2017.06.11

News Headlines - 11 June 2017

Uber Weighs Leave of Absence for Chief Executive - The New York Times

Facing accusations that Uber executives turned a blind eye to sexual harassment and other corporate misbehavior, the ride-hailing service’s board moved on Sunday to shake up the company’s leadership, ahead of the release this week of an investigation’s findings on its troubled culture.

Puerto Ricans vote overwhelmingly to apply for U.S. statehood | Reuters

Puerto Rico voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to apply to Congress to become the 51st state, election officials said, although less than a quarter of eligible voters cast ballots in the plebiscite.

'It's extreme': Proposed legislation says pot producers can't sponsor events, as some do now - CBC News

A few Canadian festivals are making money through sponsorships with licensed pot producers. But this could be the last summer you see them at fests as proposed legislation to legalize marijuana for recreational use would also ban producers from sponsoring events.

Japan passes landmark bill for Emperor Akihito to abdicate - BBC News

Japan's parliament has passed a one-off bill to allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate, the first emperor to do so in 200 years... The government will now begin the process of arranging his abdication, expected to happen in late 2018, and the handover to Crown Prince Naruhito.

The Godfather Tops Empire's 100 Greatest Movies Poll - Empire

It's the most important exercise of democratic voting rights since at least yesterday! We asked Empire readers to vote for the greatest movies of all time – and you voted in your thousands. Now the results are in, and The Godfather has topped the list.


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