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Bill Maher schools John Kasich on marijuana legalization: ‘We don’t tell them don’t drink alcohol’

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In a discussion about marijuana legalization, Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) said he isn’t for legalization and began talking about the opioid epidemic.

“My only concern about the marijuana issue is I don’t want to tell kids ‘don’t do drugs’ but you can then do this drug,” Kasich said.

“Real Time” host Bill Maher turned it around and asked why people always have to bring up children. “We don’t tell them ‘don’t drink alcohol,'” he said. He even brought up the fact that people don’t warn children against guns or even sex toys, yet somehow marijuana is considered more dangerous my politicians.

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Later in the conversation, Kasich repeated his frequent sound bite that he roots for the pilot who is flying the plane and that’s why he refuses to be critical of President Donald Trump. During the panel discussion, activist Maya Wiley noted that the difference between Trump and a pilot is that pilots are trained for the job.

Watch their exchange below:


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75 years ago: When atomic scientist Leo Szilard tried to halt dropping bombs over Japan

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As this troubled summer rolls along, and the world begins to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the creation, and use, of the first atomic bombs, many special, or especially tragic, days will draw special attention.  They will include July 16 (first test of the weapon in New Mexico), August 6 (bomb dropped over Hiroshima) and August 9 (over Nagasaki).   Surely far fewer in the media and elsewhere will mark another key date:  July 3.

On July 3, 1945, the great atomic scientist Leo Szilard finished a letter/petition that would become the strongest (virtually the only) real attempt at halting President Truman's march to using the atomic bomb--still almost two weeks from its first test at Trinity--against Japanese cities.

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‘Insane’: Park ranger shoots unarmed man through his heart and then handcuffs his dead body

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A ranger at Carlsbad Caverns National Park tased and then fatally shot a man during a New Mexico traffic stop and then handcuffed his lifeless body.

Charles "Gage" Lorentz was traveling March 21 from his work site in Pecos, Texas, to his family's home in southwest Colorado when he detoured at the national park to meet a friend, and that's where he encountered National Park Ranger Robert Mitchell, reported KOB-TV.

The ranger stopped the 25-year-old Lorentz for speeding on a dirt road near the park's Rattlesnake Springs area, and Mitchell's lapel video shows him ordering Lorentz to spread his feet and move closer to a railing.

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Former Trump administration official refers to a renowned Black scholar as ‘some criminal’

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President Donald Trump's former Attorney General Jeff Sessions referred to renowned Black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. as "some criminal" in an interview with The New York Times Magazine.

Sessions, one of Trump's earliest supporters who was later fired after years of attacks from the president, is currently attempting to reclaim his old Senate seat in Alabama. Sessions has desperately tried to tout his Trumpist credentials on the campaign trail, even as the president has waged a campaign aimed at sabotaging his primary bid.

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