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Medical marijuana seen at risk following move by Sessions

When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions green-lighted federal prosecutions of marijuana lawbreakers, the vast majority of U.S. states that allow some form of medical marijuana were unexpectedly placed at risk of a crackdown and are warily watching developments. Forty six states — including Sessions’ home state of Alabama — have legalized some form of medical marijuana in recent years, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Eight of those states also allow recreational marijuana. Among the guidance that Sessions rescinded was the so-called Ogden Memorandum of 2009 that instructed…

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Small risk of breast cancer seen with hormone contraceptives

Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a large Danish study suggests that, like older pills, they still modestly raise the risk of breast cancer, especially with long-term use. Researchers found a similar breast cancer risk with the progestin-only intrauterine device, and they couldn’t rule out a risk for other hormonal contraceptives like the patch and the implant. But the overall increased risk was small, amounting to one extra case of breast cancer among 7,700 women using such contraceptives…

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“#MoyesOUT”: Some West Ham fans have seen enough of David Moyes already

David Moyes would have been hoping for a better start to life as West Ham manager Sunday, November 19, 2017 David Moyes’ reign at West Ham couldn’t have started any worse as Will Hughes put Watford in front after just 11 minutes. Naturally, a selection of Hammers decided that they had seen enough.  It wasn’t long before Twitter’s favourite hashtag got going. Scroll down for some of the funniest tweets. Let’s block ads! (Why?)

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Threatened medical deduction seen as valuable, versatile

Several million people unlucky enough to face big medical bills not covered by their insurance would lose a valuable and versatile deduction under the House GOP tax bill. Groups representing older people and patients are trying to save it. “Anybody who is paying for the cost of nursing home care is paying a great deal of money, and they are going to lose that deduction, and their taxes are going to go up,” said Thomas DeCoursey, a retired lawyer from Kansas, in his 70s. He relies on the deduction to…

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'Chelsea selling Nemanja Matic was the biggest act of lunacy I’ve seen in football,' says Ray Wilkins

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Chelsea are paying the price for selling Nemanja Matic to Manchester United in the summer, according to Ray Wilkins. Antonio Conte is finding his second year as Blues boss much more difficult than his first, when he led the club to Premier League title glory. Chelsea are nine points adrift of league leaders Manchester City, having lost three of their ten top-flight games this season, while they were easily beaten by Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday night. According to former assistant boss and star player…

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Maine Medicaid expansion vote seen as Obamacare referendum

The roiling national debate over the government’s proper role in health care is coming to a head in a state more commonly known for moose, lobster and L.L. Bean. On Nov. 7, voters in Maine will decide whether to join 31 other states and expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. It is the first time since the law took effect nearly four years ago that the expansion question has been put to voters. The ballot measure comes after Maine’s Republican governor vetoed five attempts by the…

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These incredible chocolate couture dresses have to be seen to be believed

Look, bodily contact with chocolate does not necessarily bring the words “chic” or “couture” to mind. Remember that infamous chocolate bath ill-fated couple Richie and Alex took on The Bachelor last season? Of course you do! Who could forget. One of the chocolate creations at the gala event.  Photo: Twitter/AngieGreaves The infamous chocolate bath. Photo: Tenplay But we digress.  There was an event on the weekend that actually made wearable chocolate (we’re not totally clear on the science/germ factor behind wearing chocolate and how it would not melt upon bodily contact, or even if it’s edible)…

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