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What's Trending / Conversation January 7th

What's Trending at 5:30, Tuesday January 7th / Conversation

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A new survey says that over half of American people say that marijuana should be legal.
55 percent are for it, while 35 percent say they believe it is morally wrong.
That is a big drop from 70 percent in 1987.
The survey found that republicans and southerners are the only major demographic groups who still oppose the legal use of pot.
More than a thousand adults nationwide were questioned.

Pretty soon you might be talking to an Android system in your car.
Google announced it has teamed up with General Motors, Audi, Honda and Hyundai to make it happen.
They are calling it the open automotive alliance.
The goal is to allow people to use Android devices and apps directly in their car for navigation and entertainment.

A man who pleaded guilty to slapping a toddler on an airplane has been sentenced to eight months in prison.
Prosecutors had recommended a sentence of six months for Joe Rickey Hundley.
Hundley's attorney says a judge added two months during sentencing Monday in court.
In February of 2013, Hundley was seated next to a woman and her son on a Delta flight to atlanta when the toddler started crying.
Prosecutors say Hundley called the baby a racial slur then slapped the child in the face.
Hundley's attorney said her client was in serious distress at the time, flying to see his son who was in a coma and to take him off life support.

Sir Run Run Shaw, the media tycoon who helped bring Chinese martial arts films to an international audience, died in his home at the age of 107.
With his elder brother, Shaw co-founded one of the world's largest film studios, Shaw Brothers.
The company has produced around 1,000 movies since 1958, and helped launch the careers of star actors and directors from across Asia.
Shaw also has credits on several U.S. films including Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner."

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