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Aligning with shifts in public opinion, how did the Justice Department recommend easing restrictions on marijuana yesterday?

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What severe consequence might pro-Palestinian student protestors face for participating in the unauthorized occupation of Columbia University's Hamilton Hall?

The students are protesting to pressure Columbia University to divest its endowment from companies profiting from Israel's war in Gaza. They face expulsion for occupying and barricading the academic building, with some students already suspended for defying a deadline to leave a tent encampment on campus.

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What was the outcome of the legal case involving the founder of Binance, Changpeng Zhao, for a money-laundering violation?

Changpeng Zhao was sentenced to four months in prison for a money-laundering violation. The judge decided on this sentence after Zhao pleaded guilty to allowing terrorist groups and other criminals to access the Binance platform.

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What legal consequence did Donald Trump face for repeatedly defying a gag order in his hush-money case?

Former President Donald Trump was fined $9,000 and threatened with jail time for violating the gag order. The judge fined Trump $1,000 for each of the nine violations of the gag order, with the possibility of jail time for future violations.

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Previously age 50, what new age has the U.S. Preventive Task Force (USPTF) recommended for starting regular mammography screening?

The USPTF has recommended starting regular mammography screening at age 40 due to rising breast cancer rates. The panel had previously increased the age from 40 to 50 in 2009. Rates among women in their 40s have increased by 2% per year between 2015 and 2019.