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Workgroup recommends Philadelphia to introduce injection rooms to reduce heroin overdoses, increase availability of naloxone 

Nevada bans conversion therapy that aims to reverse sexual orientation or gender identity in children, eighth state to ban it 

Chelsea Manning released, was in prison for seven years before pardon by Obama 

Bethel University professor upset by student wearing Chicago Blackhawks sweatshirt to class, student apologizes for the shirt which was deemed offensive and hurtful 

16-year-old in South Carolina dies from cardiac arrhythmia after drinking caffeine too quickly, according to coroner 

US Attorney General Sessions urges prosecutors to pursue most serious charges possible, reverses Obama policy that focused on not incarcerating people who committed low level crimes 

Sushi carrying dangerous parasite becoming greater problem in Western countries doctors say, previously most common in Japan but probably underreported, assistant professor recommends public not to eat raw fish at shady restaurants 

Attempted auto theft prevented in Illinois, victim with concealed carry license defends his property by shooting one of the robbers in the groin area 

US Air Force lands unmanned X-37B space plane in Florida after 718 days in orbit 

Trump fires FBI director James Comey due to handling of Clinton investigation 

North Dakota man required to declare political allegiance to buy beer at local bar, denied service after saying he voted for Trump, owner calls and fires employee on the spot 

Columnist who criticized comparison of NRA with IS terrorists quits after suspension, newspaper claims suspension not due to political views but failure to disclose affiliation with NRA 

Restaurant owner Roberto Beristain deported to Mexico after 20 years in the US, recently became new owner of Eddie's Steak Shed employing around 20 people 

John Maulding: Millennial generation earns less, pays more for their accommodation and is to a larger degree poor, growing gap between those who know how to use digital technology and those who don't, positive that they have realistically low expectations for the future 

Mayor of Seattle changes proposed tax on soda, was disproportionately affecting poor minorities, now includes diet drinks as they are more often consumed by wealthy white people 

Houston homeowner victim of drive-by shooting returns fire, hits all three perpetrators killing two, homeowner unhurt, case investigated as self-defense 

California school sued for suspending four students for liking or commenting Instagram pictures where noose was painted around neck of black fellow student 

Professor and translator Anthony Esolen leaves Providence College after being target of campaign after criticizing diversity policy, takes new position at Thomas More College 

US Senate passes spending bill to keep government running until October 1, increased military spending among changes 

Armed citizen shoots gunman that opened fire in a Dallas bar, prevented further loss of life according to police 

Netflix removes segment from 1996 show where Bill Nye says there are two biological sexes, male or female determined by chromosomes 

Historians agree with Trump that US civil war could have been prevented, slavery not primary cause but threats of regulation and crony capitalism at expense of Southern states 

More than 8,000 home owners in Flint, Michigan threatened by eviction due to unpaid water bills, water previously deemed unusable due to high levels of lead 

American bounty hunters mistook innocent for wanted criminals, opened fire and killed unarmed citizen 

Anonymous group publishing list of men accused of rape at Brown University shut down after innocent man makes the list 

Puerto Rico files for bankruptcy with more than USD 70 billion in debt, four times as much as Detroit in 2013 municipal bankruptcy 

Baton Rouge officers will not face federal charges for killing Alton Sterling with multiple gun shots while holding him on ground 

Saudi state-owned company Aramco buys largest oil refinery in US, also gets monopoly on sales to Shell gas stations in several US states 

Trump advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner failed to disclose considerable debt and business ties to Goldman Sachs, George Soros and others, despite this being required for his present position 

Official gun sales in US still at record levels, over 2 million background checks made in April 

Trump praises Andrew Jackson as people's president fighting against elite, says US civil war could have been avoided if Jackson's presidency had occurred later 

US Congress increases transfers from tax payers to government subsidized science, despite Trump's promises for the opposite to happen 

Director Ron Howard wants to turn scientists into celebrities through new television series, critical of Trump's attemped cut in public spending on science but also aware that entrepreneurs can fund research instead 

Baby born with permanent brain damage in Miami, responsible physician sued for USD 33.8 million, among other things for neglecting delivery to talk with stock broker 

New York Times columnist expresses skepticism regarding climate issues, activists threaten to cancel subscriptions 

Toronto gallery cancels show inspired by style popularized by indigenous 60s artist after accusations of cultural genocide and bastardizing indigenous art 

Obama's net worth surges after presidency, reported to be giving one hour speeches for USD 400,000  

Boeing asks US to implement tariffs on Canadian competitor Bombardier to counter price competition 

Five white faculty members at prestigious Baptist seminary in Texas posts picture of themselves dressed as armed rappers, faces social media accusations of racism 

DEA organizes Take Back Day on April 29, enabling return of unneeded prescription drugs anonymously and free of charge, 5,200 sites operated by the DEA last year 

Senator Ted Cruz proposes law to use assets confiscated from criminals to build Mexico border wall, primary focus on USD 14 billion taken from cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman 

Photographer discovers colony of white ravens outside Vancouver, leucism medical explanation but according to local mythology the raven was originally white, until it saved Earth by returning fire from the sun and was blackened by soot 

Dozens of teens rob subway car in Oakland, California, several injured, police did not reach site before perpetrators could disperse, train operator plans to replace fake surveillance cameras with real ones 

Republican student group threaten to sue Berkeley for not letting Ann Coulter speak on campus, event cancelled with reference to security issues 

Palantir CEO Alex Karp insults Trump in leaked video of internal meeting from 2015, indicates ideological differences with co-founder Peter Thiel as well as Trump administration which is company's largest customer through contracts with numerous federal agencies including CIA and FBI 

US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy asked by Trump administration to resign, temporarily replaced by deputy Sylvia Trent-Adams 

Extensive power outages occur simultaneously in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York, causes traffic chaos as subways, electric buses and traffic lights malfunction 

New York politicians believe e-cigarettes can lead to drug addiction, a new floor of USD 13 per cigarette package, capping number of retailers for tobacco and e-cigarettes, says tobacco industry is public enemy number one 

Leader of California secession movement Luis Marinelli gives up and moves to Russia as simpler way to avoid living under US rule 

Hillary Clinton awarded as century's foremost defender of Planned Parenthood at organization's centennial anniversary celebration 

Kori Ali Muhammad shoots and kills three in Fresno, suspected of additional murder, thought to be motivated by hatred towards whites and government 

West Virginia becomes 29th US state to legalize medical cannabis, adopts stricter legislation compared to other states, expects decreased heroin use 

IRS hires private companies to collect taxes, in part effect of congressional decision from 2015 to collect money to finance improvement of roads 

Canadian miners may have contracted neurodegenerative diseases from daily inhalation of aluminum powder intended as prophylaxis against silicosis 

Minnesota economics professor faces charges for failure to pay USD 50,000 in taxes, has probably evaded larger amounts but is partially protected by statute of limitations 

Arkansas planning to execute eight people in eleven days, as one of the drugs they intend to use expires in late April, first executions since 2005 

Nevada the first state to introduce vending machine for syringes, only open to registered drug users, intended to reduce spread of infections 

At least 21 arrested after Trump supporters attacked by left-wing protesters in Berkeley – rocks, explosives and pepper spray reportedly used by both sides, 250 police on site, third violent conflict in city in three months 

US Navy prohibits e-cigarettes onboard their vessels as lithium-ion batteries can explode 

US federal government sets tax record, collects USD 1.5 trillion in taxes, despite this runs a deficit of more than USD 500 billion 

US Air Force test B61-12 atomic bomb in Nevada without nuclear charge, claimed purpose is to investigate non-nuclear functions and capacity of F-16 to deliver weapon 

Montreal builds public washrooms for first time since 70s, issue has been hot topic in city for 150 years 

Wikileaks is hostile intelligence service according to Mike Pompeo, Russia's GRU used group to distribute hacked material during US presidential election 

Trump backs from additional campaign promise, will not name China as currency manipulator, says problematically strong dollar is partly due to people having such great confidence in him 

Uber systematically uses false Lyft accounts to spy on competitor, maps position of other company's cars, software used to attract drivers registered with both companies to choose Uber 

Alabama church forms police force to protect its congregation and schools, receives permission from state senate 

Man with severe pneumonia in need of new lungs denied transplant in Utah for smoking cannabis a month earlier, hospital in Pennsylvania performs the transplant instead 

Dealer selling fentanyl laced heroin sentenced to 20 years in prison for murder in Rhode Island, first similar case in state 

Harvard group to invite as controversial speakers as possible to highlight free speech, has so far arranged meetings with Charles Murray and Jordan Peterson, does not invite Milo Yiannopoulos since he is known for occasionally heckling audience 

Man hunted by Wisconsin police after stealing weapons and sending 161 page manifesto to Donald Trump in which he expresses hatred toward government, is said to be ticking bomb, might aim for suicide-by-cop 

Libertarian activist Adam Kokesh arrested before Washington DC protest against the war in Syria, previously known that Kokesh received a warrant from the Transportation Security Agency but still not confirmed why he was arrested 

Student took own life after University of Texas punished him for sexual harassment without due process 

United Airlines overbooks flight, forced to physically remove passenger as insufficient number give up places voluntarily, fellow passenger films as man is dragged out of plane 

New Brunswick subsidizes local cannabis industry, producer of medical marijuana gets USD 738 000 in payroll rebates in attempt to revitalize economy dominated by forestry and fishing 

US government demands to know who is behind Twitter account critical of Trump, Twitter claims it violates the First Amendment, has filed a lawsuit to block the revelation 

North Dakota approves permitless carry, citizens still need to pass a background check and have a valid ID card for at least a year 

Increased risk of Zika pandemic as 363 infected has donated blood in US according to CDC, confirmed cases in all 50 states, most infected outside US, smaller proportion infected by mosquitoes or through sexual intercourse 

Steve Bannon removed from National Security Council principals committee, top generals regain their conventional seats at table 

California raises tax on cigarettes by USD 2 per pack, e-cigarettes will begin to be taxed as cigars and chewing tobacco, New York has highest tax on cigarettes at USD 4.35 

At least 13 dead and 2 injured when church bus in Texas collides with pickup 

US Government refuses simplified tax form proposed by Stanford professor Joseph Bankman, had 99% approval among users who tested it [audio] 

Nigel Farage and Arron Banks help raise funds for eastern California's exit from rest of state, hope for referendum in 2018 

Nova Scotia forbids Lorne Grabher to continue using his surname on personalized licence plate, considered offensive to women 

Canada parliament passes bill M-103 focused on condemning Islamophobia and hate speech, critics say law will strengthen extremist elements within Muslim community  

Trump communications collected by intelligence agencies, said to be incidental and related to investigation of foreign actors, further inquiries to determine whether Trump team was target, according to Chairman of House Intelligence Committe 

Rare type of cancer linked to breast implants, nine deaths and 359 cases of cancer reported to US authorities, estimated incidence one in 300,000 

Minnesota court requests Google hand over complete list of users who have searched for a specific name, police hope to find out who has used someone else's passport 

Court in Texas classifies gif animation as deadly weapon, was sent in Twitter messages to users with epilepsy in order to trigger seizures 

Philadelphia man jailed indefinitely for refusing to decrypt hard drives loses appeal on federal court, has been in jail for 18 months 

Suicides in rural US up approximately 40% in 16 years, almost double as in large cities where the increase was roughly 10% – suspected causes include lack of health care, social isolation, financial difficulties and more extensive use of opiates  

Food company General Mills Canada to distribute 100 million wildflower seeds in attempt to recreate habitat for bees 

Jews, Chinese and people with few or no children most likely to abort fetuses with serious genetic defects, according to General Social Survey in US – Blacks, Mexicans and Catholics least likely 

Jeff Jones resigns as President of Uber after less than six months on job after several incidents of suspected sexist company culture 

Rock pioneer Chuck Berry dies, 90 years of age 

Good Samaritan half beaten to death after having offered two men to pay part of their bill, robbed while laying lifeless on the floor 

Videos of thousands of previously unpublished US nuclear tests released on Youtube by Lawrence Livermore Lab 

Gun sales fall dramatically after Trump victory, decreased fear of additional gun control as Obama is no longer in charge likely cause, gun manufacturer Remington forced to lay off 120 workers  

Formal request from Japan to remove statue of comfort woman in Glendale, California – protestors want to keep it to remind Westerners of Japanese war crimes 

Wikileaks tells followers to seek internships at CIA to become whistleblowers rather than asking disillusioned employees to leak information 

Bitcoin ETF not approved, insufficient number of regulated exchanges with which surveillance-sharing agreements can be made, does not meet SEC standards for countering market manipulation