It took less than a week for Nevada to start running out of legal marijuana


That was quick.

It’s been less than a week since Nevada started selling recreational marijuana and the state’s dispensaries are already running out.

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With lines out the door from the moment the new law went into effect early Sunday morning, the state’s 47 dispensaries are struggling to keep up with the demand, according to the Reno-Gazette Journal.

The Nevada Dispensary Association estimates there has already been as much as $3 million in marijuana sales, which would amount to about $1 million in tax revenue for the state, according to the Reno-Gazette Journal.  Read more…

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Shia LaBeouf arrested in Georgia for public drunkenness, disorderly conduct


Shia LaBeouf was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of public drunkenness, obstruction, and disorderly conduct after causing a disturbance at Savannah, Georgia’s City Market.

According to the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (via The Hollywood Reporter), the incident reportedly began when LaBeouf asked a bystander for a cigarette. He then “became disorderly, using profanities and vulgar language” when one was not made available.

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He eventually ran off, into a nearby hotel, and was later apprehended in the lobby. He was released late Saturday morning on $3,500 bail. Read more…

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‘True Blood’ star Nelsan Ellis dead at 39


The sassy, comedic, and all around heart and soul of the hit TV series True Blood, Nelsan Ellis, is dead at the young age of 39. 

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Details of Ellis’ passing are scarce, but the Hollywood Reporter reports that the actor’s manager, Emily Gerson Saines, says Ellis “passed away after complications with heart failure.” 

Fans of True Blood will remember Ellis’ portrayal of the character Lafayette Reynolds, who traveled between the worlds of humans of vampires with equal grace, as one of the best parts of the series. 

Although the show was known for its campiness, Lafayette was a character who delivered laughs as a drug dealer and cook, but also struggled with addiction (to vampire blood), and always pushed back in elegant yet tough fashion against conservative southern (where the story was set) attitudes toward the LGBTQ community.  Read more…

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Police officer says yes to a proposal from her girlfriend at London Pride


June is over, but Pride Month is still going. 

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A police officer at London’s Pride march on Saturday got surprised by her girlfriend, who knelt down to propose in the middle of the celebration. 

My amazing friend Jane proposes to her gf dizzy at #pride – amazing

— Lewis Iwu (@lewisiwu) July 8, 2017

She said YES!

Congratulations ❤️💍#LoveHappensHere

— BTP (@BTP) July 8, 2017

Congrats to Jane and Dizzy – Engaged at #Pride #LoveLivesHere #PrideinLondon #BritishTransportPolice

— Hannah Eachus (@HannahEachus) July 8, 2017 Read more…

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Researchers create a ‘battery-free’ mobile phone


Your future phone may never need to be charged. 

That’s the exciting implication of new research out of the University of Washington, where researchers have created a mobile phone prototype that doesn’t require a battery to operate.

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The astonishingly efficient prototype requires just 3.5 microwatts of juice, and it employs an innovative approach to avoid the need for a battery cell. Instead, it uses ambient power from radio signals and light — its onboard solar cell is “roughly the size of a grain of rice” — to transmit a signal back to a base station 50 feet away.  Read more…

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PSA: Letting a highly venomous spider climb up your arm will not make you Spider-Man


Critics are loving Spider-Man: Homecoming for many reasons, one of which is the highly praised decision to avoid Spidey’s tired origin story. You know, the same one we’ve been subjected to in two prior reboots released since 2002. 

In that spirit, we’d like to remind you of the following: letting a big, venomous spider climb up your arm will not make you Spider-Man. In other words, do not be like the man in this video, who lets the extremely poisonous Brazilian Wandering Spider scuttle around his wrist like a cartoon monster.

Maybe just go see Spider-Man: Homecoming instead? Read more…

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Apple iPhone 8’s wireless charging may be late for launch, report says


No, the Apple iPhone rumors are not done. You will take your iPhone rumor medicine, and like it. 

Actually, you might not like this one. 

SEE ALSO: This isn’t the iPhone 8. But it’s probably really, really close.

In a late night Twitter message on Friday, John Gruber, an Apple-focused writer and podcaster who occasionally comes up with early info on the company’s products, delivered some new details around rumors of the iPhone offering wireless (inductive) charging. 

“I’ve heard that inductive charging will (a) be sold separately, and (b) might be late, waiting for iOS 11.1 (a la Portrait mode last year),” wrote Gruber. “I’m not sure if the holdup is hardware or software. And they could catch up in next three weeks.” Read more…

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Delta in-flight disaster averted thanks to weaponized wine bottles


Wine: saving everyone’s flight experience in more ways than one. 

A Delta flight devolved into a nightmare on Thursday when a man tried to force open an exit door midair, the Washington Post reported.  The day was saved thanks to resourceful flight attendants armed with glass bottles.

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Joseph Hudek IV, age 23, was flying first class on a 5 p.m. flight from Seattle to Beijing. At one point, he left the first-class bathroom and “lunged toward the forward right exit door.” He grabbed the handle and tried to pull the door open.  Read more…

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Ivanka Trump, who ‘tries to stay out of politics,’ sat in for her dad at a G20 session


It’s fairly common practice for government ministers to briefly sub in for world leaders at summits like G20. What’s less common — and more controversial — is for the unqualified children of world leaders to take their parents’ seats.

Anyway, guess what happened! Ivanka Trump, who, as you’ll recall, “tries to stay out of politics,” did exactly the opposite at a G20 session on Saturday. 

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Ivanka, who technically serves as an unpaid adviser to the president, didn’t speak during her stint in the room. Still, a lot of people weren’t particularly pleased by her presence. The move certainly raises a lot of questions, like 1) How is she qualified to confer with world leaders? and 2) Who thought this would be a good idea? Read more…

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