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Oh The Stigma | White House weighs controversial plan on mental illness and mass shootings – The Washington Post

The proposal pushed by a former NBC chairman would monitor phones and watches of the mentally ill. Source: White House weighs controversial plan on mental illness and mass shootings – The Washington Post

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Will marijuana become legal in New York in 2020? | WBFO

With support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and many members of the state legislature, 2020 could be the year when New York legalizes the adult use of recreational Source: Will marijuana become legal in New York in 2020? | WBFO

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Alabama Legislature’s Study Commission Recommends Medical Marijuana Be Legalized | Marijuana Moment

An official panel created by the Alabama legislature is recommending that the state legalize medical marijuana. Twelve of the 18 members of the Medical Cannabis Study Commission voted on Friday to support the passage of a bill that would establish a medical cannabis program for qualifying patients. Three members of the group voted against the […]

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Former child star of ‘Matilda’ movie slams JK Rowling for trans tweet

The former child actress Mara Wilson, who’s famed for her starring role in 1996’s Matilda, gave a blistering response to JK Rowling’s ‘transphobic’ tweet. Source: Former child star of ‘Matilda’ movie slams JK Rowling for trans tweet

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Meet The First Candidate for Public Office in Peru with Down Syndrome : World : Latin Post

Bryan Russell has Down syndrome, but that’s not stopping him from making a difference in his community. He is officially the first in the world to run for a publicly elected office despite his condition. Source: Meet The First Candidate for Public Office in Peru with Down Syndrome : World : Latin Post

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Peruvian man could be first person with Down syndrome elected to public office

Previously the first person with Down syndrome in Peru to get a university degree, Bryan Russell is now looking to take on corruption in his country. Source: Peruvian man could be first person with Down syndrome elected to public office

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Democrats Debate Whether ‘Medicare For All’ Is ‘Realistic’ | California Healthline

Candidates again sparred over “Medicare for All” and other approaches to health reform — but this time they waited more than two hours before wading into health policy issues. Source: Democrats Debate Whether ‘Medicare For All’ Is ‘Realistic’ | California Healthline