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4/20, your kids and the brands and influencers jumping on the weed wagon

4/20 Day — the celebration of marijuana that occurs every year on April 20 — gets more popular every year. And while you probably haven’t heard too much about it, your kids likely have. That’s because 4/20 awareness spreads mostly on the sites and apps that attract tweens and teens, such as Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok and other social media. Even mainstream companies including Wingstop, Lyft, Ben & Jerry’s, Denny’s and Burger King use the day to promote their brands not on TV or Facebook (where parents are), but on platforms with a younger following. If you’re looking for evidence of the virality of 4/20 Day, do a search on the name and associated hashtags in apps like Snapchat and Instagram, and check out the feeds of the social media influencers who use the moniker to elevate their personal brand. Read more



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Yellow vest anger burns in France, fueled by Notre Dame fire

PARIS (AP) — French yellow vest protesters set fires along a march route through Paris on Saturday to drive home their message to a government they see as out of touch with the problems of the poor: that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn't the only problem France needs to solve. Read more

110 Kosovars, mostly children and women, returned from Syria

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo authorities announced Saturday they have brought back from Syria 110 Kosovar citizens, mostly women and children, with the assistance of the United States. Read more

4 Ways to Prepare for a Remote Job Interview

Even interviews are going remote. Here's how to ensure a successful one. Read more

NBA rescinds technical on Warriors' Durant, Clippers' Green

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has rescinded technical fouls called on Golden State's Kevin Durant and JaMychal Green of the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. Read more

Teens who were with boy shot by officer are added to lawsuit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four teenagers who were with a black 13-year-old Ohio boy before he was fatally shot by a white police officer have been added as third-party defendants in a civil rights lawsuit over his death, even though his family doesn't believe the teens should be held financially responsible. Read more

Officials to release details about police-involved shooting

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials expect to publicly release details next week about the investigation into a shooting that involved police, wounded a woman and led to protests. Read more

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