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Marijuana use did not climb following legalization in states: Study

Marijuana use did not climb following legalization in states: Study

iStock/CatEyePerspective(NEW YORK) — Recreational pot has become legal for more Americans, but despite that ease of access, marijuana use hasn’t ignited, a study released Monday found. An article published in The Journal of the American Medical Association found there was no increase in cannabis use among the general population or among previous users after their…read more »

John Hinkley, who tried to assassinate Reagan, granted unconditional release

John Hinkley, who tried to assassinate Reagan, granted unconditional release

Bettmann/ Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A federal judge approved a plan Monday to unconditionally release John Hinckley Jr., who had shot and wounded former President Ronald Reagan in 1981, from all remaining court-ordered restrictions, if he continues to follow rules and agrees to undergo regular mental health examinations. U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman…read more »

Drugging allegations at Northwestern frat houses spark protests

Drugging allegations at Northwestern frat houses spark protests

BSPollard/ iStock(EVANSTON, Ill.) — Northwestern University says it is investigating two fraternity houses after students say they were non-consensually drugged during gatherings at the Evanston, Illinois, campus locations. There is also now a criminal investigation into the incidents by local police. The university has yet to determine how many students were allegedly involved. On Saturday,…read more »

Biden gets COVID-19 booster shot before cameras, pushes vaccinations

Biden gets COVID-19 booster shot before cameras, pushes vaccinations

Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden publicly received his COVID-19 booster shot on Monday afternoon as his administration promotes new booster guidance that has spurred some confusion among Americans on when to get a third dose. “Like I did with my first and second COVID-19 vaccination shot, I’m about to get my booster shot…read more »

WWII veteran finally meets woman who wrote him a letter 12 years ago

WWII veteran finally meets woman who wrote him a letter 12 years ago

Ratstuben/iStock(NEW YORK) — In 2009, when Dashauna Priest was just 9 years old, her third grade class project was to write letters of gratitude to military veterans. Priest’s letter was sent to Frank Grasberger, a World War II veteran, and he’s kept it ever since. “It meant so much to me and touched my heart…read more »

School districts struggle to establish COVID-19 testing, frustrating parents

School districts struggle to establish COVID-19 testing, frustrating parents

valentinrussanov/iStock(NEW YORK) — Angela McCray left her job as a pharmacist to homeschool her three children as pandemic lockdowns closed public schools in Monroe, North Carolina. So when public schools in the region announced reopening plans, she was excited to return her daughter for in-class instruction. But McCray became concerned when her school district –…read more »