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United Nations loosens global controls on cannabis

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Shell begins permanent shutdown of Convent refinery in Louisiana

Royal Dutch Shell Plc began the permanent shutdown of its 211,146 barrel-per-day (bpd) Convent, Louisiana refinery, the company said on Tuesday. Sources familiar with plant...

‘An Airborne Engine’ – Bentley hires five jets to fly car parts to Britain during a disorderly Brexit

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Inflation expectations at highest since 2019

Market expectations of inflation on Wednesday were headed higher on renewed hopes that Congress could pass a COVID-19 stimulus package, after yesterday reaching 18-month...

U.S. private companies miss payroll expectations in November

U.S. private payrolls increased less than expected in November, likely hampered by business restrictions due to increases in COVID-19 infections, adding to signs of...

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Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday independent businesses selling on its platform crossed $4.8 billion in worldwide sales from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, an...

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Group of men demolish Monolith sculpture in Utah desert

The mysterious metal column found standing inexplicably in a remote part of Utah's desert last month was knocked down and dismantled by a group...

Judge declines to sanction Trump campaign, throws out ‘meritless sanction request’ by democrat lawyers

A federal judge in Michigan has declined to reprimand President Donald Trump's campaign for submitting a court document that opposing lawyers said was purposefully...

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Private U.S. companies have the right under the law to require employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but are unlikely to do so because...

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Democrats in MA approve major police reform bill, banning choke-holds and removing some protections for officers

Massachusetts lawmakers on Tuesday approved a major police reform bill in the wake of protests over George Floyd's death in Minneapolis that creates a...

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North Korean hackers target vaccine makers in the hunt for COVID research

A group of hackers, suspected to be North Korean, have recently tried to break into at least nine health organizations, including pharmaceutical giant Johnson...

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The buzz of tiny rotors has replaced dog barks and bullwhips on this Israeli ranch, where drones are being used to herd and observe...

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