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American Academy of Pediatrics Reaffirms Opposition to Legalization of Marijuana

American Academy of Pediatrics Reaffirms Opposition to Legalization of Marijuana

sarra22/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics reiterated its opposition to the legalization of marijuana in an updated statement on Monday.

The group is against legalized marijuana -- both for recreational and medicinal purposes -- due to the potentially harmful effects on adolescents, such as memory impairment and difficulty concentrating.

The AAP also says that studi...

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Two Dead in Murder-Suicide at Home Depot in NYC's Flatiron District

Two Dead in Murder-Suicide at Home Depot in NYC's Flatiron District

Chad Lomax(NEW YORK) A Home Depot in New York City's Flatiron District was evacuated Sunday after police say two employees were killed in a murder-suicide.

Two men died in the shooting at the store on 23rd Street in Manhattan, according to the New York Police Department.

Police got the report of shots fired inside the store at about 2:45 p.m., and when officers arrived they found two men who we...

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Angelina Jolie Visits Refugees in Iraq

Angelina Jolie Visits Refugees in Iraq

SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images(ERBIL, Iraq) -- Angelina Jolie traveled to Iraq on Sunday to visit Syrians and Iraqis displaced in the battle against ISIS.

Jolie is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees and has made multiple visits to refugee camps in the region. The United Nations says more than three million people have fled the fighting in Syria and another 6...

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American Academy of Pediatrics Reaffirms Opposition to Legalization of Marijuana

American Academy of Pediatrics Reaffirms Opposition to Legalization of Marijuana

sarra22/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics reiterated its opposition to the legalization of marijuana in an updated statement on Monday.

The group is against legalized marijuana -- both for recreational and medicinal purposes -- due to the potentially harmful effects on adolescents, such as memory impairment and difficulty concentrating.

The AAP also says that studi...

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Kia to Recall Nearly 87,000 Vehicles in Wake of Fire Risk

Kia to Recall Nearly 87,000 Vehicles in Wake of Fire Risk

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Kia Motors is recalling over 80,000 vehicles after a defect in the cooling fan resistor was found, creating the risk of potential fires.

According to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall affects as many as 86,880 Kia Fortes from the 2014 model year. Vehicle owners are expected to be notified next month.

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White House Chief of Staff: U.S. 'Sparing No Effort' to Free American ISIS Hostage

White House Chief of Staff: U.S. 'Sparing No Effort' to Free American ISIS Hostage

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- Following the apparent execution of a Japanese hostage this weekend by ISIS, President Barack Obama's chief of staff said Sunday the U.S. is working aggressively to free the remaining Japanese hostage as well as a female American hostage held by the radical Islamic group.

"Well, the president had a good talk overnight, our time here, with [...

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WADK Local News
  • Bill Would Ban Fireworks In R.I.

    A bill under consideration by the Legislature would ban the sale of all fireworks in Rhode  Island.  The bill from North Providence Representative Arthur Corvese would ban the priva...Read More

  • Elorza Appoints Innovation Director

    Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza is naming Nicole Pollack to serve as the city's first innovation director.  The newly created position is designed to find efficiencies in city government and...Read More

  • Twin River Hotel Plan Considered

    Key state lawmakers say they will proceed with caution on a request by Twin River Casino to place a hotel on the property.  State law strictly forbids Twin River's owners from opening a...Read More

  • Providence VA Moving Wellness Center

    A fitness and wellness center at the Providence VA Medical Center is being moved to a new location.  The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center says the move is being made to expand the...Read More

  • Funeral Scheduled For Sister Ann Keefe

    Funeral services are scheduled for Friday for Sister Ann Keefe.  The longtime Rhode Island activist for those in need died Sunday at the age of 62 following a long battle with brain cancer.&nb...Read More

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