Post It Notes: Hottest Headlines on 1/27
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The federal government would pay for GPS tracking devices for autistic children under legislation proposed Sunday by Sen. Chuck Schumer and named for a New York City boy who wandered away from his school three months ago and was found dead in a city river. “Avonte’s Law,” named for 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo, would provide $10 million to pay for the high-tech device that could be worn on the wrist, kept in a wallet or sewn into clothing.
A proposed constitutional amendment to allow the medical use of marijuana will go before Florida voters in November after the state Supreme Court narrowly approved the ballot language Monday. The 4-3 decision is a victory for personal injury lawyer John Morgan, who spent $4 million on a medical marijuana petition drive, and a defeat for Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi, who fought to keep the question off the ballot.
Daft Punk and collaborator Pharrell Williams won four awards, including top honors album and record of the year, and best new artists Macklemore and Lewis matched that with four of their own. Lorde won two awards for her inescapable hit “Royals.”
After winning four GRAMMYs Sunday night, including Best New Artist and Best Rap Album, Macklemore apologized to JET’s latest cover star Kendrick Lamar via text. Macklemore, whose real name is Ben Haggerty, tweeted: “He deserved best rap album… I’m honored and completely blown…”.
His Purple Highness has filed a copyright lawsuit against 22 webmaster, including users of Google’s blogger platform and Facebook. Moreover, Prince is demanding each user coughs over $1 million in damages. According to the complaint, the users “engaged in massive infringement and bootlegging of Prince’s material.” Lesson learned here? Don’t mess with Prince!
They’re baack! The preachers you loved to hate on Oxygen’s reality series Preachers of L.A. will return for a second season this fall. All of the original cast is expected to return and the network has announced casting for new editions in New York, Dallas, Atlanta and Detroit.