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Digital outlets The Intercept, Raw Story and AlterNet sue OpenAI for unauthorized use of journalism

NEW YORK (AP) — Digital news outlets The Intercept, Raw Story and AlterNet are joining the fight against unauthorized use of their journalism in artificial intelligence, filing a copyright-infringement lawsuit Wednesday against ChatGPT owner OpenAI. The organizations say thousands of their stories were used by OpenAI to train chatbots to answer questions posed to it by users, in effect piggybacking on their journalism without permission, payment or credit. San Francisco-based OpenAI did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The already beleaguered news industry sees the practice as a financial threat. Some news outlets, including The Associated Press, have struck licensing deals for use of their material. After similar negotiations broke down, The New York Times filed its own lawsuit in December to halt the practice or receive compensation. The three outlets suing OpenAI did not offer specific examples of stories they allege were stolen. But they said recreations of what ChatGPT used to train its bots turned up examples of material from the three news outlets. “When providing responses, ChatGPT gives the impression that it is an all-knowing ‘intelligent’ source of the information being provided, when in reality, the responses are frequently based on copyrighted works of journalism that ChatGPT simply mimics,” the lawsuit says. While the Times, as a print publication, is able to pay for a federal copyright registration for all of its material in bulk, digital publications have no such ability. But lawyers for the three outlets suing Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Southern District of New York contend that their journalism is copyright-protected even without paying the fee. Besides the Times, authors, including Sarah Silverman, have similarly sued the company for copyright infringement. The Intercept lists Microsoft as a defendant because the tech giant has invested billions of dollars in OpenAI’s artificial-intelligence efforts. Raw Story and AlterNet did not sue Microsoft because they have a news partnership with the company, a spokesman said. The lawsuit asks for at least $2,500 in damages for each time one of their stories has been used by ChatGPT. “As newsrooms throughout the country are decimated by financial imperatives to cut back, OpenAI reaps the benefits of our content,” said Annie Chabel, chief executive officer of The Intercept. “We hope this lawsuit will send a strong message to AI developers who chose to ignore our copyrights and free ride on the hard work of our journalists.” David Bauder, The Associated Press

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Stargazing: 5 tips to get the best view of the night sky

The space agency’s list of 13 great places in Canada for astronomy lovers includes B.C.’s Garibaldi Provincial Park. 2. Get in position Find a clear spot, preferably one where you can see the horizon. Don’t let tall trees and buildings block your view. 3. Check the weather Nothing will ruin your stargazing experience like clouds blocking the view! And dress warmly — nights can get chilly, even in the summer. 4. Prime your eyes You can see a lot with just your eyes, but remember that bright lights will make them less sensitive. Give your eyes 15-20 minutes to adjust to the darkness and use a red flashlight, which is less blinding, to get around. You can make one yourself by covering a regular flashlight with a red balloon or transparency sheet. 5. Tools you can use A pair of binoculars will help you see details on objects closer to Earth, such as the moon’s craters. A telescope, available at different price points, will help you see planets, galaxies and nebulae. Bonus tip: Unless you are trying to see the moon, or an object only visible on a certain date, choose a night where the moon is barely visible. The moon’s bright light and can dim already faint objects. Source: Canadian Space Agency/Government of Canada

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Conservationist Aldo Leopold’s last remaining child dies at 97

Estella Leopold graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1948, received her master’s at the University of California Berkeley and earned a doctorate in botany from Yale University in 1955. She spent two decades at the U.S. Geological Survey in Denver, studying pollen and fossils. She led the effort to preserve the rich fossil beds in Colorado’s Florissant Valley, eventually resulting in the area being protected as a national monument. She next joined the Quaternary Research Center at the University of Washington, where her work included documenting the fault zone that runs through Seattle. Following the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980, she spearheaded the effort to make it a national monument so the area could be studied. The Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument was established in 1982. She retired from teaching at the University of Washington in 2000. She published or contributed to more than a hundred scientific papers and articles over her career. But it wasn’t until 2012, when she was in her 80s, that Estella Leopold wrote her first book. Her second, “Stories from the Leopold Shack” published in 2016, provides insights into some of her father’s essays and tells family stories. Huffaker called her death “definitely the end of an era,” but said the conservationism that she and her father dedicated their lives to promoting continues to grow and evolve.

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In under 24 hours, Wisconsin cities see a nearly 60-degree change in temperatures

In Madison, Tuesday’s 70 degrees (21.11 degrees Celsius) high plunged to 11 degrees (-11.67 degrees Celsius) by Wednesday morning. The temperature swing of 59 degrees (15 degrees Celsius) within 24 hours tied the previous record set in 1911. Kuroski said Tuesday’s recorded high broke previous records for the same date, for all of February and for any winter season date _ which the weather service considers the months of December, January and February. On Tuesday, Milwaukee recorded a high of 74 degrees (23.33 degrees Celsius) followed by a low of 16 degrees (-8.89 degrees Celsius) on Wednesday morning — a 58-degree change. As a bonus, parts of the city reported snowfall overnight. Meteorologists think the 24-hour change may have broken or come close to previous record-setting events for Milwaukee in 1911 and 1934. But historic hourly temperature data for Milwaukee is incomplete, making it impossible to definitively decide that’s the case. Tuesday’s high did break records for the date, for all of February and for any winter date.

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UC Berkeley rattled after anti-Israel protesters force evacuation at event

“The attack on the building, and on the event, was an attack on the fundamental values of the university, which are also essential to maintain and nurture open inquiry and an inclusive civil society,” Christ and Hermalin said in their note. Allegations of antisemitism against UC Berkeley and its law school predate Oct. 7, but according to a lawsuit filed in November by two Jewish groups, they’ve escalated since war broke out. The university has flouted UC rules and U.S. law and “enabled the normalization of anti-Jewish hatred on campus,” the complaint says. Dan Mogulof, an assistant vice chancellor at Berkeley, said in a statement after the suit that the university “has long been committed to confronting antisemitism and to supporting the needs and interests of its Jewish students, faculty and staff.” He also acknowledged that Berkeley doesn’t have a legal right to stop protests, but understands “how upsetting and frightening some of the demonstrations have been for Jewish students.” — With assistance from David Voreacos.

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Dwayne Johnson throws support behind Rebecca Ferguson after abusive co-star comments: ‘I’d like to find out who did this’

However, eventually Ferguson confronted the actor, who is not Hugh Jackman nor Tom Cruise, both of whom she has worked with on multiple projects. “I looked at this person and I said, ‘You can eff off … I never want to see you again,’” Ferguson recounted. “And then I remember the producers came up and said, ‘You can’t do this to No. 1. We have to let this person be on set.’” The experience marked a turning point in the Silo star’s career. She eventually completed her scenes with the culprit but said she wouldn’t let herself be bullied ever again on a movie set. “From that moment, I have never let myself get to a point where I’ve got home and gone, ‘Why did that happen?’” The Rock spotted Ferguson’s comments and officially removed himself as one of the candidates who might be the “idiot of a co-star” when he weighed in with words of support for his Hercules castmate. “Hate seeing this but love seeing her stand up to bullshit,” Johnson wrote in a post shared to X. “Rebecca was my guardian angel sent from heaven on our set. I love that woman.” The former WWE star added: “I’d like to find out who did this.”

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Weekly sports update February 19th to 25th

× Expand aboodi vesakaran on Unsplash Oakville Blades Results: February 23rd Oakville Blades 4 vs. Niagara Falls Canucks 2 February 24th Oakville Blades 4 vs. Mississauga Chargers 1 February 25th Oakville Blades 4 vs. Leamington Flyers 3 Upcoming: February 28th Oakville Blades vs. Milton Menace March 1st Oakville Blades vs. Toronto Jr. Canadiens March 2nd Oakville Blades vs. Toronto Patriots March 3rd Oakville Blades vs. Buffalo Jr. Sabres × West Conference Standings GP W L T OTL PTS PCT GF GA DIFF PIM STK Collingwood Blues 54 47 6 0 1 95 0.880 277 83 194 870 4-0-0-0 Milton Menace 52 39 11 2 0 80 0.769 225 142 83 905 6-0-0-0 Leamington Flyers 53 34 12 5 2 75 0.708 204 129 75 533 0-2-1-0 Buffalo Jr. Sabres 53 31 18 0 4 66 0.623 199 163 36 749 6-0-1-0 Burlington Cougars 52 27 18 1 6 61 0.587 195 180 15 767 3-0-0-0 Oakville Blades 52 28 20 1 3 60 0.577 166 141 25 660 4-0-0-0 Georgetown Raiders 52 27 20 1 4 59 0.567 192 165 27 770 0-1-0-0 Brantford 99ers 52 24 25 0 3 51 0.490 152 189 -37 676 3-0-1-0 Toronto Patriots 54 22 26 3 3 50 0.463 162 194 -32 893 0-2-0-0 Niagara Falls Canucks 53 17 35 0 1 35 0.330 161 237 -76 636 0-2-0-0 Caledon Admirals 54 8 40 1 5 22 0.204 112 254 -142 643 0-4-0-0 Mississauga Chargers 54 4 46 0 4 12 0.111 96 281 -185 991 0-16-2-0 West Conference Standings HCAA Sr. Boys Basketball Results: February 20th St. Ignatius of Loyola 66 vs. Holy Trinity 63 × East GP W L PTS WIN % PF PA STREAK Holy Trinity 12 11 1 22 0.917 756 641 W 11 Christ the King 12 8 4 16 0.667 713 616 L 3 St. Ignatius of Loyola 12 7 5 14 0.583 663 623 W 1 Bishop Reding 12 6 6 12 0.500 720 696 L 1 St. Francis Xavier 12 3 9 6 0.250 665 715 L 1 West GP W L PTS WIN % PF PA STREAK St. Thomas Aquinas 11 9 2 18 0.818 644 483 W 1 Notre Dame 11 4 7 8 0.364 521 621 W 2 Assumption 11 3 8 6 0.273 521 651 L 1 Corpus Christi 11 1 10 2 0.091 535 692 L 3 Sr. Boys Basketball Varsity Boys Hockey Results: February 20th St. Thomas Aquinas 2 vs. Christ the King 5 × Varsity Boys Hockey GP W L T PTS GF GA STREAK Bishop Reding 8 7 0 1 15 49 15 W 1 Christ the King 8 5 0 3 13 26 17 T 2 St. Thomas Aquinas 8 5 3 0 10 32 27 W 1 Notre Dame 8 3 3 2 8 21 17 W 3 Corpus Christi 8 2 2 4 8 15 20 T 2 St. Ignatius of Loyola 8 3 4 1 7 23 30 W 1 Assumption 8 2 5 1 5 21 28 L 1 Holy Trinity 8 2 5 1 5 17 28 L 1 St. Francis Xavier 8 0 7 1 1 11 33 L 6 Varsity Boys Hockey Varsity Girls Hockey Results: February 21st Holy Trinty 2 vs. Bishop Reding 3 × Varsity Girls Hockey GP W L T PTS GF GA STREAK Bishop Reding 6 6 0 0 12 14 2 W 6 Corpus Christi 6 4 1 1 9 17 11 W 1 Notre Dame 6 3 1 2 8 18 13 T 1 Assumption 6 3 3 0 6 17 20 W 3 Holy Trinity 6 2 4 0 4 17 13 L 1 St. Thomas Aquinas 6 0 4 2 2 4 16 T 1 Christ the King 6 0 5 1 1 7 19 L 3 Varsity Girls Hockey HSSAA Sr. Boys Basketball Results: February 21st Academie catholique Mere-Terese 54 vs. Sainte-Trinite 60 February 22nd St. Mary 51 vs. King’s Christian 61 × Tier 1 GP W L T PTS WIN % PF PA STREAK King’s Christian Collegiate 9 8 1 0 16 0.889 656 369 W 4 Frank Hayden S.S. 9 8 1 0 16 0.889 593 483 W 4 Garth Webb S.S. 9 7 2 0 14 0.778 616 511 W 2 Iroquois Ridge H.S. 9 7 2 0 14 0.778 553 442 L 1 Craig Kielburger High School 9 4 5 0 8 0.444 503 517 L 1 Nelson High School 9 4 5 0 8 0.444 472 412 W 1 Abbey Park H.S. 9 3 6 0 6 0.333 436 564 L 3 Georgetown D.H.S. 9 3 6 0 6 0.333 414 451 L 2 Oakville Trafalgar H.S. 9 1 8 0 2 0.111 374 538 L 6 M.M. Robinson H.S. 9 0 9 0 0 0.000 288 618 L 9 Tier 2 GP W L T PTS WIN % PF PA STREAK T.A. Blakelock H.S. 8 7 1 0 14 0.875 481 387 W 6 Milton D.H.S. 8 6 2 0 12 0.750 499 355 W 1 E.S. Gaétan Gervais 8 6 2 0 12 0.750 461 419 W 5 Aldershot High School 8 5 3 0 10 0.625 472 425 L 1 E.S. Sainte-Trinité 8 5 3 0 10 0.625 418 359 W 1 White Oaks High School 8 4 4 0 8 0.500 348 325 W 2 Burlington Central H.S. 8 2 6 0 4 0.250 369 415 L 6 Elsie MacGill S.S. 8 1 7 0 2 0.125 382 432 L 5 Acton D.H.S. 8 0 8 0 0 0.000 186 499 L 8 Sr. Boys Basketball Sr. Girls Hockey Results: February 22nd Garth Webb 1 vs. Oakville Trafalgar 2 Milton 0 vs. Abbey Park 5 Blakelock 2 vs. Garth Webb 1 Robinson 4 vs. Abbey Park 1 Blakelock 2 vs. Oakville Trafalgar 2 Upcoming: February 27th Garth Webb vs. Nelson Burlington Central vs. Blakelock Frank Hyaden vs. Abbey Park TBD vs. Oakville Trafalgar × Sr. Girls Hockey GP W OTW SOW L OTL SOL T PTS GF GA STREAK Oakville Trafalgar H.S. 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 47 8 W 10 Georgetown D.H.S. 10 8 0 0 1 0 1 0 25 50 11 W 2 Garth Webb S.S. 10 6 1 1 1 1 0 0 23 40 19 L 1 Nelson High School 10 5 1 0 4 0 0 0 17 44 28 W 1 Burlington Central H.S. 10 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 15 29 36 W 2 T.A. Blakelock H.S. 10 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 15 24 16 L 2 Abbey Park H.S. 10 4 0 0 5 1 0 0 13 29 28 W 1 Frank Hayden S.S. 10 4 0 0 6 0 0 0 12 29 21 W 1 M.M. Robinson H.S. 10 4 0 0 6 0 0 0 12 23 26 L 1 Milton D.H.S. 10 1 0 0 9 0 0 0 3 9 65 L 2 Aldershot High School 10 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 5 71 L 10 Sr. Girls Hockey Sr. Boys Hockey Results: February 22nd Oakville Trafalgar 4 vs. Iroquois Ridge 5 Milton 2 vs. Blakelock 3 Oakville Trafalgar 1 vs. Garth Webb 7 Blakelock 2 vs. Aldershot 4 Iroquois Ridge 5 vs. Garth Webb 2 Upcoming: February 27th Robinson vs. Blakelock Oakville Trafalgar vs. Frank Hayden Georgetown vs. Garth Webb TBD vs. Iroquois Ridge × Sr. Boys Hockey GP W OTW SOW L OTL SOL T PTS GF GA STREAK Nelson High School 10 7 2 0 0 0 1 0 26 38 9 W 9 Garth Webb S.S. 10 7 0 1 1 1 0 0 24 40 24 W 6 Frank Hayden S.S. 10 7 0 0 3 0 0 0 21 38 19 W 2 Iroquois Ridge H.S. 10 4 1 2 2 1 0 0 19 27 22 L 1 Georgetown D.H.S. 10 5 0 0 4 1 0 0 16 29 21 W 1 Oakville Trafalgar H.S. 10 4 1 0 3 0 2 0 16 32 34 W 2 Aldershot High School 10 3 1 0 5 0 1 0 12 23 30 L 1 T.A. Blakelock H.S. 10 3 0 1 5 1 0 0 12 23 39 L 1 Milton D.H.S. 10 3 0 0 6 1 0 0 10 24 35 L 1 M.M. Robinson H.S. 10 1 1 1 6 0 1 0 8 20 30 L 2 Craig Kielburger High School 10 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 1 15 46 L 10 Sr. Boys hockey Sr. Girls Volleyball Results: February 21st St. Thomas 1 vs. Oakville Trafalgar 3 February 22nd St. Mary 0 vs. Blakelock 3 Upcoming: February 26th Oakville Trafalgar vs. Bishop Tonnos × Tier 1 MP W L T PTS SW SL PW PL STREAK Abbey Park H.S. 12 12 0 0 24 24 2 623 402 W 12 Oakville Trafalgar H.S. 12 11 1 0 22 22 2 590 333 W 4 Craig Kielburger High School 12 10 2 0 20 20 7 592 506 W 6 T.A. Blakelock H.S. 12 8 4 0 16 18 10 603 499 L 1 Iroquois Ridge H.S. 12 8 4 0 16 17 10 587 515 W 4 Georgetown D.H.S. 12 6 6 0 12 14 13 546 511 W 4 Nelson High School 12 6 6 0 12 14 14 583 544 L 1 Frank Hayden S.S. 12 5 7 0 10 14 15 574 561 L 3 Milton D.H.S. 12 4 8 0 8 11 17 528 560 L 4 Aldershot High School 12 4 8 0 8 9 17 509 537 L 4 White Oaks High School 12 2 10 0 4 5 21 370 588 L 4 M.M. Robinson H.S. 12 2 10 0 4 4 21 373 589 W 1 Garth Webb S.S. 12 0 12 0 0 1 24 275 608 L 12 Tier 2 MP W L T PTS SW SL PW PL STREAK Burlington Central H.S. 9 9 0 0 18 19 4 511 360 W 9 Elsie MacGill S.S. 9 6 3 0 12 14 7 453 399 W 1 Acton D.H.S. 9 3 6 0 6 9 13 426 448 L 2 E.S. Sainte-Trinité 9 0 9 0 0 0 18 269 452 L 9 Sr. Girls Volleyball

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Province cuts ties with Winnipeg foster home operator after teens given marijuana daily

The Manitoba government is cutting ties with a private foster home operator and has asked police to investigate after learning the home was giving underage teens unauthorized cannabis as a form of harm reduction. Spirit Rising House, a Winnipeg-based for-profit company, runs nine foster homes and two specialized group homes for 34 high-risk youth in Child and Family Services care. “We are talking about some of the most vulnerable, at-risk youth with incredibly complex needs,” Families Minister Nahanni Fontaine told CBC News. “So to learn that cannabis was being distributed was quite concerning.” Former and current employees told CBC underage youth were provided cannabis by staff, which was widely known throughout the company. “Harm reduction is great when it’s being used for harm reduction, but what we were doing is providing weed every day at 3:30,” said a former employee who used to work at one of the homes and gave the youth cannabis. Staff were told by upper management it was better to have workers at the home provide cannabis than risk residents going elsewhere and doing harder drugs, such as methamphetamine and opioids. “It’s easier to just keep [them] placated and happy than to have to deal with the paperwork, police and hospitals,” the former employee said. Another former worker said the teens, some as young as 15, were given a choice between getting one gram of cannabis a day or getting a weekly cash allowance. Every youth picked the cannabis, she said. She said an underage teen who had never smoked marijuana in her life started smoking it daily after she moved into a Spirit Rising House home. “It was very concerning to me when I would show up and she’s walking around … with a bong in her hand and just out of it all the time,” said the former worker. “And it’s all she does now.” The two former employees are among four people — past and current employees — who spoke to CBC News about concerns with the operations of Spirit Rising House. CBC is not identifying the individuals because they fear speaking out will harm their future job prospects. They are speaking out because they say what they’ve seen happening at the homes isn’t right and believe the children deserve better care. The foster homes are in charge of Level 5 CFS children in care — youth with high, complex care needs deemed at risk of sexual exploitation, drug use and self-harm. Current staff worry about teens’ future One current Spirit Rising House employee says the kids are given the best care possible from staff, but says the company took its harm reduction plans too far. “If people are providing these kids with a gram of weed every single day, what happens when they’re not in their care?” she asked. “We should be preparing them for real life, because some of these kids, the second they turn 18, they’re out of our houses. They’re gone.” The Manitoba government got involved about a month ago, after a department staff member alerted them to reports of cannabis being given to youth by Spirit Rising House staff, a spokesperson for the families minister told CBC. Around that time, a now-deleted Reddit post was published accusing Spirit Rising House owners of giving the kids cannabis as a means to “numb” them. Fontaine said her department investigated and during an on-site visit was able to confirm that unauthorized cannabis was being given to the youth. In response, the government put a hold on all new placements in Spirit Rising House homes, informed all CFS authorities of their findings and decided to cut ties with the company, Fontaine said. Southeast Child and Family Services, which licenses Spirit Rising House, did a similar review and has placed a co-manager in the homes, Fontaine added. The findings were also reported to Winnipeg police, who confirmed their child abuse unit is now investigating. Finding new placements priority: minister There is no timeline for when the youth will be transitioned out of the homes, Fontaine said. “Right now my priority is Spirit Rising House. More particularly my priority is the children that are there,” and finding them new placements, she said. “They deserve to be safe. They deserve to be seen, to be heard. And certainly at the end of the day, they deserve to be protected and loved. That is my concern.” Spirit Rising House Inc. began in 2021 and is co-owned by Ian Rabb — a well-known addictions counsellor and managing director of Kelburn Recovery Centre. Christine Ormiston, Kelli Register and John Bennett are also listed as owners, according to company records. The province and CFS agencies paid the company over $2.2 million for its services last year, according to figures provided by the government and the Southern First Nations Network of Care — an authority responsible for over 4,000 youth in care that oversees the Southeast Child and Family Services agency. Spirit Rising House bills itself as a provider of homes that specialize in stabilization and treating addictions for at-risk youth. Rabb declined an interview request for this story. In a statement sent by the company’s lawyer, Rabb said he could not speak about specifics due to confidentiality concerns. He said the company’s homes focus on a harm reduction approach for kids in care who are addicted to opioids and methamphetamine. Using cannabis is part of this approach, he said, adding that it can be prescribed by physicians or the youth can buy it themselves. Choosing cannabis over meth a step in ‘right direction’: co-owner He did not address allegations that staff at the home were directly providing cannabis for the kids and no evidence was provided to support the youth were prescribed the cannabis. “We all agree that abstinence is where we all want to be and choosing to use cannabis instead of opioids or meth and other illicit hard drugs is a step in the right direction,” Rabb said in the statement. Following the Reddit post on Jan. 29, CBC obtained a Feb. 9 memo that went to all Spirit Rising House staff, stating that cannabis must only be given with a prescription from a doctor. “To be clear, under no circumstances should there be any non-prescribed marijuana or cannabis products on SRH property moving forward,” executive director John Bennett wrote. The memo said before any controlled substance, including marijuana, is given to a youth, staff also need the consent of the child’s guardian CFS agency. Cannabis cannot be given to the youth in lieu of their cash allowance, the memo said, and workers must document the use of any substance on a provincial form. Bennett noted the company is new and admits it has made mistakes. “We take ownership of those mistakes and intend to learn from them,” he said. Smoking cannabis dangerous for young adults: doctor There is limited data on the efficacy of medical cannabis use by youth, according to a 2023 position statement by the Canadian Pediatric Society. It can be prescribed, off-label, to youth by a doctor, but smoking cannabis is not recommended due to its unpredictable dosing and respiratory hazards, according to the society. When used for therapeutic consideration, benefits must outweigh the risks and there must be a clear treatment plan that is monitored by physicians, the society states. Winnipeg pediatrician Dr. Ruth Grimes said no one under the age of 25 should be experimenting with cannabis, given the effects it has on brain development. It can impact short-term memory and put teens at a higher risk for developing anxiety or depression, she said. “Teens that are using cannabis on a daily basis definitely have impaired academic functioning because that short-term memory, that working memory, processing speed, all of that is impaired,” Grimes said. “And I would still beg the question, why is the cannabis being used? Let’s try and address the reasons behind the use.”

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Funeral of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to be held on Friday, spokesperson says

MOSCOW (AP) — The funeral of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died earlier this month in a remote Arctic penal colony, will take place on Friday in Moscow, his spokesperson said. His funeral will be held at a church in Moscow’s southeast Maryino district on Friday afternoon, Kira Yarmysh said Tuesday. The burial is to be at a nearby cemetery. Navalny died in mid-February in one of Russia’s harshest penal facilities. Russian authorities said the cause of his death at age 47 is still unknown, and the results of any investigation are likely to be questioned abroad. Many Western leaders have already said they hold Russian President Vladimir Putin responsible for his death. The Associated Press

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