Two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady were found guilty on Friday on US charges that they tried to carry out a multimillion-dollar drug deal to obtain a large amount of cash to help their family stay in power.

Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas and Efraín Antonio Campo Flores, nephews of Cilia Flores, the wife of the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, were convicted by a federal jury in Manhattan of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States.

Read the Full Article: Source – The Guardian
Time For Truth: (The Guardian) – Venezuelan president's relatives guilty in US cocaine trial

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In 2015, the legal marijuana industry in Colorado created more than 18,000 new full-time jobs and generated $2.4 billion in economic activity, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis of the economics of legal cannabis in the state.

The study, conducted by the economic consulting firm Marijuana Policy Group, is based on two years of sales numbers from the state of Colorado. It measured both the direct effects of legalization — including close to $1 billion in retail sales in 2015 — and the industry’s spillover effects on the Colorado economy.

Read the Full Article: Source – The Washington Post
Time For Truth: (The Washington Post) – The marijuana industry created more than 18,000 new jobs in Colorado last year

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A judge in Argentina has ruled that a chimpanzee which spent years living in a secluded cage has legal rights and should be released from the zoo it was being held in.

The Association of Professional Lawyers for Animal Rights (AFADA) filed the case of Cecilia the chimpanzee to the court in Mendoza, arguing her confinement without companionship was “unlawful” and had a detrimental impact on her health.

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Top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin has told people she is unsure how her emails could have ended up on a device she viewed as her husband’s computer, the seizure of which has reignited the Clinton email investigation, according to a person familiar with the investigation and civil litigation over the matter.

The person, who would not discuss the case unless granted anonymity, said Abedin was not a regular user of the computer, and when she agreed to turn over emails to the State Department for federal records purposes, her lawyers did not search it for materials, not believing any of her messages to be there.

Read the Full Article: Source – The Washington Post
Time For Truth: (The Washington Post) – Clinton aide Huma Abedin has told people she doesn’t know how her emails wound up on her husband’s computer

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Roger Stone, the dark lord of political trickery, could soon be in a legal battle with his friend Donald Trump.

Stone — who got his start working for Richard M. Nixon, whose face is tattooed on his back — plans to write a book about this year’s presidential campaign even though he signed a confidentiality agreement before his brief stint last year as a Trump adviser.

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