Legalized Pot Nears, Officials Plan for Safety

Posted by Associated Press on June 25, 2014

OLYMPIA — As Washington state prepares to issue the first licenses for marijuana retail stores, Gov. Jay Inslee and other state leaders on Tuesday announced a coordinated campaign to make sure pot stays out of the hands of minors once products start hitting store shelves next month.

“Those who have led the effort to legalize this product …

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President Obama Is Sending Military Advisers Into Iraq

Posted by Associated Press on June 19, 2014
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WASHINGTON — Inching back into a fight he tried to leave behind, President Barack Obama announced Thursday he was dispatching 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling nation. He also challenged Iraq’s embattled leader to create a more inclusive government or risk his country descending into sectarian civil war.

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Benghazi Suspect In Custody For 2012 Attack

Posted by Associated Press on June 17, 2014
Gutted U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya after 2012 attack

Gutted U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya after 2012 attack

WASHINGTON — A Libyan militant suspected in the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attack on Americans in Benghazi has been captured and will be tried in the U.S., the first apprehension of an alleged perpetrator in the assault that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others.

President Barack …

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Police: Vegas Cop Killers Had Anti-Government View

Posted by Associated Press on June 9, 2014
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LAS VEGAS — A husband and wife who went on a deadly shooting rampage in Las Vegas harbored anti-government beliefs and left a swastika and a “Don’t tread on me” flag on the body of one of the two police officers they killed, authorities said Monday.

Jerad and Amanda Miller had been kicked off a Nevada ranch where anti-government protesters faced …

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Police: College Student Disarmed Seattle Gunman

Posted by Associated Press on June 5, 2014
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SEATTLE – A lone gunman armed with a shotgun and knife opened fire Thursday in a building at a small Seattle university, fatally wounding one person before a student subdued him with pepper spray as he tried to reload, police said.

A student building monitor at Seattle Pacific University disarmed the gunman after he entered the foyer at Otto Miller …

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