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Trump to Declare National Emergency

Jack Parkos | United States

President Trump has confirmed that he will indeed declare a national emergency to fund a border wall.

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Bill Weld Announces 2020 Exploratory Committee

Ryan Lau | @agorisms

Friday morning, Bill Weld officially announced the formation of a presidential exploratory committee. The former governor of Massachusetts is looking to challenge President Trump in the primary. In late January, he declared that he would be considering a run. Not long before, he switched his party affiliation from Libertarian to Republican.

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Mexican Scientist’s HPV Cure 100% Effective in Study

Ryan Lau | @agorisms

Last Thursday marked an impressive step forward in the prevention of cancer. Amidst recent statements from an Israel-based company that they would be able to develop a cure within a year, the medical and public communities alike have been eager for development. However, further analysis showed that they only intend to have a treatment ready for human clinical trials. For cancer treatments, far fewer than 10% of them receive eventual approval for public use. But now, a group of scientists in Mexico is jumping for joy. Eva Ramón Gallegos of Mexico City’s Instituto Politecnico Nacional (IPN), one of the nation’s largest universities, has successfully administered what she touts as an effective HPV cure.

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Iowa Considering Magic Mushrooms & MDMA for Medical Use

Spencer Kellogg | @Spencer_Kellogg

Magic Mushrooms are having their legislative moment. Last month in Denver, a proposal to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms was given the green light for a vote in May. Today, citizens caught in possession of psilocybin are likely to receive lengthy jail sentences and permanent criminal records. The “Mile High City” would become the first in the nation to decriminalize what is now a Schedule 1 drug. Moreover, in Oregon, advocacy groups are organizing to put psilocybin legalization on the ballot in 2020.

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Quadriga Cryptocurrency Loses Password to $190 Million

Ralph Tiberius Augustus | Brazil

The value of our digital belongings is starting to overlap with the value of our physical goods. An example is the ever-growing popularity of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, etc.

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