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New York employers hash out workplace medcial marijuana policies



Medical marijuana

New York is the 23rd state to craft a medical marijuana law.

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AG says nearly $2M recovered for thousands of WNY’ers



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How court challenges to the Affordable Care Act could affect your business

This Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will once again hear arguments challenging the legality of aspects of the Affordable Care Act, often known as Obamacare.

In fact, the case, King v. Burwell, presents a legal challenge that could potentially undermine the entire structure of the law.

If successful, the challenge could potentially send premiums soaring and throw the country’s medical insurance environment into chaos. Employers and individuals should keep a close watch.

Legal issue

The case focuses on the language of the Affordable Care Act that allows the federal government to provide subsidies to individuals who purchase health insurance on an exchange “established by the states.” But 34 states declined to establish a state exchange. In these states, purchasers of insurance instead use the federal government’s healthcare exchange.

The issue before the Supreme Court is whether or not the subsidies provided to individuals purchasing insurance in

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How Black America Rallied to Stop the Racist Film The Birth of a Nation

After New York, the film sailed into Boston in April. “The center of the fight has been Boston,” The Crisis reported in June. There, William Monroe Trotter, editor of the Boston Guardian, met the Hollywood machine head-on. His brief arrest following one disturbance outside the theater showing the film made national headlines. With editorials and speeches, at rallies, at hearings at City Hall and at the state capitol, he fought to have the film banned, then stunned everyone when more than 2,000 people turned out to protest the film.

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Glittery Blackface Models Spark Backlash at Milan Fashion Week

“I’m all for unique and interesting styles that command attention, but come on — you can hardly see the models’ faces,” a writer for Bustle wrote, according to E News. “Not to mention that this is literally blackface, which is, you know, racist,”

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Bartow man pleads guilty to participating in Puerto Rican ID trafficking ring



identity theft data security breach

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HTGAWM Recap: We Finally Find Out Who Killed Lila. Great. But Who Killed … ?

Sam meets Lila on the roof of her sorority house, where she’s having a meltdown. Sam assures her that he loves her and only her, and he’s going to go home and tell Annalise. But instead of going home, he calls Frank, saying, “I need you to do what we talked about. You owe me.” Frank shows up, strangles Lila and tosses her body in the water tank. Gasp!

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How Black America Rallied to Stop the Racist Film Birth of a Nation

After New York, the film sailed into Boston in April. “The center of the fight has been Boston,” The Crisis reported in June. There, William Monroe Trotter, editor of the Boston Guardian, met the Hollywood machine head-on. His brief arrest following one disturbance outside the theater showing the film made national headlines. With editorials and speeches, at rallies, at hearings at City Hall and at the state capitol, he fought to have the film banned, then stunned everyone when more than 2,000 people turned out to protest the film.

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Johnson & Johnson’s shared services search comes amid a cost-cutting move



UK JOHNSON AND JOHNSON

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7-year prison sentence for Dewhurst campaign consultant



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In all, Barfield was ordered to serve 87 months in prison – seven years and three months.

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