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Berkeley becomes a sanctuary city for marijuana users

/ Feb 15, 2018

Berkeley becomes a sanctuary city for marijuana users

Berkeley has declared itself a sanctuary city for marijuana users, a largely symbolic move that cements a policy prohibiting city employees from assisting federal officials in the enforcement of federal marijuana laws. The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of the resolution proposed ...

Blackface at Brazil Carnival parade sparks debate

/ Feb 14, 2018

Blackface at Brazil Carnival parade sparks debate

A top samba school's use of blackface in a Carnival parade sparked debate Tuesday about depictions of race in Brazil, which is still grappling with a fraught racial legacy. The storied Salgueiro school's performance in the early hours of Tuesday featured two groups in blackface ...