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2020 hopeful Buttigieg pitches plan to fight systemic racism

Sara Burnett, The Associated Press

Natural health products join endocannabinoid hype

Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press

Medical marijuana may be more accessible in New Jersey

Mike Catalini, The Associated Press

FREEHOLD, N.J. - New Jersey expanded its medical marijuana program, including increasing the number of illnesses eligible for cannabis use, boosting the amount that can be dispensed and raising the number of cultivator permits, under a broad new law.

Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, signed the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act on Tuesday at a tavern in Freehold known for holding charitable fundraisers.

In the news today, July 2

The Canadian Press


Mom who tried to kill baby held in his death 11 years later

Olga R. Rodriguez And Amy Beth Hanson, The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO - A woman who was prosecuted in Montana for trying to drown her baby son more than a decade ago has been accused of killing the now 12-year-old boy by drowning him in California, authorities said Monday.

Teen driver charged in deaths of Auburn broadcaster, wife

The Associated Press

AUBURN, Ala. - Police have charged a 16-year-old with two counts of manslaughter in the car crash that killed Auburn broadcaster Rod Bramblett and his wife.

Sri Lanka recruits 2 hangmen ahead of planned execution

Bharatha Mallawarachi, The Associated Press

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lankan prison authorities have recruited two hangmen ahead of planned executions that would end a 43-year old moratorium on death penalty, an official said on Monday.

Cannabis use rose in Canada ahead of legalization: UN

The Canadian Press

The United Nations' latest world drug report shows more Canadians started using cannabis each year in the lead-up to the drug's legalization for recreational use.

Former NFL WR Green-Beckham charged with pot possession

The Associated Press, AP Member

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Former NFL wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been charged with jumping out of a window with marijuana in his pocket as officers served a search warrant at a Missouri home late last year.

New Senate, slower legislating

Christian Paas-Lang, The Canadian Press

Autopsy: Naked teen fatally shot by police hit 4 times

The Associated Press

EDMOND, Okla. - An autopsy report released by an attorney for the family of an unarmed, black teenager who was naked when suburban Oklahoma City police fatally shot him says he was hit four times by gunfire.

California gas tax rises another 6 cents a gallon Monday

Don Thompson, The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California's nation-leading gas prices are set to climb even higher Monday, when the state gas tax increases another 5.6 cents a gallon.