It's 4/20 - News With Mary DixonOn this April 20th -- 4/20 -- people backing legalized marijuana use are planning smoke-ins around the country. (There are a number of stories about why 4/20 is a holiday for weed enthusiasts. Ask a friend.) In Washington, DC, demonstrators on Capitol Hill are reportedly going to try to hand out free joints to Congressmembers. Illinois lawmakers heard testimony on a proposal to legalize it here ...A Cook County judge will rule next week on a Chicago Public Schools funding lawsuit against the State of Illinois ... Governor Rauner is catching heat from reproductive rights advocates. He ran as a pro-choice candidate three years ago but is now promising to veto a measure that would keep abortion legal in Illinois if the Supreme Court overturns Roe-v-Wade. Chicago's Cardinal Cupich praised Rauner's veto plan ... Two more courts have stayed two more executions in Arkansas ... Secretary of State Tillerson says the Trump administration is conducting a thorough review of the deal to restrict Iran's nuclear program ... Russia is shutting down a UN Security Council condemnation of North Korea's latest missile test ... CBS News reports the CIA and FBI are investigating what may be the worst breach in CIA history. They're looking for an insider who leaked information on tools used to spy on smartphones and tvs to Wikileaks ... The Cubs came back to beat the Brewers ... the White Sox lost in New York ... and it's do or die tonight for the Blackhawks in Nashville ... There's a chance of rain this morning. Otherwise, it'll be breezy and near 70 degrees.
A Day Without A Woman - News With Mary DixonWomen are being encouraged to skip work - paid and unpaid - save their money for small businesses owned by women, wear red, attend rallies, or at least let dudes change the toilet paper roll for once. The followup to January's Women's March is meant to highlight issues like discrimination and economic inequality ... The state of Hawaii is challenging President Trump's travel ban in court ... Both small government conservative and more moderate Republicans are challenging their party's health care bill, which moves to committee hearings today ... The FBI is getting ready to go after the source of leaks from the CIA to WikiLeaks. The website has posted what it says is an arsenal of hacking tools the CIA has used to spy on espionage targets ... The Chicago Jewish Day School on the North Side was one of a dozen Jewish targets of fake bomb threats yesterday ... The Big Ten men's college basketball tournament begins today. The Bulls are in Orlando tonight ... It's going to be very windy today, with temperatures in the low-50s.
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