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Recreational Marijuana Campaigns In Missouri Gear Up For The 2022 Ballot

Supporters of legalizing marijuana in Missouri are lining up campaigns to put recreational use on the ballot next year. But with the efforts launching less than a year after the first medical marijuana dispensaries opened in the state, St. Louis cannabis industry leaders are split on whether the timing is right. Some say there’s a lot of momentum around cannabis that should be built on — sales and the number of people getting medical marijuana cards are booming . But others worry it’s too...

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Students Need To Be In Classrooms, With Masks, This Fall, Education Secretary Says

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona has a message for schools across the country ahead of the new school year: Students need to be in classrooms. "That's where students learn best," Cardona told NPR's A Martínez. "Schools are more than just places where students learn how to read and write — they're communities. They're like second families to our students." On Monday, the U.S. Education Department will release a roadmap for the return to school , encouraging districts to invest in social...

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Angela McNamara's first hint that her Facebook account had been hacked was an early-morning email warning someone was trying to log into her account.

The duel between Olympic high jumpers Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar and Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy seemed destined to end in tears.

Round after round, the two star athletes simply could not outdo one another — prompting an official to tell them the next step was a "jump-off," to see who could simply outlast the other.

But that's when things took a turn — one that quickly became a symbol of the sportsmanship and friendship the Olympics were designed to create.

Team USA's baseball squad lost a nail-biter to host nation Japan in extra innings on Monday, leaving the Americans with no room for error as they hope to play their way into the gold medal final.

Facing the tournament's only other undefeated team, the U.S. had been poised for a pivotal win after grabbing a 6-3 lead. But Japan fought its way back and then forced extra innings, after tying the score 6-6 in the bottom of the ninth.

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