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- LEGAL POT COULD COST OVER $400 AN OUNCE IN WASHINGTON That's because of challenges in getting the new sales and distribution system up and running, according to The New York Times. If the system can be made to work more smoothly, the price should come down.
Washington's first legal pot stores open tomorrow: "One problem," reports The Seattle Times. "The pot supply is expected to be extremely limited at first."
Actually, more than one problem: The New York Times reports on "the downright odd pattern of where the first shops will open," with only one store ready to serve customers in Seattle tomorrow. Meanwhile, the NYT reports: "Vancouver, about one-fourth Seattle’s size, in a largely conservative county that has tried to slow or stop marijuana businesses with strict land-use rules, could have three shops. Tacoma, also in a county that has tried to block marijuana businesses, may have four."
World Cup: No games today, and tomorrow brings Brazil vs. Germany at 1 pm Pacific. But Neymar, the beloved forward for Brazil, is out for the rest of the tournament after a knee-to-the-back from a Colombia player fractured one of his vertebrae. Brazil is asking for punishment of the Colombia player. (And for reconsideration of a yellow card given to Brazil's team captain in the game against Colombia; that yellow card means the team captain, too, won't be able to play against Germany tomorrow.)
Iraqi general killed: In a mortar attack.
In Ukraine: Orders to end the pro-Russia rebellion.
Why isn't all this new technology making Americans richer? An exploration.
Worries about the UW's new partnership with a Catholic health-care provider: "A group of UW doctors in training, nine graduate-student organizations and the Graduate and Professional Student Senate, in two letters and a resolution, are asking UW leaders and administrators for more details about the agreement," the Seattle Times reports. "In addition, they want a comprehensive statement of the UW’s policies on reproductive health, end-of-life care and nondiscrimination in care and employment."
Chicago gun violence: The toll from this past weekend: 11 killed and 60 wounded.
Clinton distancing herself from Obama: In part by suggesting she'll "do more to woo Republicans."
Australian children of same-sex couples: New research says they're happier and healthier than other kids.