Israeli election results: Benjamin Netanyahu reelected prime minister

“Since the collapse of the peace process in the early 2000s and the rise of the Hamas government in Gaza after Israel’s withdrawal from the territory, the Israeli public has drifted further and further toward skepticism about peace and the outside world.

Political scientists have documented strong evidence that rocket attacks and suicide bombings lead to increased vote shares for right-wing parties, suggesting that the unending Palestinian conflict has led to a complete collapse of support for Israel’s left-wing peace camp.,”

https://www.vox.com/world/2019/4/10/18302233/israel-election-results-benjamin-netanyahu-2019

Boucher to be resentenced after federal appeals court throws out 30-day jail term for assault on US Senator

“The court did not address Paul’s six broken ribs, his damaged lung, his bouts of pneumonia or his chronic pain,” Stranch said in the ruling.

Paul underwent surgery last month to have a part of his lung removed, saying in a tweet that the operation focused on an area of his lung “damaged by the 2017 assault.”

https://www.bgdailynews.com/news/boucher-to-be-resentenced-after-federal-appeals-court-throws-out/article_d05ca8c6-2ef4-5c05-a875-4b7cab407939.html

Marijuana banking bill appears headed to landmark US House vote

A measure that would enable financial institutions to serve the cannabis industry and ancillary companies without fear of federal punishment could be put to a historic full vote in the U.S. House of Representatives later this month.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat, intends to put the SAFE Banking Act to a vote before the end of September, a staff member confirmed to Marijuana Business Daily on Friday.

The House Financial Services Committee advanced the bill earlier this year by a resounding 45-15 vote, and cannabis industry officials believe the full House will approve it as well.

Source: Marijuana banking bill appears headed to landmark US House vote

Florida Coast Guard Receives Mysterious Radio Calls Threatening to Set Off Depth Charges and Sink Their Ships in the Gulf

Authorities say penalties for making false distress calls and hoaxes, upon conviction, include up to 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines, plus the cost of the search. The Coast Guard does not actually operate aircraft carriers, only smaller “cutter” vessels, Navy Times reported.

https://www.newsweek.com/florida-st-petersburg-coast-guard-threat-hoax-radio-calls-depth-charges-sink-ships-1459072

Trump: Feds “Allowing States” to Choose Legalization | NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform

In response to a reporter’s question regarding whether or not the administration will support a change in federal marijuana policy, President Trump responded: “It’s a very big subject and right now we are allowing states to make that decision. A lot of states are making that decision, but we’re allowing states to make that decision.”

Source: POTUS: Feds “Allowing States” to Choose Legalization | NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform

TX Prisons: 2 suicides, 1 attempt at Bexar County Jail in 9 days,…

In the last five years, 14 inmates have died by suicide at the jail before being convicted of the alleged crime for which they’re incarcerated, according to data compiled by the Texas Justice Initiative.

On average, inmates die within 13 days of being in custody, data compiled by the Texas Justice Initiative shows.

Source: 2 suicides, 1 attempt at Bexar County Jail in 9 days,…