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Jul 9, 2014

First legal pot shops open in Washington state

Eager customers lined up before dawn on Tuesday as Washington became the second U.S. state to allow the sale of marijuana for recreational use, although shortages and high prices were likely to accompany any euphoria. Store employees clapped and cheered at Top Shelf Cannabis ...

Jul 9, 2014

Ukraine's Slovyansk struggles back after rebels are routed

For the first time in three months, Alla Grebenkova says she can go out on the streets of this city in eastern Ukraine without fear of being recognized as Ukrainian. “I lived in hell. It was complete chaos and lawlessness,” the 68-year-old teacher said ...

Jul 9, 2014

Moscow accuses U.S. of 'kidnapping' accused Russian hacker

Russia accused the United States on Tuesday of violating a bilateral treaty and “kidnapping” a Russian accused of hacking into U.S. retailers’ computer systems to steal credit card data. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Saturday arrested Roman Valerevich Seleznev, the son of ...

Jul 9, 2014

British pair admit Syria terror charges

Two 22-year-old British men pled guilty to terrorism charges on Tuesday after returning from months spent in Syria. Childhood friends Mohammed Nahin Ahmed and Yusuf Zubair Sarwar admitted spending eight months in the war-torn country fighting alongside a group linked to al-Qaida. Their families ...

Jul 9, 2014

Recreational pot goes on sale in Washington state

Washington on Tuesday became the second U.S. state to allow people to buy marijuana legally without a doctor’s note as eager customers who lined up outside stores made their purchases and savored the moment. People began buying marijuana at 8 a.m. at Top Shelf ...

Old vials of smallpox found in U.S. storage room

Jul 9, 2014

Old vials of smallpox found in U.S. storage room

U.S. government workers cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week — decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box. The six glass vials of freeze-dried virus were intact and ...

Ukraine city struggles back after rebels are routed

Jul 8, 2014

Ukraine city struggles back after rebels are routed

For the first time in three months, Alla Grebenkova says she can go out on the streets of this city in eastern Ukraine without fear of being recognized as Ukrainian. “I lived in hell. It was complete chaos and lawlessness,” the 68-year-old teacher said ...

Obama invites Texas Gov. Perry to meeting on immigration crisis

Jul 8, 2014

Obama invites Texas Gov. Perry to meeting on immigration crisis

President Barack Obama invited Texas Gov. Rick Perry to a roundtable discussion in Dallas tomorrow on the surge of unaccompanied, undocumented children crossing the U.S.-Mexican border. “The president would welcome a meeting with you while he is in Texas,” senior adviser Valerie Jarrett wrote ...

Washington state gears up for legal marijuana sales

Jul 8, 2014

Washington state gears up for legal marijuana sales

As Washington state readied to become only the second U.S. state to allow people to buy marijuana legally without a doctor’s note, lines were already forming in front of the lucky few stores that got last-minute approval to sell. The start of legal pot ...