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Eighth-grade students graduating from St. Cornelius Catholic School in Pennsylvania will each receive a free bulletproof shield for their backpacks. The rectangular plates are being donated by Unequal Technologies, a sportswear company, and will help protect students as they continue their educational journey into high school. “It’s sad the times have called for such a product to be invented,” said Unequal CEO Robert Vito.
Oregon has halted processing new applications for legal marijuana businesses amid signs the industry is growing too quickly. The state now has a glut of 1 million pounds of weed—or a quarter pound for every man, woman, and child. State economists warned that Oregon now has few job applicants who can pass a drug test, indicating “a broader increase in drug usage.”