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Biden to pardon all prior federal offenses of simple marijuana possession
US & Canada · Washington

Biden to pardon all prior federal offenses of simple marijuana possession

53% Center coverage: 358 sources
resident Joe Biden is pardoning thousands of Americans convicted of “simple possession” of marijuana, as his administration takes a dramatic step toward decriminalizing the drug and addressing charging practices that disproportionately impact people of color.See the Story
Biden: Nuclear 'Armageddon' risk highest since '62 crisis
Europe · New York

Biden: Nuclear 'Armageddon' risk highest since '62 crisis

48% Center coverage: 199 sources
President Joe Biden said Thursday that the risk of nuclear “Armageddon” is at the highest level since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, as Russian officials speak of the possibility of using tactical nuclear weapons after suffering massive setbacks in the eight-month invasion of Ukraine. Speaking at a fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Biden said Russian President Vladimir Putin was “a guy I know fairly well” and the Russian leader was “not joking when he talks about the use of tactical nuclear weapons or biological or chemical weapons.”See the Story
Proud Boys member pleads guilty to seditious conspiracy for U.S. Capitol attack
Riots · Washington

Proud Boys member pleads guilty to seditious conspiracy for U.S. Capitol attack

64% Center coverage: 130 sources
Jeremy Joseph Bertino, 43, is the first member of the extremist group to plead guilty to a seditious conspiracy charge. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly agreed to release Bertino pending a sentencing hearing that wasn't immediately scheduled. Bertino has agreed to cooperate with the Justice Department's investigation of the role that Proud Boys leaders played.See the Story

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