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First Alaska retail pot shops get OK to allow…

Two marijuana shops in Alaska have been approved to allow customers to partake on-site

Microplastics In Fish

Microplastics are being found in an increasing amount of marine life and the full extent of their danger is not yet known. Clip 1 Stringr, Clip 2 Stringr, Clip 3 Getty/BBC Editorial, Clip 4 Shutterstock, Clip 5 Shutterstock, Clip 6 Stringr, Clip 7 Stringr, Clip 8 Stringr

Seattle Introduces Smartphone Voting System

Seattle Introduces Smartphone Voting System Over 1.2 million residents in Seattle's King County will be able to vote via their smartphones. This type of voting process is a first for elections in the U.S. It is already being used in a current election concerning a board of supervisors. The election started on January 22 and will last until February 11. To vote, residents must provide their names and birthdays in a web portal. They must also provide signatures, which can be verified since voting in Washington is done through mail. Paper copies of electronic votes will also be counted for the election. King County director of elections Julie Wise says the mobile system makes it easier for people to vote. Julie Wise, via statement

For businesses, virus in China fans fear and…

China’s worst health crisis in years has sparked fear and uncertainty for businesses from North America to Asia that depend on trade in the affected region

The U.K. Faces Huawei Dilemma

The U.K. is facing mounting pressure from the U.S. to not sign a deal enabling China's Huawei to manage the nation's 5G roll-out. Clip 1 Stringr, Clip 2 Stringr, Clip 3 Shutterstock, Clip 4 Stringr, Clip 5 Shutterstock, Clip 6 Shutterstock, Clip 7 Stringr, Clip 8 Stringr

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Tinder Adds New Safety Features

Tinder Adds New Safety Features The dating app is adding a panic button that will alert authorities if a user feels unsafe on a date. The new section of the app, called Safety Center, will be available to U.S. users next Tuesday. Another update will include the option for users to inform friends of their location. Tinder’s parent company, Match, will roll out the safety features to its other companies, OkCupid, Hinge and Match.com later this year. Users will have to download the safety platform, Noonlight, in order to enable the features.

US fines Delta $50,000 for booting off 3 Muslim…

Delta Air Lines is being fined $50,000 for ordering three Muslim passengers off planes after the airline's own security officials cleared them to fly

Millennials Winning Workplace War

A new study has revealed that the majority of employees want to hire millennials. Clip 1 Shutterstock, Clip 2 Getty/ Bloomberg, Clip 3 Shutterstock, Clip 4 Shutterstock, Clip 5 Shutterstock, Clip 6 Shutterstock, Clip 7 Stringr, Clip 8 Shutterstock

Mayer delights home crowd with Kitzbuehel…

Matthias Mayer has won the classic World Cup downhill on the Streif course

Instagram Is Ditching the IGTV Button

Instagram Is Ditching the IGTV Button The platform has over a billion monthly active users, but people are staying away from the IGTV icon in the top right corner. An Instagram spokesperson says that is why the feature is being taken away. Instagram spokesperson, via TechCrunch The change means that you will have to spend a little more time finding the service's long-form content. Instagram debuted IGTV back in 2018 as an alternative to YouTube. According to The Verge, it has struggled, with only a small amount of downloads of the standalone app.

US says e-commerce firms need to do more about…

Trump administration officials say e-commerce companies and the government must do more to fight the rise of counterfeit goods

Metabolism Myths Not To Believe

We debunk metabolism myths that have long been believed. Clip 1 Shutterstock, Clip 2 Shutterstock, Clip 3 Shutterstock, Clip 4 Shutterstock, Clip 5 Stringr, Clip 6 Stringr, Clip 7 Shutterstock, Clip 8 Shutterstock

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Build a Music Playlist for Your Pet With Spotify

Build a Music Playlist for Your Pet With Spotify Based on what type of pet you own, 'Spotify for Pets' will make a list of tunes. @SpotifyNews, via Twitter As of now, the feature is available for cats, dogs and birds. You can also use it if you own a hamster or iguana. Spotify says it conducted an online survey with pet owners across the globe. The streamer found that most believe music helps pets with stress and makes them happier. It also recorded that over 70 percent of owners play tunes just for their pet. Nearly 20 percent even named their pet after a musician or band.

Walmart tests higher hourly starting wages in 500…

Walmart says it's testing higher wages for new hourly positions at 500 of its U.S. stores as part of an overall strategy to better empower its staff

Sugar Alters Brain Chemistry After Only 12 Days

IT MAY FEEL AS IF THE BRAIN IS HARDWIRED TO EAT CANDY, ICE CREAM, COOKIES, AND DRINK SUGARY LIQUIDS BECAUSE NOT ONLY DO THEY TASTE GREAT, BUT THEY ALSO MAKE YOU HAPPY. HERE’S WHY. Clip1-Shutterstock Clip2-Shutterstock Clip3-Shutterstock Clip4-Shutterstock Clip5-Stringr Clip6-Shutterstock Clip7-Shutterstock Clip8-Shutterstock

No criminal charges to be filed in deadly propane…

A Maine company that severed an underground propane line that caused a deadly explosion was cited for violating the state's Dig Safe law but there will be no criminal charges arising from the incident

Coronavirus Reached The U.S. Here’s What To Know

Georgia college administrators carefully discuss budget cuts

Stocks fall as fears about deadly virus grow; Dow…

Stocks closed with broad losses Friday as increased fears that an outbreak of a deadly virus could spread more widely rattles markets

Drugs May Be Killing Twice As Many Americans

AS THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC CONTINUES TO AFFECT AMERICANS, RECENT RESEARCH FINDS THAT OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT FIGURES MAY BE UNDERESTIMATING DRUG DEATHS. Clip1-Stringr Clip2-Shutterstock Clip3-Stringr Clip4-Stringr Clip5-Shutterstock Clip6-Stringr Clip7-Shutterstock Clip8-Stringr

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Bluefield State women's basketball keeps making strides.

Amid scandal, 'Africa's richest woman' sells…

The billionaire daughter of a former African leader is shedding some of her investments in Europe after she came under official investigation for alleged money-laundering and corruption

Why are Fewer Kids Going To Pediatricians?

NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS A DOWNWARD TREND IN THE NUMBER OF SICK CHILDREN WHO ARE CARED FOR BY PEDIATRICIANS. Clip1-Shutterstock Clip2-Shutterstock Clip3-Shutterstock Clip4-Shutterstock Clip5-Getty Images Clip6-Shutterstock Clip7-Shutterstock Clip8-Shutterstock