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Across US, over 130 prison escapees on the loose

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This May 20, 2015, file photo released by the New York State Police shows Richard Matt. Matt and accomplice David Sweat escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y. on June 6, 2015, and are still at large. Matt is among more than 160 state prison escapees nationwide who are listed as on the loose, The Associated Press found in a coast-to-coast survey. (New York State Police via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Somewhere out there are an admitted killer who crawled through a Texas prison’s ventilation ducts. A murderer who apparently escaped from an Indiana institution in a garbage truck. And a Florida convict who got other inmates to put him in a crate at the prison furniture shop and had himself delivered to freedom by truck.

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Delware governor signs bill decriminalizing pot: report

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A marijuana leaf is displayed at Canna Pi medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle

The measure will allow individuals in Delware to possess up to an ounce of marijuana, and use it privately without facing criminal sanctions, though police could still confiscate the drug, according to Delaware Online, The News Journal. The statute also will reduce the penalty for using marijuana in a public place to a $100 civil fine. Under previous Delaware law, simple marijuana possession was a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a maximum fine of $1,150.

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