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Gus Dabais stands in the entry to his Sidewalk Wellness store in San Francisco. 

CBD oil-infused gummy bears, lattes and other food, drinks and dietary supplements are selling quickly even though the U.S. government says they're illegal and local authorities have forced some retailers to pull products.

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Lori Lightfoot speaks at her election night party Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) 

On a historic night that recorded more firsts for Black leadership, Lightfoot swept all 50 wards to become the first Black female mayor of Chicago

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MIT researcher Joy Buolamwini 

Facial recognition technology was already seeping into everyday life — from your photos on Facebook to police scans of mugshots — when Joy Buolamwini noticed a serious glitch: Some of the software couldn't detect dark-skinned faces like hers.

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Lori Lightfoot celebrates at her election night rally at the Hilton Chicago after defeating Toni Preckwinkle in the Chicago mayoral election, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP) 

Lori Lightfoot has made history, becoming the first Black woman and the first openly gay person to be elected Chicago mayor

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Michael Brown's mother could soon have oversight over the police department connected to her son's death, if voters in Ferguson, Missouri, elect her to the City Council.

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Wayne Messam, mayor of Miramar, Fla. 

A mayor you have never heard of is running for president -- and believes he has a shot. Florida Democrat Wayne Messam announced his candidacy late last week

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A former federal prosecutor who has never held elected office was vying for Chicago mayor on Tuesday against a powerful official whose political career spans decades, providing voters a clear contrast in a historic runoff already assured of elevating a black woman to lead the nation's third-largest city.

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The  "Jamestown to Jamestown" partnership will link Virginia with Ghana to honor ancestors and the struggle for Black liberation

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Mother says officers knocked down the door, pointed their guns at her family members and destroyed the birthday cake

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Decision comes hours ahead of an emergency hearing calling for the administration to reverse termination of Deferred Enforced Departure

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