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Kratom Ban Takes Effect October 1, Petition To Stop The DEA Submitted To President Obama

The herbal supplement kratom, often promoted as an effective treatment for a multitude of illness symptoms, including pain relief, is under fire from the U.S. government, specifically the Drug Enforcement Agency. The DEA wants the active ingredients in kratom classified as Schedule I substances under the Controlled Substances Act. This assignment would put kratom on the same list as other ...

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President Obama marks 15th 9/11 anniversary with call for unity

President Obama marked the 15th anniversary of the horrific 9/11 attacks with a call for unity, a celebration of diversity and a reminder that Americans will never give into fear. “It is so important today that we reaffirm our character as a nation, of people drawn from every corner of the world, every color, every religion, every background,” Obama told ...

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Obama says he will nominate Supreme Court pick in 'weeks'

President Obama challenged obstinate Republican senators who said they wouldn’t even consider a Supreme Court nominee by insisting Wednesday he would choose someone in the weeks ahead — and blasted them for listening to the “most extreme voices” in their party. “I recognize the politics are hard for them because the easier thing to do is to give in to ...

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Obama bans U.S. imports of goods produced by slavery

Win McNamee/Getty Images President Obama closed a loophole in an 85-year-old tariff law to keep products of forced and child labor out  the U.S. on Wednesday. President Obama signed a bill Wednesday that includes a provision banning U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in ...

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Obama warns Senate about Scalia seat

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Obama said the Constitution is clear on what to do next President Barack Obama has urged the US Senate to act after he nominates a replacement on the Supreme Court for Justice Antonin Scalia. “I expect them to do their job”, he said, and consider the candidate as required by the US Constitution. Scalia, ...

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Trump will not be president, says Obama

Image copyright AP Republican Donald Trump will not be president because it’s a “serious job”, President Barack Obama has said. “I continue to believe that Mr Trump will not be president. And the reason is because I have a lot of faith in the American people,” said Mr Obama. Mr Trump, a billionaire businessman, is the frontrunner in the race ...

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Obama on Nominating a Replacement for Scalia: 'The Constitution Is Pretty Clear'

In a press conference Tuesday afternoon, President Obama spoke about replacing Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Saturday. “I’m shocked,” said Obama, jokingly, upon hearing that the first question asked after his remarks at U.S. ASEAN Leaders Conference was not about the ASEAN Leaders Conference. He first expressed, again, “heartfelt condolences to the Scalia family,” calling him a ...

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Obama requests $1.8B in emergency funding to combat Zika

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP President Obama will ask Congress for more than $ 1.8 billion in emergency funding to tackle the fast-spreading Zika virus both at home and abroad. Amid an international outbreak, President Obama on Monday requested more than $ 1.8 billion emergency funding to help combat the rapidly expanding Zika virus. In an announcement Monday, the White House said ...

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Barack Obama can save lives with push for 'smart guns'

Among President Obama’s actions this week on guns, the most far-reaching may be the brief memorandum he sent to the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security. These are the three largest gun-purchasing agencies in the U.S. government. Each has a substantial research budget. The President’s memo directs them to research “smart guns” and other ...

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Barack Obama praised for seeking gun safety technology

The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images The Armatix iP1-Pistole requiers the user to wear a watch to unlock the gun. Such technology could cut down on accidental shootings and the illegal trade of weapons. It would cut down on the illegal trade of stolen weapons. Bring an end to accidental shootings by toddlers. Lead to a drop in teenage suicides. ...

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