10:30 LRN Newscast July 31

Beginning Saturday any physician in good standing with the state can recommend medical cannabis. Brooke Thorington has more.
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Former KKK leader and state lawmaker David Duke has been banned from Twitter. The social media company said that Duke’s account has been permantenly suspended for repeated violations of the Twitter Rules on hateful conduct. Twitter did not specifiy what Duke posted that resulted in the ban.

Congressional negotiations are underway over another coronavirus relief package, with Democrats and Republicans presenting widely different opening offers. Democrats want to see the expiring 600 dollar a week federal unemployment benefit extended through the year. Republicans have balked at that, and Senator John Kennedy explains why…
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Some Republicans have suggested the weekly federal unemployment benefits should be reduced to 200-dollars.

Beginning tomorrow, state law will allow for year around nighttime hunting of feral hogs on private property. Jonesboro Representative Jack McFarland authored the measure and hopes the move helps reduce the hog population
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