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Joe Rogan. Whoopi. Awkwafina. Chappelle. None was canceled. Is this a new cultural detente?

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Joe Rogan, Whoopi, Awkwafina are controversial, but not canceled. Why?

To appreciate how truly unprecedented these times are when it comes to cultural communication, consider that in 19th-century England, people trekked down to Speakers Corner just outside of London’s Hyde Park to have their views heard by the masses.

We’re talking bold-faced names like Vladimir Lenin and Karl Marx, who today would have millions of Twitter followers. Back then, you were lucky if a few hundred people showed up, and amplifying what you said required not just journalists but also at least a day to print and deliver your brilliant wisdom or outrageous screed.

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Razzies royally torch 'Diana' musical and 'Space Jam 2,' show love to Oscar favorite Will Smith

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As more marijuana dispensaries get targeted by robbers, SAFE Banking Act lingers in Congress

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Weed dispensaries targeted by robbers: Will SAFE Banking Act help?

A bill that could allow electronic transactions at weed dispensaries nationwide is again make its way through Congress but the SAFE Banking Act might not be the cure-all that supporters envision.

In over a decade of operating cannabis shops in Washington, Shea Hynes never once worried about his stores getting robbed at gun point – until recently: In a span of three weeks, his stores were robbed three different times at gun point.

Reports of armed robberies at cannabis dispensaries like Hynes’ have nearly doubled in the first quarter of this year compared with all of last year, according to data maintained by the Craft Cannabis Coalition. The group, which represents more than 50 stores in Washington, has recorded more than 65 armed robberies so far this year, compared with 35 in 2021 and 29 in 2020. 

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Takeaways from Friday's Sweet 16: North Carolina looks like national title contender

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