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Is there a business that you want to start and go into? Are you sold out with this business idea of yours? Are you convinced that this business will click and will earn huge profits?

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Medical marijuana?

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Dr. Junice L.D. Melgar, executive director of the Likhaan Center for Women’s Health, said that marijuana has a number of medical uses.

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From “West Side Story”: “We’ll find a new way of living. . .” In the five-day-old new year, we shall have to find a new way of living with traffic. As a driver, passenger, pedestrian, and taxpayer, my farfetched theory is that if everyone exercised some kind of kindness on the street we’d have less traffic and less stress.

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When President Benigno Aquino III in January, 2016, vetoed the P2,000 pension hike of Social Security System (SSS) retirees because of its “dire financial consequences,” then presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte joined in castigating his action which, it seemed, showed how callous the administration was, that it would refuse what Congress had already approved – an increase in the pensions of old retired workers some of whom were getting as little as P2,500 a month.

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In the closing days of the Obama administration, the United States government announced sanctions against Russia’s leading intelligence agencies – the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence agency, and the FSB, successor of the old KGB. It closed down two Russian compounds – in New York and in Maryland. And it kicked out 35 Russian diplomats who, the US claimed, were actually intelligence operatives.

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John was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.” The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus. Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come, and you will see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day. It was about four in the afternoon. Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus. He first found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah,” which is translated Christ.

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