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Pot no cash cow: PM

OTTAWA—The modest amount of tax money expected from legalized marijuana sales should go to addiction and support programs, the prime minister says.

There’s potential for “a bit of revenue” from a revamped pot regime, but the federal government isn’t looking for a financial windfall, Justin Trudeau said in a wide-ranging roundtable interview this week with The Canadian Press.

Fellow researchers: ‘Concussion’ movie subject Omalu exaggerated role in discovering disease

BOSTON In the trailer for the movie “Concussion,” star Will Smith says: “I found a disease that no one has ever seen.”

It’s a claim the real-life doctor portrayed by Smith, forensic pathologist Bennet Omalu, has himself made for years, giving a detailed description about how he came to name that disease “chronic traumatic encephalopathy.”

Who’s too old for major medical treatment? Jimmy Carter shows 90-plus isn’t always a barrier

CHICAGO Irwin Weiner felt so good after heart surgery a few weeks before turning 90 that he stopped for a pastrami sandwich on the way home from the hospital. Dorothy Lipkin danced after getting a new hip at age 91. And at 94, William Gandin drives himself to the hospital for cancer treatments.

US life expectancy is flat for third straight year; last similar plateau was in the 1980s

NEW YORK Life expectancy in the United States has stalled for three straight years, the government announced Wednesday.

A child born last year can expect to make it to 78 years and 9 1/2 months — the same prediction made for the previous two years.