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Zimmerman’s attorney: Low dose of marijuana can lead to aggression

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The attorney for Florida murder suspect George Zimmerman says that even a small level of marijuana in the bloodstream could increase violent behavior.

CNN host Piers Morgan on Monday night asked Zimmerman attorney Mark O’Mara why it was important that Trayvon Martin had a small amount of marijuana in his system during the fatal confrontation last year. Judge Debra Nelson has ruled that the jury can see toxicology results showing THC in Martin’s system.

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“Any level of pot in his system could have some effect,” O’Mara said. “And of course that falls in line with what Zimmerman stated in his first couple of moments with the non-emergency operator when he said that it looks like he’s on drugs or something.”

Morgan, however, was skeptical that a small amount of marijuana had any importance.

“Well, actually, there are some studies out there — particularly with young males — that suggest that even low levels of cannabis use can lead to aggression,” O’Mara responded. “So, the question is not how much, but if in fact there has been some effect and if that effect was noticed by George Zimmerman then I think it is relevant. After all, if we’re going to talk about what George Zimmerman may have read in coursework two, three, four years ago then I think what Trayvon Martin had smoked or had in his system somewhere between two and four hours before the event is certainly something the jury should consider.”

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Michael Bloomberg ‘lost everything’ in Las Vegas: MSNBC analyst

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Senior editor for "The Root," Jason Johnson, concluded that the biggest loser of the Democratic debate in Las Vegas Wednesday was Michael Bloomberg, but not merely because of his debate performance.

"The big new name was going to be Michael Bloomberg," he said. "This was probably the most expensive night in Vegas I've ever seen. He lost everything. This guy has spent $320 million. He had the opportunity to stand on stage, and appear to be an equal, and he looked bored. He looked disenchanted. He stumbled over obvious questions that anybody would have anticipated about sexual harassment and stop and frisk. I thought it was a bad night for him."

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Pro-immigration protesters interrupt Joe Biden’s closing statement at debate

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Former Vice President Joe Biden's closing statement was interrupted by protesters at Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate.

As Biden began his remarks, demonstrators began shouting about the Obama administration's record on deportations.

WATCH: Protesters interrupt the #DemDebate as the debate nears end. pic.twitter.com/TKCn6eIEsN

— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 20, 2020

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Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden eviscerate Bloomberg on his nondisclosure agreements with women over harassment

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Women who have worked for Michael Bloomberg's companies have had nondisclosure agreements that bar then from discussing the complaints they had against either Bloomberg himself or male employees of his companies. During the debate, the former New York City mayor was hammered for refusing to allow those women out of the NDAs.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren blasted him first, demanding to know the number of women that signed NDAs and how many of them have been released. Bloomberg dodged the inquiry, but Warren refused to let him escape.

"How many is that?" she asked.

"Let me finish," he snapped.

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