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Bill to launch N.J. legal weed industry is back on track, could pass by Monday

New Jersey could be less than a week away from passing a bill that will launch the legal weed industry after lawmakers agreed to impose an additional tax on growers that could one day boost marijuana tax revenue to $450 million, NJ Advance Media has learned

Sen. Nicholas Scutari, D-Union, said his bill (S21) will be amended to include a tax on marijuana growers. It would start as just a fraction of a penny but increase over time as the price of marijuana falls.

Scutari also said other changes to the bill will offer greater protections to workers who want to use marijuana while off the clock.

The new details were first reported on NJ.com’s exclusive text-messaging service included with a subscription.

The bill is now on a fast track.

Lawmakers have rescheduled both Senate and Assembly committee hearings on the bill for Thursday, and could have votes in the

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  • November 17, 2020
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How to track a FedEx order online or contact FedEx for delivery issues

You can track your FedEx package for free on the company's homepage or with a Delivery Manager membership. <p class="copyright">NurPhoto/Getty Images</p>
You can track your FedEx package for free on the company’s homepage or with a Delivery Manager membership.

For mail and packages delivered through FedEx, the private alternative to public mailer USPS allows you to track your shipment directly on their website. 

On the tracking page, you can view your shipment’s travel history, general shipment facts like package dimensions and weight, and file a claim if your package is damaged, lost, or missing contents. 

FedEx offers a couple of options for tracking your mail. You can go directly to the FedEx homepage and click on the Tracking tab. If you’re a FedEx Delivery Manager member, you can receive alerts and make additional changes. 

The membership’s free tier includes basic features like delivery alerts, holding a package for pickup, signing for packages online, providing delivery instructions, and requesting a vacation hold. If you want to sign up for FedEx

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  • September 18, 2020
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Researchers track coronavirus infections from ‘super-spreader’ events

BOSTON – New genetic data helps tell the story of how COVID-19 arrived in Massachusetts, exploded across a hotel conference center, wormed its way into a nursing home, repeatedly struck a homeless shelter and contributed to the virus’s march around the globe.

Although parts of the story have already been told and others remain elusive, genetic data from many of the COVID-19 infections in the Boston area in March and April helps fill some gaps.

The new research tracks several “super-spreading events” that may help public officials decide which activities are safe and which are dangerous, said Dr. Jacob Lemieux, who helped lead the study, which was posted online Tuesday but has not yet undergone scientific peer review.

One of the super-spreading events occurred in late February at a conference of the biotech company Biogen, which specializes in treating neurological diseases.

About 200 people attended the company’s leadership meeting. More

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  • August 26, 2020
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Researchers track coronavirus infections from ‘superspreader’ events

BOSTON — New genetic data helps tell the story of how COVID-19 arrived in Massachusetts, exploded across a hotel conference center, wormed its way into a nursing home, repeatedly struck a homeless shelter, and contributed to the virus’ march around the globe.

Although parts of the story have already been told and others remain elusive, genetic data from many of the COVID-19 infections in the Boston area in March and April helps fill some gaps.

The new research tracks several “superspreading events” that may help public officials decide which activities are safe and which are dangerous, said Dr. Jacob Lemieux, who helped lead the study, which was posted online Tuesday but has not yet undergone scientific peer review. 

One of the superspreading events took place in late February at a conference of the biotech company Biogen, which specializes in treating neurological diseases. 

About 200 people attended the company’s leadership meeting.

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  • August 26, 2020
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India adding testing facilities to track virus

NEW DELHI — As India recorded nearly 50,000 fresh cases of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepared to launch facilities in three major cities to significantly ramp up testing capacity.

The 49,931 cases reported on Monday brought India’s tally to beyond 1.4 million. India has the world’s third-highest caseload after the United States and Brazil. The 32,771 reported deaths from the disease in India, however, mark a far lower fatality rate than in the other two countries.

Modi’s office says the testing facilities that will begin operating on Monday will help authorities track the virus. They will be put in Noida, a suburb of the capital New Delhi, and in the cities of Mumbai and Kolkata. Each is capable of analyzing as many as 10,000 tests per day.

India’s chief medical research agency says the country tested about 515,000 samples for COVID-19 on Sunday.

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