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Biden’s Pot Pardons Could Boost States’ Legalization Drives
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Biden’s Pot Pardons Could Boost States’ Legalization Drives

By ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated PressLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — There are few surprises expected on Election Day in solidly Republican Arkansas, where Donald Trump's former press secretary is heavily favored in the race for governor and other GOP candidates are considered locks.But one big exception is the campaign to make Arkansas the first state in the South to legalize recreational marijuana. A proposal to change the state's constitution is drawing millions of dollars from opponents and supporters of legalization, with ads crowding the airwaves.President Joe Biden's recent announcement that he will pardon thousands of people for simple marijuana possession has shined a new spotlight on the legalization efforts in Arkansas and four other states. Voters in Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota ...
Sioux Falls Exchange Gunfire During Traffic Stop, 1 Dead
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Sioux Falls Exchange Gunfire During Traffic Stop, 1 Dead

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Police officers in Sioux Falls exchanged gunfire with someone during a traffic stop Tuesday, leaving one person dead.The Sioux Falls Police Department said an investigation into the shooting was being conducted by the Division of Criminal Investigation.The Sioux Falls Police Department said its officers and a deputy with the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office were conducting a traffic stop when at least one person “engaged” the officers with a firearm.“Law Enforcement returned fire and one subject has been pronounced deceased,” the police department said in a statement.The police department did not immediately say who died or what their role was in the shooting.Political CartoonsThe shooting is the fifth in the city involving police in the last five months, the S...