Californians embrace new pot law with ribbon cuttings and long lines

Some Californians raised “blunts,” cut ribbons and endured long, early morning lines outside marijuana dispensaries to show their love for the state’s recreational pot law, which went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday.

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Charges against suspect in ‘swatting’ hoax that led to death could be complicated

Los Angeles police have arrested Tyler Barriss on a fugitive warrant in California arising from a Thursday evening incident in Kansas, where a suspected “swatting” hoax and a phony 911 call ended in the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man, Andrew Finch.

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Gretchen Carlson elected as Miss America chair after sexist email scandal

Gretchen Carlson was elected to lead the Miss America pageant after its CEO and previous chairman resigned amid a sexist email scandal, the organization said Monday. In a statement, the Miss America Organization said that Carlson, who won the pageant in 1989, would take over the role immediately.

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