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Marijuana Tax eyed by Cash-strapped states

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Marijuana tax, Advocates of legalizing marijuana say taxing the weed could pump cash into cash-strapped state coffers while skeptics saying they're blowing smoke. Some lawmakers say a tax on legal marijuana could put significant dollars into budgets still hurting from the recession, Politico reported Thursday. A marijuana user displays up a pipe full of marijuana and a marijuana bud during a public consumption of marijuana rally on December 6, 2012 in Seattle. Despite the new law's ban on public marijuana use which is subject to a fine of about $50. In November, Washington state jumped into history becoming the first state along with Colorado to reject federal drug-control policy and legalize recreational marijuana use "I've seen some estimates in the high tens of millions, as much as $100 million for" Colorado, whose voters legalized recreational marijuana use, said Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., who's pushing for federal legalization of marijuana in C

Toddler Dies in Ga. After Been Mauled by 7 Dogs

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Toddler mauled by 7 dogs, The child who had slipped outside through a doggie door was mauled to death by her family's seven dogs in the backyard while the attack went unnoticed by the child's mother and other relatives inside their home, a southeast Georgia sheriff said Thursday. Bryan County Sheriff Clyde Smith said the child's grandmother told investigators she was lying in bed when she heard the pit bulls and pit bull mixes barking, and she looked outside her window to see them dragging the girl. Smith said she began yelling, "They're killing Monica!" It was too late. Monica Renee Laminack, who would have turned 2 on June 1, was dead by the time an ambulance arrived Wednesday evening. Animal control officers used drugs to euthanize the dogs at the home on a rural road in tiny Ellabell, about 30 miles west of Savannah. Deputies found the girl's shoes, diaper and shredded clothing scattered across the fenced-in yard, Smith said. "They had dragge

Summer isn't far away': Victoria Beckham prepares her bikini body

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She's the fitness guru to the stars, and has transformed the bodies of the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez and Madonna. And Victoria Beckham has now become the latest star to enlist the services of celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson. The 38-year-old fashion designer revealed she has been working out alongside the exercise expert to get her bikini body ready for the summer months. Bikini ready: Victoria Beckham has been training alongside fitness guru Tracy Anderson (L) to get in shape for the summer Writing on her Twitter page on Thursday morning, she said: 'Good morning fashion bunnies! Sun is shining!! Work out with @TracyAnderson summer isn't far away! x vb.' However, it would appear the busy mother-of-four is following the famed Tracy Anderson Method remotely, with the trainer currently working her magic on a detox week in Hawaii. Tracy tweeted yesterday: 'It's day four in Hawaii, and my detox weekers are looking and feeling

We've already got a record deal underway,' admits Natasha Hamilton

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They've enjoyed somewhat of a comeback thanks to being part of TV show The Big Reunion and are preparing to set off on a tour with their fellow reformed bands. And it seems the series has done the world of good for Atomic Kitten, as Natasha Hamilton has now revealed they're recording their new album and are in the midst of recording their 'comeback single'. The singer revealed to the MailOnline that they're even in the middle of setting in stone a recording contract.   Ready for new songs: Natasha Hamilton has revealed Atomic Kitten are working on new material and are currently recording their comeback single   New music: Natasha told the MailOnline they're closed to signing a new record deal and revealed on Twitter they're working on their comeback single When asked what their plans are for when The Big Reunion tour ends, Natasha said: 'We're definitely, definitely concentrating on the band. We've already got a record de

'I pray for him': Justin Bieber's mother Patti Mallette

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She's known for being a hands-on mother to her son Justin Bieber. But even Pattie Mallette doesn't quite know what to make of her 19-year-old son's recent erratic behaviour. 'Him being 19, you know, I've just gotta let go a little and let him make some of his own decisions,' the 37-year-old told Access Hollywood Live. 'He's growing up. He's 19. He's not my baby.' Scroll down for video Turned to faith: Justin Bieber's mother Patti Mallette admitted during an E! News interview on Wednesday that she has turned to her faith as she tries to make sense of her son's recent erratic behaviour Unaware: The 37-year-old said she found out about his recent assault charge on the internet Patti, who brought Justin up as a single mother, made the comments while promoting her new short film Crescendo, which she produced. She admitted that she has turned to her faith as she tries to make sense of her son's actions, w

Don't give up the day job! Kelly Brook does her best dad dancing

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There's no denying that Kelly Brook has a number of discernible talents. But it doesn't seem that dancing is top of the list, as she showed off a few cringe-worthy moves in a behind-the-scenes video from her New Look Spring Summer 2013 shoot. The model vamped it up in the short black and white film, posing for the camera in a series of staged scenes in between her photo shoot for the new collection.   Spinning around: Kelly Brook does a little dad dancing as she's filmed behind-the-scenes at the New Look Spring Summer 2013 collection shoot in Miami The film starts with the Celebrity Juice team captain poking her head out from behind a palm tree while on location in Miami, giving her best sultry pose.   She then heads into a beach bar where she's handed a refreshing drink in a large coconut, taking a sip through the straw while looking at the camera. The star wears clothes from the high street store's collection, looking stylish in a number

Toddler mauled by 7 dogs, is Dead

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The Dogs Toddler mauled by 7 dogs, Toddler who slipped outside through a doggie door was mauled to death by her family's seven dogs in the backyard while the attack went unnoticed by the child's mother and other relatives inside their home, a southeast Georgia sheriff said Thursday. Bryan County Sheriff Clyde Smith said the child's grandmother told investigators she was lying in bed when she heard the pit bulls and pit bull mixes barking, and she looked outside her window to see them dragging the girl. Smith said she began yelling, "They're killing Monica!" It was too late. Monica Renee Laminack, who would have turned 2 years old June 1, was dead by the time an ambulance arrived Wednesday evening. Animal control officers used drugs to euthanize the dogs at the home on a rural road in tiny Ellabell, about 30 miles west of Savannah. Deputies found the girl's shoes, diaper and shredded clothing scattered across the fenced-in yard, Smith said. "Th

We are not married!': Angelina Jolie says that she

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She had removed her $250,000 engagement ring for her trip to Rwanda where she was acting as an  UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador. And while it appeared that she had taken the ring off for her official duties, many speculated that perhaps she and fiance Brad Pitt had already secretly tied the knot. But the 37-year-old actress set the record straight when she touched down at LAX airport on Wednesday following her trip to the Congo.   Setting the record straight: Angelina Jolie confirmed that she and fiance Brad Pitt had not secretly married as she touched down in Los Angeles on Wednesday When asked by TMZ if her ring was in fact a wedding ring, she flatly answered 'no' as she climbed into her awaiting chauffeured car. Smiling as she headed out of the terminals at LAX airport, the Oscar-winning star would have looked like any other traveller if it wasn't for her famous good looks. Sparking rumours: Speculation ran rife that the couple had wed when she wore

Could he get any cuter? After getting a fluffy kitten,

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Just in case his adoring fans weren't in love with him enough, Tom Daley has just succeeded in  increasing his likeability factor tenfold. The Olympic diver made his Twitter followers swoon as he posted an adorable picture of the new addition to his family on the site - a micro pig. Tom, 18, can be seen cradling the tiny animal in his arms as he smiles widely at the camera - clearly thrilled with his new pet.   The cutest: Tom Daley has shared a picture of himself and his new micro-pig called Robby-Ray Even though the pint-sized athlete is small himself, the minute pig is dwarfed in his arms. Along with the photograph of the pig Tom added the caption: 'My pig is called Robby-Ray for those asking :D'. The piglet would have cost Tom somewhere in the region of £200, and will grow to anything between 16in and 22 inches in height . But Tom isn't the only celebrity fan of the tiny animals. Other stars thought to have splashed out on the pets to add to their f