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Celebrations as US state legalizes marijuana

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In this Nov. 19, 2012 photo, seedling marijuana plants are displayed for sale for those who posses a medical marijuana card, inside a dispensary in the small Rocky Mountain town of Nederland, Colo. Colorado and Washington, which on Nov. 6, 2012 legalized the recreational use of marijuana, have a history with marijuana law reform. More than a decade ago, they were among the first to approve its medical use. AP/Brennan Linsley

Legal marijuana possession becomes a reality under Washington state law on Thursday, and some people planned to celebrate the new law by breaking it.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Ex-US ambassador Crocker arrested in hit-and-run

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Ryan Crocker. AFP file photo

Ryan Crocker, the former U.S. ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan, is facing hit-and-run and intoxicated driving charges, authorities said Thursday.

Posted: August 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Boy rescued above waterfall not scared—at first

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In this still frame made from video provided by the Snohomish County Sheriff's office Monday, May 21, 2012 (Tuesday, Manila time), a Search and Rescue volunteer works to rescue a 13-year-old boy, who had been wading in the Wallace River when he lost his footing late Saturday afternoon at Wallace Falls State Park, Wash.  AP/SNOHOMISH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

A 13-year-old boy rescued in a dramatic overnight operation at the top of a 270-foot (82-meter) waterfall says he just wanted to cool off, but soon found himself stuck precariously on a rock for hours as crews tried to reach him.

Posted: May 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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