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“When he selected Sessions, a former federal prosecutor and U.S. senator from Alabama, as his attorney general, marijuana supporters girded themselves for a crackdown” writes Nicholas Riccardi for suntimes.com. But Trump has also railed at the dangers of drug-related crime and suggested recreational marijuana should not be permitted.DENVER — President Donald Trump has promised to support legislation protecting the marijuana industry in states that have legalized the drug, a move that could lift a threat to the industry made by the U.S. attorney general just three months ago. Source: suntimes.com Share…

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Trump vows to back law to protect marijuana industry, breaking with Sessions

“When he selected Sessions, a former federal prosecutor and U.S. senator from Alabama, as his attorney general, marijuana supporters girded themselves for a crackdown” writes Nicholas Riccardi for sun-sentinel.com. Marijuana has been fully legalized in eight states, and 24 states allow some form of marijuana use.But Gardner said Sessions had promised him he’d do nothing to interfere with Colorado’s robust marijuana market. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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Over budget and behind schedule, U.S. plant to destroy chemical weapons a hazard to workers

“A highly automated, multibillion-dollar plant in Colorado that destroys U.S. chemical weapons is over budget, behind schedule and bedeviled by troubles that could worsen the danger to workers” writes Dan Elliott for sun-sentinel.com. Mustard agent — first used in World War I — can maim or kill, blistering skin, scarring eyes and inflaming airways.The Blue Grass Army Depot in Kentucky is preparing to destroy a smaller but more deadly chemical weapons stockpile — it contains nerve agents as well as mustard agent. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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Navy’s New Attack Submarine Named Colorado to Join the Fleet

“The U.S. Navy’s newest attack submarine, the USS Colorado, will go into service Saturday at the Naval Submarine Base in Connecticut” writes Jennifer Mcdermott for popularmechanics.com. The Colorado is the first attack submarine where sailors use an Xbox controller to maneuver the photonics masts, which replaced periscopes, Koepp said. Source: popularmechanics.com Share This:

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Colorado Department of Transportation, CDOT, Completely Offline After Ransomware Virus

“According to Amy Ford, a CDOT spokeswoman, only employee computers running Windows and equipped with McAfee security software were impacted” writes Paul N Texas for newsbtc.com. The ordeal began on Wednesday morning when CDOT shut down more than 2,000 employee computers and began investigating the attack.Employees at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) spent the second day offline today, while security officials — including the FBI — continue to investigate a ransomware virus that hijacked computer files and demanded payment in Bitcoin for their return.The state has robust backup and security…

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Colorado deputy, suspect killed, four others wounded

“The nonprofit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund said that 128 law enforcement officers were killed on the job in 2017” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. (Reuters) – A Colorado sheriff’s deputy and a suspect were killed and four others, including three law enforcement officers, were wounded on Monday in a shooting that sprang from an auto theft investigation, officials said. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Colorado State places Larry Eustachy on administrative leave

“Despite the news breaking of a second investigation, Eustachy was confident as recently as Friday that his job was not in any sort of jeopardy” writes Feb Est for sbnation.com. Eustachy is still likely best-known for being fired from his job as the head coach at Iowa State after pictures of him drinking and kissing co-eds at a University of Missouri fraternity party surfaced in 2003. Source: sbnation.com Share This:

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How Robots Could Prevent Toxic Spills in Old Mines

“Now the EPA is considering using robots and other sophisticated technology to help prevent these types of “blowouts” or clean them up if they happen” writes Dan Elliott for popularmechanics.com. Instruments on the robots could map the mines and analyze pollutants in the water.But first the agency has to find out what’s inside the mines, some of which date to Colorado’s gold rush in the 1860s. Source: popularmechanics.com Share This:

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Lawmakers urge Trump to reconsider guidelines on pot

“Jared Polis, D-Colo., sent a letter to President Trump on Wednesday urging him to restore Obama-era guidelines that allowed states to determine their own marijuana laws” writes Dylan Stableford for aol.com. Earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memorandum, a 2013 directive from the Obama administration that directed U.S. attorneys to place a “low priority” on enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized pot.To date, nine states (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington) and the District of Columbia have passed laws…

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