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DC Council Gives Preliminary Approval to Decriminalize Pot – NBC4 Washington

NBC4 WashingtonNews 4’s Mark Segraves reports on possible changes in a proposed law designed to decriminalize the use of marijuana in D.C. Some D.C. council members want to keep smoking pot – in public – a crime. On Cusp of Pot Vote, D.C. Council Weighs.Washington D.C. Council Voting On Marijuana Decriminalization TomorrowThe Weed Blog (blog)DC […]

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London

Tube strike: Which lines will be open to keep London moving? – The Independent

The IndependentThe Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) and Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) have called strikes in response to the Government’s plans to revolutionise the London Underground’s ticketing service, which will incorporate the shutting …Tube strike: Boris Johnson accused of ‘gambling with passenger safety’The GuardianTube strike: Bob Crow is holding London to ransom, claims […]

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houston

Mayor Parker makes sure South Africa knows how great Houston is – Houston Chronicle

Mayor Parker makes sure South Africa knows how great Houston isHouston ChronicleThe mayor is accompanied by state Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston), City Councilman Jack Christie and officials from Houston-area companies ranging from energy and aviation to real estate and international trade and investments. The trip culminates in … …read more Source: Houston News From Google

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New York

Squirmy Staten Island groundhog bolts de Blasio, predicts more winter weather – New York Daily News

New York Daily News“Staten Island Chuck was very rowdy this morning,” Hizzoner added. “But once he calmed down, I found him to be very friendly and a very appealing young animal.” RELATED: COLD PUTS A FREEZE ON RESTAURANTS. Mayors of New York have tussled …De Blasio drops NYC’s ‘Punxsutawney Phil’New York PostWatch New York City’s […]

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Toronto mayor ticketed for jaywalking in Vancouver – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comVANCOUVER, British Columbia — It seems that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford can’t cross the street these days without getting into trouble. The mayor’s spokesman, Amin Massoudi, confirmed Saturday that Ford received a jaywalking ticket Friday night. Ford was in …Video and photos have emerged of Ford allegedly posing with fans inside pub …Daily MailControversial Toronto […]

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Chris Christie: David Wildstein Says He Knew Of Bridge Closure

Chris Christie, the New Jersey Governor and would-be hope for the Republican Party, is running for legal cover after David Wildstein, the now-former Port Authority official responsible, along with now-former Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Kelley, for the lane closures done as political payback to the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee, NJ., said that Christie […]

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Entertainment

Justin Bieber: Positive drug test, new assault charges – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsToday’s Justin Bieber crime report includes a positive drug test and new Canadian assault charges. Bieber’s toxicology report from his DUI arrest in Miami Beach two weeks ago shows he tested positive for marijuana and prescription medication, according to …Justin Bieber — I’m Lookin’ To Move To Ranch Country!TMZ.com‘Cocky’ Justin Bieber tested […]

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Entertainment

Justin Bieber’s toxicology report released; Toronto mayor sympathizes – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesA toxicology report released after Justin Bieber’s spate of legal troubles has revealed that the pop star had weed and prescription meds in his system when he was arrested in Miami Beach, Fla., last week, according to reports out Thursday. The 19-year-old, …Canadian limo driver allegedly assaulted by Bieber quit his job- reportReutersJustin […]

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Christie used Sandy funds for senior complex in town where mayor endorsed him – Hunterdon County Democrat – NJ.com

Christie used Sandy funds for senior complex in town where mayor endorsed himHunterdon County Democrat – NJ.comTRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie helped channel $6 million in federal Hurricane Sandy recovery dollars to a project conceived years before the storm struck, in an Essex County town that was not particularly hard hit, records show. The funding, […]

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London

London transport’s ban on anti-gay ad put in doubt by court of appeal – The Guardian

The GuardianA London transport ban on a Christian charity’s posters suggesting gay people can “move out of homosexuality” has been put in doubt by a court of appeal judgment that ordered an investigation into whether the mayor, Boris Johnson, acted “for an …London “remains top” for international events, says JohnsonEvent MagazineVictory for Christian charity in […]

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Sports

Sochi mayor claims there are no gay people in the city – SI.com

SI.comVladimir Putin’s stance on gay rights has become a lightning rod ahead of the Olympics. (ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images). Anatoly Pakhomov, the mayor of 2014 Winter Olympics host-city Sochi, said that there are no gay people in his city, according to …IOC president Bach backs Russia on security for Sochi OlympicsFOXSports.comWinter Olympics 2014: Should Americans go […]

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New York

American snow storms: Bad weather in New York continues to cause travel … – Daily Mail

Daily Mail… whether flights will go ahead. British Airways has cancelled three of today’s flights from London Heathrow to New York’s John F. Kennedy International airport, although flights to Philadelphia and Washington DC appear to be scheduled to depart as …East Coast Storm Brings Snow and Disruptions to the New York RegionNew York TimesNYC mayor: […]

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New York

Clash of the liberals in New York – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK — When he ran for mayor last year, Democrat Bill de Blasio thrilled liberals when he promised universal pre-kindergarten funded by taxing rich New Yorkers whose wealth skyrocketed under his billionaire predecessor Mayor Michael Bloomberg.Cost of Educating New York City’s 4-Year-Olds Proves Difficult to CalculateNew York TimesCuomo unveils low-growth budgetCrain’s New York […]

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News

Rob Ford admits to drinking after expletive-laden video shows Toronto mayor … – Toronto Star

Toronto StarMayor Rob Ford was off the wagon at an Etobicoke steak joint this week, impaired and rambling, associating with accused video extortionist Alexander “Sandro” Lisi and hurling profane, expletive-laden insults at Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair. All caught on …Rob Ford: the night-mayor returnsNEWS.com.auNew video shows Toronto mayor Rob Ford ‘drunk, swearing in Jamaican’The […]

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Video shows Toronto mayor in boozy rant against chief – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA week after declaring himself sober and off alcohol, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford acknowledged Tuesday to drinking ” a little bit” after a video showed him apparently drunk and swearing at a fast-food restaurant Monday night. The embattled mayor defended his …New videos of Toronto mayor emergesMiamiHerald.comRob Ford’s drunken, Jamaican English-laced rant translatedNational PostNew […]

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Dan Siegel Gets National Union of Healthcare Workers Endorsement For Oakland Mayor

The National Union of Healthcare Workers endorsed its lawyer, Dan Siegel, who’s running for Mayor of Oakland. Here’s my interview with Dan Siegel just three weeks ago: The National Union of Healthcare Workers was formed in 2009, and after a split with the Service And Employees International Union, or SEIU. In 2010, there’s no official […]

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Barbara Buono, NJ Gov. Chris Christie’s electoral opponent, says he runs a … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsThe Democrat Chris Christie squashed during his reelection romp said she believes the Hoboken mayor’s claim that the governor’s No. 2 put the squeeze on her. Barbara Buono said Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno is “very heavy-handed” and an enforcer in an …Chris Christie’s Lt. Gov. denies Sandy aid allegationCBS NewsChris Christie faces […]

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Oakland

Healthcare union endorses Dan Siegel for Oakland mayor – Vallejo Times-Herald

Healthcare union endorses Dan Siegel for Oakland mayorVallejo Times-HeraldOAKLAND — Oakland mayoral candidate Dan Siegel has received the endorsement of one of clients: the National Union of Healthcare Workers. Siegel, an attorney, represents the 10,000-member union, which split several years ago from SEIU United Health … and more …read more Source: Oakland Mayor News From […]

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New Jersey mayor’s diary: Chris Christie held Hurricane Sandy aid ‘hostage’ – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsThe mayor of Hoboken, N.J., doubled down Sunday on her allegations against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, saying she got a “direct message from the governor” that he would hold up millions in Sandy aid unless she approved a development project.Chris Christie’s Office Goes Off On MSNBC: ‘A Partisan Network That Has […]

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New York

Hoboken residents sound off on Christie administration – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsJeff Bachner for New York Daily News. In the ShopRite parking lot where Zimmer was allegedly strong-armed by a top-level Christie lieutenant, Hoboken resident Joann Catalano, 55, says she was not surprised: ‘Politics as usual.’ Joann Catalano, 55, was …Dems witchhunt against Chris Christie: Ex-New York City Mayor Rudy GiulianiWashington TimesMayor: Christie […]

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Chris Christie Is Going To War With MSNBC – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleIn response to new bombshell allegations from Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer (D) aired on MSNBC Saturday morning, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) office blasted the network as overtly “partisan.” Zimmer alleged in an interview with MSNBC’s Steve …Chris Christie aide slams MSNBC’s hurricane-fund ‘assault’PoliticoHoboken, NJ, mayor claims Chris Christie camp held Sandy […]

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Las Vegas

Lee lays out North Las Vegas plan, and sets a high bar – Las Vegas Review-Journal (blog)

Las Vegas Review-Journal (blog)North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee’s concise 25-minute State of the City speech was serious. Of course, he has reason to be serious. The city’s financial shape is dismal. A projected deficit of $152.6 million over seven years must be taken seriously …North Las Vegas mayor rallies entire valley to help his […]