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Salem-News.com (April 17, 2018 16:20)

Hemp Farming Act of 2018 to Legalize Hemp and Spur New Markets

The bill would remove industrial hemp from the federal government’s schedule of controlled substances.

(SRING HOPE, NC/GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - McConnell -QuarlesLast week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a bill, The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 which stipulates that hemp will be legalized and removed from the Controlled Substances Act and also makes industrial hemp eligible for crop insurance.

“This Hemp Farming Act sends a clear message to U.S. farmers that they should get started planting as much hemp as they can,” says Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc.

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Salem-News.com (April 16, 2018 12:35)

Comment on Allied Strike on Syria

Was a military response in U.S. interests?

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - trump assad putinOn April 12, 2018, the U.S., Britain, and France launched a strike against Syrian research, storage, and military targets to punish Syrian president Bashar al-Assad for the suspected use of his air power to drop chemical weapons in an attack in the Damascus suburb of Guouta, where between 40 and 70 people were reported to have been killed by banned chlorine and sarin gases.

The key word here is “suspected.” Assad and Russia have vigorously denied the allegations.

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Salem-News.com (April 16, 2018 17:11)

Illahe Hills Country Club Joins Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program

The open space of a golf course is used by golfers AND a variety of wildlife species

(SALEM, Ore.) - Kassi RoosthThe Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses provides an educational service to help existing golf courses develop effective conservation and wildlife enhancement programs, and achieve recognition for their efforts.

The plan was developed by Kassi Roosth, Chief Gardener, who is also recognized for her effort to plan for environmental stewardship.

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Salem-News.com (April 15, 2010 13:28)

The Hemperor, Jack Herer has Died

The global cannabis community mourns the loss of the great Jack Herer.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Jack HererThe sad news has been confirmed. Jack Herer, author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes and renowned around the world for hemp activism, has died today, in Eugene, Oregon.

Jack Herer suffered a heart attack last September just after speaking on stage at the Portland HempStalk festival.

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Salem-News.com (April 10, 2018 21:10)

Human Trafficking Backpage.com Site Seized

Additionally, Craigslist removed its "Personals" sections, Reddit took down its "Hookers" forum page; Cityvibe is also down.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - backpage.comH.R. 1865, known as the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017, targets online sex trafficking and subjects websites to federal criminal and civil liability when users misuse online personals.

President Trump is expected to sign it into law on Wednesday.

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Salem-News.com (April 09, 2018 16:50)

Oregon Cannabis Commission's First-Ever Product Integrity Meeting April 16

Keep up with changes in Oregon's program with this OMMP News update.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - cannabis healsThe commission is determining a possible framework for future governance of the Oregon Medical Marijuana program, steps to address research on cannabis, agronomic and horticultural best practices, and medical and pharmacopoeia best practices.

To attend the meeting, go to the Portland State Office Building, Conference Room 1A (on the main floor of the building), 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, on April 16th at 11:30 a.m.

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Salem-News.com (April 09, 2018 15:21)

Deir Yassin Outrage Remembered: 70th Anniversary

"Misled and criminal people" caused 100 innocent civilians murdered, 50 children orphaned in systematic slaughter of peaceful village

(LONDON) - Einstein letterToday is the 70th anniversary of the Deir Yassin massacre, one of many committed in the vicious frenzy of the Zionists' land grab.

The day after the massacre, Albert Einstein penned a letter. In it, Einstein blames responsibility for the coming catastrophe on the British and the terrorist organisation from the Zionist Jews' own ranks, saying he would not see anyone associated with those "misled and criminal people".

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Salem-News.com (April 07, 2018 21:20)

Every Child Needs a Rose!

A compassionate neighbor reaches out and changes a life.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Rose and JohnWhen I was a very little girl, I lived in a town outside the City of New Brunswick, N.J. In those days there were TV shows each week that depicted the ideal family life.

My days were lonely and many times scary. I attended a Catholic School in New Brunswick and corporal punishment was not frowned upon in the education system as it is today.

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Salem-News.com (April 04, 2018 16:10)

Reports of the Demise of DACA are Premature

For now, DACA participants will still be able to renew their status.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Salem-News.comEaster is a festival and holiday celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred three days after his crucifixion by Romans at Calvary.

In the spirit of this important Christian holiday, President Trump tweeted that morning that a deal for Dreamers was dead. The next day he declared DACA “dead.”

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Salem-News.com (April 03, 2018 17:40)

Comparing Smart Assistants: Google vs Alexa vs Siri [Infographics]

Here is an excellent example of how these 3 assistants stand against each other

(TECHIESPAD.com) - compare smart assistantsSmart assistants are the smartest thing to happen to the smartphones after the assistant that would give us results manually. Now with the help of assistant, we can automate a lot of things.

A smart assistant is nothing but a virtual robot that listens to all your commands and responds to them with the best queries. Currently there are a total of 3 giants in the fight to make the best smart assistant. Amazon’s alexa, Google assistant and Apple’s Siri.

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Salem-News.com (April 02, 2018 19:09)

One Elephant Killed and Two Injured in Spain Crash

Per preliminary investigations, the crash happened when the truck tried to pass another vehicle in the right lane.

(EUROPE) - elephant killedTragedy has struck after a truck transporting five circus elephants from Circo Gottani crashed on the A-30 today near Albacete, Spain; reportedly two elephants have been injured and one animal tragically killed.

"This terrible incident symbolizes all that is wrong with the use of animals in traveling circuses."

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Salem-News.com (April 03, 2018 22:35)

What To Watch In Gold In The Week Ahead

Rough times ahead would be a good thing for gold.

(SALEM, Ore.) - gold valueThe week ahead is framed to be a very interesting one for gold bugs, with various economic reports coming that will likely set the pace for the movement in the price of the precious metal.

Good or bad, economic data tends to lead to wide swings in the price of gold due to the precious metal’s standing as a safe haven investment.

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Salem-News.com (April 02, 2018 16:06)

Debunking Israel's Talking Points on Deadly Gaza Protests

Civilian Gazans’ willingness to walk to that fence is not a measure of their support for Hamas, it measures their yearning to express themselves as humans and claim their freedom, even at immediate risk.

(NEW ZEALAND) - Palestinians running from Israeli armyEven before the protest began, Israeli spokespeople framed it preemptively as a Hamas production. If the march is merely Hamas’ political positioning, they imply, there is no need to seek a deeper understanding.

However, Hamas is not Gaza and Gaza is not Hamas. Civilian Gazans’ willingness to walk to that fence is not a measure of their support for Hamas. It measures their yearning to express themselves as humans and claim their freedom, even at immediate risk.

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Salem-News.com (April 02, 2018 12:41)

What Not To Miss In Paris Other Than The Eiffel Tower

What's on your Bucket List? If Paris, France is there.... here's some more food for thought!

(SALEM, Ore.) - macaronParis is a beautiful city and is definitely a dream trip for a lot of people. If you are planning a trip to the same anytime soon, you may wish to explore the place genuinely instead of just visiting the mainstream places like Eiffel tower.

There is no limit to what you can do in the city of Paris, the possibilities are immense and you should definitely try everything.

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Salem-News.com (March 29, 2018 23:10)

Hemp, Inc. Named Best Hemp Company by Cashinbis

Media Outlet Cashinbis's "Best of Cannabis Awards 2018"

(SPRING HOPE, NC, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)) - Bruce PerlowinHemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP), a global leader in the industrial hemp industry with the largest multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility in the western hemisphere, was named “Best Hemp Company” by Cashinbis, a leading digital business-to-business magazine, as part of its Best of Cannabis Awards 2018.

The awards celebrate excellence in the global cannabis industry and is the first popular vote awards contest for the legal cannabis and marijuana industry.

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Salem-News.com (March 22, 2018 21:18)

Renters Stand at the Epicenter of Oregoon's Housing Crisis

Nearly 2/3 of all low-income renter families in Oregon spend more than half of their income on rent and utilities.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.comOregon’s housing crisis has hit renters especially hard, with a quarter of all renters in the state spending more than half of their income on housing, according to a new report by the Oregon Center for Public Policy.

The non-profit research institute also found half of all renters in Oregon spend more than 30 percent of their income on rent and utilities — what experts define as being “cost-burdened.”

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Salem-News.com (March 22, 2018 13:30)

House Passes Budget with Medical Cannabis Protection Amendment

Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment will Protect Patients from AG Sessions until September

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - thumbs up cannabisThe amendment, which has appeared in previous versions of the annual appropriations bill protects medical cannabis patients and programs from federal interference by the Department of Justice.

Due to the recession of the Cole, Ogden, and other memos by Attorney General Sessions, this amendment is the only thing that prevents large-scale federal raids and prosecutions against businesses and individuals complying with state laws.

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Salem-News.com (March 27, 2018 15:18)

Bitcoin: Count It In or Out?

Banks and government bodies have started to apply some rules and regulations for Bitcoin trading.

(SALEM, Ore.) - BitcoinHave you ever heard of Bitcoins? This term has been used by many online traders for some time, and as soon as it emerged, it quickly became the headline. But do you know what Bitcoins are?

Bitcoin is a new currency. It is an open-source cryptocurrency, powered by Blockchain technology.Online traders have been fascinated by Bitcoin as it is not regulated by government officials.

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Salem-News.com (March 21, 2018 15:43)

How American Healthcare can Recover from Decline

Lack of care can be linked to the opioid crisis currently gripping rural America.

(SALEM, Ore.) - opioid crisisLast year the Commonwealth Fund, an independent think tank, presented a troubling report on the condition of the US healthcare system. It found that the US had the worst performing medical system out of 11 countries with a similar economic and social profile, and was spending more money but getting poorer results.

The US has the lowest life expectancy and the longest waiting times for treatment out of the countries surveyed. It also has relatively high rates of infant mortality and the highest rate of mortality due to preventable causes.

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Salem-News.com (March 21, 2018 15:00)

Bright Futures Ahead for Expats Working Overseas

Working abroad can offer the opportunity to learn skills very valuable in our global workplace

(SALEM, Ore.) - travelWhether you’re a young person looking to take the next step after completing your education or an experienced member of the workforce looking to change direction, there are lots of great opportunities to be had and a bright future waiting for you in the overseas job market.

Although the idea of packing up your life and starting anew in another country can seem overwhelming, if you can trust yourself, take the plunge!

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Salem-News.com (March 19, 2018 16:39)

Trump Wants Death Penalty for Drug Dealers,
Does that Include Criminal Pharmaceutical Execs?

"War criminals" Insys Therapeutics and Purdue Pharma are responsible
for opioid deaths and addictions, so ...?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - President Trump calls for extermination of drug dealers responsible for causing deaths.

Should he include the pharmaceutical executives who knowingly marketed their dangerous opioids criminally which resulted in tens of thousands of deaths?

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Salem-News.com (March 18, 2018 23:53)

Bloody Gina Nominated to be CIA Chief

The "interrogations" she oversaw included depriving them of sleep, squeezing them into coffins, and waterboarding.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump said he would consider bringing back waterboarding “and a hell of a lot worse.” President Trump has nominated Gina Haspel to be Director of the CIA. Previously, he appointed her as Deputy Director.

With Bloody Gina as CIA Director, if confirmed, he will have just the leader for the job.

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Salem-News.com (March 15, 2018 03:22)Video

Oregon Schools Join Thousands in Walkout Against Gun Violence

A new gun culture is on the horizon

(SALEM, Ore.) - The walkout lasted for exactly 17 minutes -- a minute for each life lost in the tragedy at Parkland. The clock was set and hundreds of students stood in quiet contemplation as it counted down. The last minute was an observed moment of silence.

Students were well spoken and clearly had done their homework researching the walkout and what it meant.

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