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Colorado has now made more than $1 billion from pot sales

Colorado, the pioneering state for pot peddling, has now made more than $1 billion in revenue since it legalized marijuana sales in 2014. The Colorado Department of Revenue announced this week that the combined marijuana tax, license and fee revenue had reached $1.02 billion, and marijuana sales alone have exceeded $6.56 billion. “This industry is…

A baby boy has died weeks after being cut from his mother’s womb

A baby cut from his mother’s womb during a brutal attack in April has died, a family spokeswoman said. Yovanny Jadiel Lopez had been in intensive care since his mother, Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, was killed in Chicago. The infant died Friday due to a severe brain injury, Julie Contreras said. The baby’s condition earlier this week…

Coal country’s message to Trump: We want jobs of the future

Coal country’s message to Trump: We want jobs of the future

By Heather Long Tyra Johnson grew up in coal country. She was never a miner, but she feels a part of the “tribe.” Her childhood memories are filled with trains laden with coal. They passed right through her hometown of Beattyville, in eastern Kentucky. She recalls how the trains were so loud that the Sunday…

Golfing great Arnold Palmer dead at 87

Golfing great Arnold Palmer dead at 87

Arnold Palmer, known as “the King” for his transformative legacy in golf, died at the age of 87, according to the US Golf Association.

40 dead in ISIS attack on Iraqi Shiite shrine, officials say

40 dead in ISIS attack on Iraqi Shiite shrine, officials say

By Hamdi Alkhshali and Angela Dewan, CNN   At least 40 people were killed and 74 others wounded in an ISIS attack on a Shiite mausoleum in Balad, Iraq, Ministry of Health spokesman Ahmed al-Rideini said Friday. The Thursday night attack follows the truck bombing of a shopping district in the capital, Baghdad, on Sunday, in…

Woman live-streams aftermath of fatal officer-involved shooting

Woman live-streams aftermath of fatal officer-involved shooting

[van id=”us/2016/07/07/graphic-video-minnesota-police-shooting-philando-castile-ryan-young-pkg-nd.cnn”] By Eliott C. McLaughlin, Joshua Berlinger and Sheena Jones,CNN As Philando Castile’s head slumps backward while he lies dying next to her, Diamond Reynolds looks directly into the camera and explains that a Minnesota police officer just shot her boyfriend four times. The nation is, by now, accustomed to grainy cell phone videos…

Pat Summitt, legendary women’s basketball coach, dead at 64

Pat Summitt, legendary women’s basketball coach, dead at 64

By Joshua Berlinger and AJ Willingham, CNN Pat Summitt, who built the University of Tennessee’s Lady Volunteers into a perennial power on the way to becoming the winningest coach in the history of major college basketball, has died. Summitt passed away Tuesday after battling early onset dementia, “Alzheimer’s type,” according to a statement from the Pat…

$6M donated for 100K children in US to see “Hamilton”

(NEW YORK) The Rockefeller Foundation says it is giving $6 million to help 100,000 school children across the U.S. see the Tony Award-winning musical “Hamilton.” The foundation said Thursday the funding would allow students as some schools in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and the District of Columbia to see the show for $10. Plans are…

Donald Trump on recording: Not me

Donald Trump on recording: Not me

Donald Trump said Friday that a newly resurfaced recording of a man who sounds like Trump posing as his spokesman isn’t him — even though he has admitted in the past to posing as his own publicist under a pseudonym.