On 4/20, Chuck Schumer To Introduce Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana

Politics isn't always red or blue. Lately, it has been green. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., plans to introduce legislation on Friday to decriminalize marijuana on the federal level, adding a high-profile advocate in the effort to decriminalize, legalize and normalize marijuana use in America. Schumer's legislation would remove marijuana from the list of scheduled substances under a 1970 law that classifies marijuana as dangerous as heroin for legal and regulatory purposes. It...

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Memphis, TN – The University of Memphis, formerly Memphis State University, is honoring the Memphis State Eight this week for breaking the color barrier in 1959.

Memphis, TN – Beverly Guest Kirkwood interviews her sister-in-law Lillian Lajuana Walker on becoming a writer.

Memphis, TN – Linda Knox reminisces with her daughter Marisa Knox about singing to her as a child and then in turn continuing the family tradition by singing and playing games with her grandson.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has announced his country no longer needs nuclear or missile tests and that it would shut down its nuclear weapons test site.

"The nuclear test site has done its job," Kim said in a statement carried by North Korea's state media. The report also said the decision was made in a bid to pursue economic growth and peace on the Korean Peninsula.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its warning to consumers Friday to stay away from all types of romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Ariz., region because of an E. coli outbreak that has infected at least 61 people in 16 states.

The agency had previously instructed people not to eat chopped and bagged romaine lettuce from the area. But the new warning includes whole heads of romaine in addition to all of the packaged products.

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A startup company in California is using machine learning and artificial intelligence to advise fire departments about how to plan for earthquakes and respond to them.

The company, One Concern, hopes its algorithms can take a lot of the guesswork out of the planning process for disaster response by making accurate predictions about earthquake damage. It's one of a handful of companies rolling out artificial intelligence and machine learning systems that could help predict and respond to floods, cyber-attacks and other large-scale disasters.

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TENNESSEE NEWS

Tennessee Lawmakers Vote To Protect Students, Teachers From Penalties After Latest TNReady Problems

Hear the radio version of this story. Tennessee lawmakers have approved a measure meant to protect students, teachers and schools from being penalized for irregularities in this year's TNReady test. Both chambers of the state legislature swiftly passed the legislation this afternoon, just days after a suspected cyberattack caused computerized tests to shut down.

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ARKANSAS NEWS

March For Science Scheduled For Saturday In Little Rock

Hear the report by KUARs David Monteith. Advocates for using science and data to drive policy decisions plan to take their concerns to the steps of the Arkansas State Capitol Saturday. The second annual March for Science happened in many states, including the nation’s Capitol, a week ago on April 14. Arkansas Sierra Club Executive Director Glenn Hooks says each march relates to the environmental issues in that state. "Right here in Arkansas we’re looking at everything from chronic wasting...

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