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Why You Should Experiment With Marijuana And Mangoes In Quarantine

How do you make your marijuana supply last longer? A friend recently asked that question and I imagine it’s a question on multiple minds at the moment. Maybe your next cannabis...

Pieces From Blown Away Season Two to Go on View at Corning Museum of...

These days, there’s a reality competition show for just about everything, from baking to fashion to pottery. But Netflix’s Blown Away—in which expert glassblowers compete for prizes including a residency at the Corning Museum of Glass in upstate New York—is especially worth a watch. There are no amateurs in sight, and watching the contestants work with delicate materials in high temperatures is especially riveting. Plus, the end results are beautiful. Season two of the show will premiere on the streaming service on January 22, and that same day, the Corning Museum will launch an exhibition featuring one piece from each of the 10 contestants, who hail from around the world. One is Andi Kovel, whose Esque Studio (with partner Justin Parker) was named to Time magazine’s Design 100 and has created light fixtures and glass pieces for interior designers Lenny Kravitz and Kelly Wearstler. Gathering of Molecules by Nao Yamamoto will be one of the pieces on display. Courtesy of Netflix Art professor Katherine Gray will return to the show as the resident evaluator, with YouTube and TikTok star Nick Uhas as the host. The trailer for season two reveals that none other than Queer Eye interior designer Bobby Berk will appear as a guest judge, as will season one contestant Alexander Rosenberg and winner Deborah Czeresko. Host Nick Uhas, resident judge Katherine Gray, and guest judge Bobby Berk on the set of Blown Away. Photo: david leyes The museum is heavily involved with the show, from the exhibit to the grand prize residency to the appearance of its Hot Glass Demo Team and of former museum senior director Rob Cassetti on the final episode. (The demo team will serve as assistants, while Cassetti will be a guest evaluator.) Season one winner Deborah Czeresko (center, with judge Katherine Gray and host Nick Uhas) returns as a guest judge this season. Photo: Netflix “Glass as a material keeps giving,” said Cassetti, who retired from his position in October. “I didn’t know that at 20 years old when I walked into a glass factory and stood under the furnace watching the molten glass drip—feeling the electric energy—that I’d end up trying to chase that magic for my career, but it’s been a beautiful chase. And it doesn’t end. I felt it when I stood on the set of Blown Away. That shiver-down-your-spine excitement is still there.”

Trump Pardons Lil Wayne & Frees Kodak Black, Weezy Gives Thanks

Exclusive Details 7:43 AM PT -- 1/21 -- Tunechi's publicly showing appreciation for his pardon, tweeting ... "I want to thank President Trump for recognizing that I have so much more to give to my family, my art, and my community." Lil Wayne also thanked his lawyer for "working so diligently to secure another chance for me." 5:16 AM PT -- Lil Wayne and Kodak Black's attorney, Bradford Cohen was working behind the scenes for a while to lobby for both men's clean slate. Cohen tells TMZ ... Wayne reached out to him shortly after he was slapped with gun charges in 2020, as they'd previously known each other over the years. Cohen got right to work, filing pardon paperwork for Weezy -- and largely relied on the argument that LW was being unfairly charged, considering he was a non-violent felon with just one previous conviction ... for which he served a great deal of time behind bars. As for Kodak, Lord knows the guy was lobbying for his client for the longest time now -- and while Trump's staff noted Kodak's charitable work in their official reasoning ... Cohen tells us there were other factors at play too. Cohen says he highlighted Kodak's horrible treatment while behind bars -- some of which we've documented ourselves -- as well as the fact that Kodak was being treated as a serious threat in a maximum security facility, when really ... he was convicted for a relatively low-risk crime over paperwork. Remember, Kodak was due to get out of prison no earlier than 2022 ... but Trump saw to it that the dude be sprung ASAP, noting he'd completed a good portion of his sentence. President Trump came through for Lil Wayne with a full pardon that gets him off the hook for a gun charge that could've meant serious prison time, and rapper Kodak Black also got clemency with a commutation of his sentence. Wayne's pardon announcement included a statement of support by Brett Berish of Sovereign Brands, who described him as "trustworthy, kind-hearted and generous." The pardon statement then reads, "Mr. Carter has exhibited this generosity through commitment to a variety of charities, including donations to research hospitals and a host of foodbanks." Deion Sanders, also a supporter of the pardon, referred to Lil Wayne as "a provider for his family, a friend to many, a man of faith, a natural giver to the less fortunate, a waymaker [and] a game changer." Weezy's pardon came just hours before the sun set on Trump's Presidency ... and it's just one of a stack of pardons, including Kodak Black. Black, who was sentenced to 46 months in prison for making a false statement on a Federal document, served nearly half his sentence. The pardon statement notes he has been charitable in various ways, "such as providing educational resources to students and families of fallen law enforcement officers and the underprivileged." It goes on to note KB has provided funding to daycare centers, helped with food banks and worked with underprivileged children. And, the statement notes Kodak donated $50k to Dave Portnoy's Barstool Fund, which provides financial assistance to struggling businesses in the wake of COVID. Wayne endorsed Trump in the final days of the 2020 election campaign -- posing for a photo, talking up Trump's criminal justice reform efforts and his proposed "platinum plan" to benefit the Black community. With the pardon ... Weezy no longer has to worry about his federal gun case. As we reported ... he pled guilty in federal court last month to illegally possessing a loaded weapon while traveling to Miami on a private jet a year earlier. He hadn't been sentenced, but faced the possibility of up to 10 years. That's all in Wayne's rearview mirror now. Originally Published -- 3:52 AM PT

Start of Trump’s impeachment trial remains unsettled as Pelosi refuses to say when she’ll...

The question of who will represent Trump remains unanswered. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at a news conference Thursday that the House was "ready" to begin the trial but would wait until the Senate was prepared before formally transmitting the impeachment article, the step that would begin the trial the following day. "They have now informed us they are ready to receive, the question is other questions about how a trial will proceed, but we are ready," Pelosi said of the Senate. House Democrats are in discussions to send over the article of impeachment to the Senate as early as Friday, two sources say, but a complicating factor remains the fact that Trump still does not have a lawyer to represent him in a Senate trial. "The articles could be walked over Friday," one source told CNN. There are also discussions about how to ensure a trial can move quickly and not overwhelm President Joe Biden's agenda, but ultimately no timing has been finalized. Trump's lack of lawyers underscores the chaos that the former President is still injecting on Capitol Hill even after he left Washington on Wednesday before Biden's inauguration. This story is breaking and will be updated.

Joe Exotic Claims He Was ‘Too Gay’ to Get Pardoned, Rips Trump

Exclusive Joe BIden's Inauguration 35,000 Fireworks Light Up D.C. 1/21/2021 9:15 AM PT Exclusive Floyd Mayweather NOT Engaged Despite Giant Diamond Ring 1/21/2021 9:12 AM PT Amanda Gorman Two Best Sellers After Inauguration And Books Aren't Out Yet!!! 1/21/2021 8:22 AM PT Breaking News Jake Paul Surrounded By Hot Bikini Beach Babes ... But Focused on McGregor 1/21/2021 8:13 AM PT Breaking News Steph Curry Rocks Ultra-Rare POTUS Kicks ... To Celebrate Biden's Inauguration 1/21/2021 8:03 AM PT Joe Exotic Guess I'm 'Too Gay' to Get a Pardon!!! Rips Trump for the Snub 1/21/2021 7:53 AM PT Breaking News Marshawn Lynch Goes Full Beast Mode On Ice ... 'Shawn Gretzky!' 1/21/2021 7:43 AM PT Exclusive Kodak Black Sexual Assault Case Still Pending ... Despite Trump Commutation 1/21/2021 1:00 AM PT Breaking News Bill Belichick's GF Takes IG Private After Tom Brady Comments ... 'Tired of Trolls' 1/21/2021 6:55 AM PT Joe Biden's Inauguration Here's How We Celebrate America ... Fireworks & Katy Perry!!! 1/20/2021 5:24 PM PT Kwame Kilpatrick Detroit's Disgraced Ex-Mayor Released After Trump Commutation 1/21/2021 7:00 AM PT Exclusive Details President Trump Pardons Lil Wayne, Frees Kodak ... Weezy Gives Thanks 1/21/2021 7:47 AM PT Exclusive Kylie and Kendall Jenner Vacation Villa's A Mexican Marvel!!! 1/21/2021 12:40 AM PT Sarah Fuller Ditches the Heels ... Goes Barefoot to Introduce Veep!!! 1/21/2021 7:41 AM PT Breaking News Golf Star Justin Thomas Entering Training Program After Using Anti-Gay Slur On Course 1/21/2021 6:35 AM PT Breaking News Conor McGregor On Lawsuit Allegations ... 'I Was Cleared Of All Wrongdoing' 1/21/2021 5:55 AM PT Exclusive Justin Fields Praises Urban Meyer ... Coach Will Kill It In Jacksonville!!! 1/21/2021 12:20 AM PT Guess Who This Pigtail Kid Turned Into! 1/21/2021 12:01 AM PT Exclusive Christina Ricci Claims Husband's Abused Her in Lockdown ... Gets Restraining Order 1/20/2021 4:28 PM PT Breaking News Conor McGregor Doesn't Shut Down Jake Paul Fight 'We'll See What Happens' 1/20/2021 3:37 PM PT

Sarah Fuller Goes Barefoot to Introduce VP Kamala Harris in 'Celebrating America'

Exclusive Joe BIden's Inauguration 35,000 Fireworks Light Up D.C. 1/21/2021 9:15 AM PT Exclusive Floyd Mayweather NOT Engaged Despite Giant Diamond Ring 1/21/2021 9:12 AM PT Amanda Gorman Two Best Sellers After Inauguration And Books Aren't Out Yet!!! 1/21/2021 8:22 AM PT Breaking News Jake Paul Surrounded By Hot Bikini Beach Babes ... But Focused on McGregor 1/21/2021 8:13 AM PT Breaking News Steph Curry Rocks Ultra-Rare POTUS Kicks ... To Celebrate Biden's Inauguration 1/21/2021 8:03 AM PT Joe Exotic Guess I'm 'Too Gay' to Get a Pardon!!! Rips Trump for the Snub 1/21/2021 7:53 AM PT Breaking News Marshawn Lynch Goes Full Beast Mode On Ice ... 'Shawn Gretzky!' 1/21/2021 7:43 AM PT Exclusive Kodak Black Sexual Assault Case Still Pending ... Despite Trump Commutation 1/21/2021 1:00 AM PT Breaking News Bill Belichick's GF Takes IG Private After Tom Brady Comments ... 'Tired of Trolls' 1/21/2021 6:55 AM PT Joe Biden's Inauguration Here's How We Celebrate America ... Fireworks & Katy Perry!!! 1/20/2021 5:24 PM PT Kwame Kilpatrick Detroit's Disgraced Ex-Mayor Released After Trump Commutation 1/21/2021 7:00 AM PT Exclusive Details President Trump Pardons Lil Wayne, Frees Kodak ... Weezy Gives Thanks 1/21/2021 7:47 AM PT Exclusive Kylie and Kendall Jenner Vacation Villa's A Mexican Marvel!!! 1/21/2021 12:40 AM PT Sarah Fuller Ditches the Heels ... Goes Barefoot to Introduce Veep!!! 1/21/2021 7:41 AM PT Breaking News Golf Star Justin Thomas Entering Training Program After Using Anti-Gay Slur On Course 1/21/2021 6:35 AM PT Breaking News Conor McGregor On Lawsuit Allegations ... 'I Was Cleared Of All Wrongdoing' 1/21/2021 5:55 AM PT Exclusive Justin Fields Praises Urban Meyer ... Coach Will Kill It In Jacksonville!!! 1/21/2021 12:20 AM PT Guess Who This Pigtail Kid Turned Into! 1/21/2021 12:01 AM PT Exclusive Christina Ricci Claims Husband's Abused Her in Lockdown ... Gets Restraining Order 1/20/2021 4:28 PM PT Breaking News Conor McGregor Doesn't Shut Down Jake Paul Fight 'We'll See What Happens' 1/20/2021 3:37 PM PT

As expected, Biden intends to keep FBI director in his post, an official says

This is not unexpected. During the transition, Biden signaled his plan to keep Wray on board -- if he wasn't fired first by President Donald Trump. Like all FBI directors, Wray has a 10-year term. Wray was appointed by Trump in 2017 and faced criticism from the ex-president on a number of issues. Wray had no reason to think he wasn't on solid footing with the new Biden administration -- despite the fact that White House press secretary Jen Psaki did not answer on Wednesday when asked if Biden had confidence in Wray. "I have not spoken within him about specifically FBI Director Wray in recent days," press secretary Jen Psaki said, "but I'll circle back if there's more to convey." An official said she simply had not spoken to Biden about the FBI leader, so she answered honestly at her first briefing. If she's asked about it Thursday, an official said she will likely answer that Biden does, indeed, have confidence in the FBI director. Wray's team of federal investigators is currently chasing thousands of leads in twin efforts to prosecute people involved in the January 6 attack on the US Capitol and to try to prevent feared follow-up attacks in Washington and around the country. Wray announced last week that investigators have identified more than 200 suspects in their probe of the attack at the US Capitol and arrested more than 100 individuals, a challenge that FBI and Justice Department officials say is "unprecedented." While federal law enforcement officials have sought to reassure the American public in recent days that they are up to the task on both fronts, their public remarks also lay bare the enormity of the challenge they face in tracking potential threats to not only the nation's capital, but across the country. Law enforcement officials have indicated to CNN that authorities missed key signs ahead of the siege, which left five dead and the Capitol ransacked, and the FBI's preparations leading up to the day of the attack on the Capitol have come under scrutiny. The Washington Post reported last week that the FBI warned of a violent "war" at the US Capitol in an internal report issued a day before the deadly siege, but it wasn't acted on urgently enough to prevent the domestic terrorist attack. The Post said that the Tuesday prior to the attack, an FBI office in Norfolk, Virginia, issued an "explicit internal warning that extremists were preparing to travel to Washington to commit violence and 'war.' " The report "painted a dire portrait of dangerous plans, including individuals sharing a map of the complex's tunnels, and possible rally points for would-be conspirators to meet up" in several states before heading to Washington. Prior to the attacks, Trump made little attempt to veil his disdain for Wray, who many of Trump's allies have suggested to him is doing little to stamp out what they view as rampant corruption at the FBI. He complained privately that Wray refuses to rebuke his predecessor James Comey, has chastised those who recommended him for the job and has said he would love to replace him. Officials at the Justice Department and the FBI told CNN last year that Wray knew Trump was often unhappy with him and that the possibility remained ever-present he could be fired by tweet. But Trump's repeated attacks on Wray appeared designed to motivate a subset of his political base eager to hear him rail against a swampy deep state -- despite holding responsibility himself for executive branch appointments and at the time enjoying Republican control of the Senate, which confirms administration nominees.

Jill Biden’s inauguration ‘gown’ inspired by unity, designer says

"Unity makes strength, and it is needed for the road ahead," Hearst said in a statement. In his inaugural address, President Joe Biden repeatedly emphasized his commitment to bringing the country together in the wake of Donald Trump's divisive presidency. "I've never been more optimistic about America than I am this very day. There isn't anything we can't do if we do it together," Biden said. Jill Biden's cashmere coat featured embroidered flowers representing every state and territory, each flower taking approximately two hours to apply. The coat also has an embroidered quote from Benjamin Franklin on the lining, an homage to Biden's career as a teacher: "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." The dress under the coat also featured the embroidered state flowers, placed along the organza bodice and sleeves. The Delaware state flower -- the peach blossom -- was positioned purposefully above Biden's heart. The dress and coat were both made in New York City's garment district, using materials that included existing available fabrics "to minimize the impact on the environment," said Hearst. The dress and coat will be donated at some point to the Smithsonian's First Ladies' Collection, as most every first lady inaugural gown has been for decades. Hearst's designs were often worn by Ivanka and Melania Trump over the last four years, even though Hearst was a vocal critic of President Donald Trump's administration and policies. Both Trump women bought Hearst's clothing off the rack. "She looks great in the clothes which were purchased directly from a retail partner. Unfortunately, her husband's political stands do not align with our core values and belief. I am a woman and I am an immigrant," Hearst said when asked at the time about how she felt about Melania Trump wearing her designs. In 2017, Hearst revealed a collection inspired by Kamala Harris and Tammy Duckworth and other female politicians. Hearst is originally from Uruguay.

Golf Star Justin Thomas Entering Training Program After Using Anti-Gay Slur On Course

Breaking News Justin Thomas -- one of the biggest stars in golf -- says he intends to enroll in a "training program" to help him be a better person after he used an anti-gay slur on a course earlier this month. Thomas was on the 4th green during the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii on Jan. 9 ... when he missed a 5-foot par putt and muttered, "f*****." Play video content NBC / PGA Tour Thomas immediately apologized after the round ... saying in a post-play interview, "There’s just no excuse. I’m an adult, I’m a grown man. There’s absolutely no reason for me to say anything like that." Thomas, though, has faced huge backlash despite the mea culpa ... and on Wednesday, he said he intends to enter a training program to help him learn from it all. "It’s not a word I use,” Thomas said, “but for some reason it was in there and that’s what I’m trying to figure out -- why it was in there." “And like I said, it’s going to be part of this process and training program, whatever I need to do, not only to prove to myself but to prove to my sponsors and prove to the people who don’t know who I am that that is indeed not the person I am.” The 27-year-old golfer declined to elaborate on what the program will entail ... saying only, "Obviously people are going to be a part of that process." "But what I’m doing I’d like to keep internally and just go through the appropriate steps to get where I need to be and want to be, so people understand that’s not the person I am, the character I like to portray." Thomas has lost sponsors over the incident ... with Ralph Lauren dropping the golfer last week after having a longstanding relationship with him. Ralph Lauren 'discontinues' sponsorship of Justin Thomas after he uttered a homophobic slur at last week's Sentry Tournament of Champions.Wow... pic.twitter.com/IOikAW49tO — Daniel Rapaport (@Daniel_Rapaport) January 15, 2021 @Daniel_Rapaport Thomas said he was "upset" over losing the clothing company ... saying he wished they had stuck with him while he worked to fix his issues. "I spoke with them, along with all my sponsors, and although I apologized, just like it was then it’s an opportunity for me to grow and I felt like it was something we could have done together and gone through that process," Thomas said. "They just felt like they needed to move on so that’s exactly what I’m doing as well." Thomas' first pro event since using the slur in Hawaii will begin on Thursday at the Abu Dhabi Championship.

Army now acknowledges the brother of Michael Flynn was a part of Army response...

The decision-making has come under scrutiny as city and Capitol Police officials have alleged that the Pentagon was slow to respond, while the Pentagon and Army maintain they never denied or delayed requests for the National Guard. In official timelines released by the Department of Defense in the wake of the riot, Charles Flynn, the deputy chief of staff of the Army, was not listed as participating in any of the calls that day about mobilizing the National Guard to respond to the riot. The Washington Post was the first to report Flynn's participation in the call. "I entered the room after the call began and departed prior to the call ending, as I believed a decision was imminent from (then-Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy) and I needed to be in my office to assist in executing the decision," Flynn said in a statement released to CNN. There was no clear answer about how long Flynn was on the call or whether he contributed to the conversation. The Washington Post reports that the Army "falsely denied for days that Lt. Gen. Charles A. Flynn" was involved in the key meetings. One of the officials who was on the call told CNN in the days following the insurrection at the Capitol that Flynn was not on the calls, but the military did not confirm his participation until Wednesday. There is no indication that Charles Flynn agrees with his brother, who was a vocal adherent of disputing President Joe Biden's victory on behalf of the former president. Michael Flynn, who was pardoned by Trump, had suggested in an Oval Office meeting that the President should invoke martial law as part of the effort to overturn the election, though others in the room pushed back on the idea, CNN previously reported. At a rally the day before the riot, Michael Flynn urged the crowd to dispute the election results. "Those of you who are feeling weak tonight, those of you that don't have the moral fiber in your body, get some tonight because tomorrow, we the people are going to be here, and we want you to know that we will not stand for a lie," he said. The official timeline from the office of then-acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller listed McCarthy, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, the city's deputy mayor, DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency Director Christopher Rodriguez, and Metropolitan Police Department leadership as participants on the call. Gen. Walter Piatt, director of the Army staff, was also on the call. But there was no mention of the involvement of Charles Flynn, a three-star general who has already been approved by Congress for a fourth star. Flynn is responsible for operations, plans and training, but he is not part of the chain of command of the DC National Guard, and he does not have the authority to deploy troops. The revelation comes as the Department of Defense is already trying to rebut accusations that it denied or delayed the deployment of additional troops as the riot worsened on Capitol Hill, eventually leaving five dead, including a Capitol Police officer. A DC official called the process of calling up more guardsmen "long" and "tortured." Pentagon officials have repeatedly denied the accusations, insisting there were no intentional delays, though McCarthy on Monday told CNN the response was hampered by an "archaic system." In the days leading up to January 6, Pentagon officials were sensitive to the deployment of troops on the streets of DC, particularly after the criticism they faced following the Army's response to June's protests. Nevertheless, the Pentagon deployed 340 members of the DC National Guard, asking both the city and the Capitol Police if they needed more troops. Both said no. But as the situation rapidly deteriorated on January 6, now-ousted Capitol Police Chief Stephen Sund and DC officials say military leaders waffled and were overly concerned about the public perception of more troops being deployed on the streets once again. The open involvement of Charles Flynn, just one day after his brother, Michael Flynn, egged on Trump supports with cries of a stolen election and violent imagery, would have only increased that scrutiny. The elder Flynn was permanently banned from Twitter for promoting QAnon and spreading lies and conspiracy theories about the presidential election. Michael Flynn, who briefly served as Trump's first national security adviser, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with Russian diplomats before Trump pardoned him in November.