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Colorado gets members-only clubs for legal pot use

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In this May 23, 1966, file photo, people roll joints at a marijuana party near the University of California at Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif. In 2012, Washington state and Colorado voted to legalize and regulate its recreational use. But before that, the plant, renowned since ancient times for its strong fibers, medical use and mind-altering properties, was a staple crop of the colonies, an "assassin of youth," a counterculture emblem and a widely accepted - if often abused - medicine. On the occasion of “Legalization Day,” Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, when Washington’s new law takes effect, AP takes a look back at the cultural and legal status of the “evil weed” in American history. AP FILE PHOTO

With reggae music pumping and disco lights flashing, members of a Colorado recreational pot club lit up in celebration of the new year — and a new place to smoke legally.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Hundreds evacuated as US wildfires grow

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A horse grazes in a pasture along Colorado County Road 80C in Larimer County, Colo., as smoke billows from a wildfire Saturdaym June 9, 2012, northwest of Fort Collins, Colo. The cause of the fire is not yet known. AP/LARAMIE DAILY BOOMERANG, ANDY CARPENEAN

Firefighters on Sunday were fighting wildfires that have spread quickly in parched forests in Colorado and New Mexico, forcing hundreds of people from their homes and the evacuation of wolves from a sanctuary.

Posted: June 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Norway suspect borrowed from Unabomber’s manifesto

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This image shows Anders Behring Breivik from a manifesto attributed to him that was discovered Saturday, July 23. The Norwegian news agency NTB said Breivik wrote a 1,500-page manifesto before the attack in which he attacked multiculturalism and Muslim immigration. (AP Photo/via Scanpix)

DENVER — Parts of the manifesto written by the suspect in Norway’s terrorist attacks were taken almost word for word from the writings of “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski. The passages copied by Anders Behring Breivik appear in the first few pages of Kaczynski’s manifesto. Breivik changed a Kaczynski screed on leftism and what he considered to [...]

Posted: July 25th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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