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Washington gov. signs overhaul of medical marijuana market

Haiden Day, 6, right, who has Dravet Syndrome, a form of epilepsy that his parents treat with medical marijuana, looks on as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, left, signs a bill Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., that overhauls Washington's medical marijuana market. The bill also creates a voluntary database of patients and cracks down on unregulated dispensary sales. Inslee has said the measure is needed now that the state's voter-approved recreational market is in place. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Nearly two decades after voters passed a medical marijuana law that often left police, prosecutors and even patients confused about what was allowed, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Friday attempting to clean up that largely unregulated system and harmonize it with Washington's new market for recreational pot.



Wynn Resorts shareholders: Elaine Wynn won't return to board

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2014 file photo, Elaine Wynn attends Bloomberg Businessweek's 85th Anniversary celebration at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Elaine Wynn failed Friday, April 24, 2015 to win re-election to the board of Wynn Resort Ltd.,the casino-hotel company she co-founded with ex-husband Steve Wynn - a development that ended a feud over the issue Shareholders who had to decide between re-electing Elaine Wynn or agreeing with a company recommendation to re-elect two other sitting board members ultimately sided with the company.(Photo by Stephen Chernin/Invision/AP, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elaine Wynn failed Friday to win re-election to the board of Wynn Resort Ltd. — the casino-hotel company she co-founded with ex-husband Steve Wynn — a development that ended a feud over the issue.



US says new EU plan for GMO imports is no solution

Assistant US trade representative for Europe and the Middle East Dan Mullaney, pictured here in Brussels on July 18, 2014, said he hopes "the EU will move forward in a way that respects our decades-old rules on trade"The United States criticized Friday the new European Union plan to allow member states to block genetically modified imports, following a new round of talks on the transatlantic free-trade pact. "It is hard to square this proposal with either EU long-standing internal obligations or their aspiration for a seamless internal market," said Dan Mullaney, the assistant US trade representative for Europe and the Middle East. Mullaney was speaking at a news conference following the ninth round of US-EU negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership held this week in New York. His remarks echoed US Trade Representative Michael Froman, who said the US was "very disappointed" by Wednesday's EU proposal to allow the 28 member states to individually decide whether to allow the import of genetically modified organisms or food, animal feed and other products made with them.



Mexico opens probe after girl wrongly sent to US

Alondra Luna Nunez was mistakenly flown to Texas on April 16 after a judge in the western state of Michoacan ruled in favor of a Houston woman who believed she was her daughterMexican prosecutors opened an investigation Friday into the case of a 14-year-old girl who was wrongly sent to the United States to be with a woman who thought she was her daughter. Alondra Luna Nunez was mistakenly flown to Texas on April 16 after a judge in the western state of Michoacan ruled in favor of a Houston woman who believed she was her daughter. The National Human Rights Commission has launched its own investigation, which its president Luis Raul Gonzalez said would seek to ensure that there is "no impunity" in the case. After landing home on Wednesday, Luna seemed to hold no grudge, saying she hoped the Texas woman, Dorotea Garcia, ended up finding her daughter.



Swafford, Weekley atop Zurich Classic leaderboard

Boo Weekley sinks a putt on the 13th hole during the first round of the Zurich Classic PGA golf tournament, Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Avondale, La. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Hudson Swafford didn't want to dwell on the pressure of the high-stakes weekend that awaits him.





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