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Associated Press 2 Dec 2019

Crowds mark first day of legal Michigan pot sales


Customers lined up for the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in Michigan. A handful of shops started selling on Sunday. (Dec. 2)

Italy was the first European country to announce a lockdown. Now Italians can return to bars, restaurants and shops. With the easing of restrictions, they're finally able to visit friends and socialise. But, even though social distancing remains in place, the relief of residents is obvious. Our colleague, journalist Alessio Dell Anna is in Milan, one of the worst-hit areas of the country, and he showed us how he's spending his new-found freedom.
António Guterres (United Nations Secretary-General) on first observance of International Delegates Day (25 April)

We mark this first observance of International Delegates Day at a time when international cooperation has never been more important.
The COVID-19 pandemic demands united responses from all, without stigma and with a particular focus on the most vulnerable.
The delegates who represent their country at the United Nations are rising to the challenge, adopting new ways of working while building on a strong tradition of dialogue and collaboration.
I look forward to continuing our partnership as we strive to save lives, reduce human suffering and build a more peaceful, sustainable and equitable world for all.
The Morning Joe panel discusses the timeline of when the Trump WH first learned of the coronavirus in China and how the president handled the first 70 days of the crisis. Aired on 4/6/2020.
Palestinians are marking Prisoners Day - to commemorate the plight of thousands still held in Israeli military jails.
But this year, a detainee's commission is urging Israel to release hundreds of sick inmates with poor health, who are at a high risk of contracting COVID-19.
Al Jazeera's Nida Ibrahim reports from the occupied West Bank.

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