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California governor wants to end tax on tampons, diapers

Kathleen Ronayne, The Associated Press

Myanmar extends detention of American accused of growing pot

The Associated Press

MANDALAY, Myanmar - A Myanmar court on Tuesday allowed police to detain an American entrepreneur accused of operating a marijuana plantation for two more weeks while he is investigated.

John Frederic Todoroki and two Myanmar co-workers appeared in court in Mandalay region's Myingyan district for the first time since their April 23 arrests. They could face charges carrying penalties of up to 10 years' imprisonment.

Australian prime minister hit with egg in protest

Rod McGuirk, The Associated Press

CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's prime minister was hit on the head with an egg, and a 70-year-old woman was knocked off her feet Tuesday during a protest ahead of a general election next week.

The egg appeared to strike Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the back of the head and then bounce off without breaking as he spoke to a rural women's conference in the town of Albury.

Denver 'magic mushroom' measure appears headed for defeat

Kathleen Foody, The Associated Press

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Man pleads not guilty over talks to avenge mosque attacks

The Associated Press

MISSOULA, Mont. - A New York man pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges in Montana that he lied to authorities about discussions he had about joining ISIS and attacking random people to avenge shootings at two New Zealand mosques.

Tennessee speaker's top aide admits using cocaine at work

Kimberlee Kruesi, The Associated Press

NASHVILLE - The Tennessee House speaker's chief of staff on Monday admitted using cocaine in a legislative office building when he held a previous job, but he did not directly respond to allegations that he also had sent texts using a racial slur and calling black people idiots.

Markets stage comeback from deep losses

Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

The Canadian Press

Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:

Denver voters to decide legalizing 'magic mushrooms'

Kathleen Foody, The Associated Press

Arkansas police fire officer who fatally shot motorist

Hannah Grabenstein, The Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Police in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Monday fired a white officer who killed a black motorist, saying he violated departmental policy when he shot at least 15 times through the moving car's windshield.

U.S. fund to vote no on Canopy-Acreage deal

The Canadian Press

In the news today, May 6

The Canadian Press

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