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'Illegal To Essential': How The Coronavirus Is Boosting The Legal Cannabis Industry

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| More than 20 states designated marijuana businesses essential during the coronavirus shutdown. Cannabis activists say it's a remarkable development, given that it remains illegal under federal law.

Singapore Sees Surge In COVID-19 Cases, Now Has Highest Number In Southeast Asia


Singapore reported 1,426 new cases on Monday and now has the highest number of reported cases in Southeast Asia. Most of those recently infected are foreign workers staying in cramped dormitories.

Frustration Mounts With Stay-At-Home Orders As Weeks Turn To Months


Frustrated protesters have been rallying, demanding that governors reopen state economies. Health officials worry that a premature opening could make economic and health problems even worse.


At Least 10 Killed, Including Police Officer, In Nova Scotia Shootings


A 51-year-old suspect is dead after leading police on a chase across the northern part of the Canadian province, authorities said.

On 25th Anniversary Of Oklahoma City Bombing, Officials Find Lessons For Today


Sunday's anniversary was commemorated virtually, as the annual in-person gathering was canceled due to the coronavirus.

Amid The Epidemic, It Can Be Hard To Know What's Going On Behind Closed Doors


Some cities and states across the country have restricted access to public records, citing a lack of personnel and a focus on public health during the coronavirus epidemic.

Coronavirus Fears Have Produced A Lot Of New Gun Owners — And Safety Concerns


Many gun dealers say they are seeing a number of first-time buyers. Long-time gun owners from across the U.S. are helping the newcomers learn to handle firearms safely in a time of social distancing.

'We'll Get Through This,' Pence Tells Air Force Academy Graduates


"America is being tested," Vice President Mike Pence said during his commencement address at the U.S. Air Force Academy. It's the first class to graduate cadets into the Space Force.

Canadian Border Restrictions Have Been Extended For Another 30 Days


The U.S. and Canada have agreed to keep their shared border closed for nonessential travel to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The decision extends a partial ban implemented last month.