah and Wyoming, Washington had a 6.2 percent increase compared to Montana and Idaho, while OR had a 4.5 percent increase compared to Idaho, Montana and Nevada.

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More people were forcibly displaced in 2016 than ever before

The UN estimates more than 3.3 million Afghan people are displaced across Afghanistan and Pakistan, with more than 1.1 million people returning from neighbouring countries since January 2016. He also recalled the burden that lay on some of the poorest countries in the world - 84% of the displaced live in poor countries and countries with middle income.