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Trump in two minutes | The Economist

President Donald Trump has spent one year in office. But what exactly has he achieved? Here’s a two-minute snapshot of his presidency so far.

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Since coming to power Mr Trump has tweeted over two thousand times. Often insulting people and bragging with a liberal use of exclamation marks.

He's played golf 88 times, held very long handshakes and created a new word "covfefe".

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California's recreational cannabis legalisation | The Economist

Cannabis can now be sold legally for recreational use in California. The change in law in the most populous American state has the potential to make marijuana go mainstream.

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Could California make cannabis go mainstream? California is not the first American state to legalise cannabis recreationally. In Colorado there are more Cannabis dispensaries than Starbucks. Non-medical marijuana sales in the state of Washington have generated over $1bn since 2014.

Should three-parent families be legally recognised? | The Economist

What does a modern family look like? The Economist’s Matt Steinglass travels to the Netherlands where multiple-parent families–with up to four parents–could be recognised by law.

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What does a modern family look like? The Netherlands could become the first country in the world to allow a child to have more than two legal parents.

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