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  • Marijuana industry finds unlikely new allies in conservatives

    Marijuana industry finds unlikely new allies in conservatives
    WASHINGTON — Hoping to get pot legalized in Nevada, an investment firm specializing in the fast-growing marijuana industry invited the ballot initiative's backers to pitch 150 financiers at a Las Vegas symposium. Within 10 minutes, they raised...
  • Syrian army units ambush and kill rebels near Damascus

    Syrian army units ambush and kill rebels near Damascus
    BEIRUT — Syrian army units ambushed and killed a group of opposition fighters near Damascus, the capital, state media reported Saturday, saying that the group had crossed into the country from neighboring Jordan. The rebels, which Syria’s...
  • Syrian military captures Crusader castle from rebels

    Syrian military captures Crusader castle from rebels
    BEIRUT — The Syrian military on Thursday captured a historic Crusader castle that had long been a highly symbolic rebel bastion, the latest victory in an ongoing offensive along the Lebanese border, according to government and opposition accounts....
  • Colombia's Urabeños criminal gang traffics in mayhem

    Colombia's Urabeños criminal gang traffics in mayhem
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Human Rights Watch on Thursday blamed the Urabeños criminal gang for helping cause one of Colombia’s worst humanitarian crises in years: the forced displacement last year of 19,000 people from the city of Buenaventura. The...
  • Russians reject Western sanctions as illegitimate and ineffective

    Russians reject Western sanctions as illegitimate and ineffective
    MOSCOW — Russian officials on Thursday declared U.S. and European sanctions imposed following Moscow’s takeover of Crimea as illegitimate, ineffective and ”not based on international law.” Even as President Obama announced a...
  • Gay rights groups press Obama for anti-discrimination order

    Gay rights groups press Obama for anti-discrimination order
    WASHINGTON — President Obama worked successfully to end discrimination against gays in the military and moved swiftly to implement a Supreme Court ruling protecting married gay couples from federal discrimination. But gay rights advocates are...
  • 21 file to seek Rep. Henry Waxman's congressional seat

    21 file to seek Rep. Henry Waxman's congressional seat
    As political frays go, the race to succeed longtime Rep. Henry Waxman is going to be a crowded, eclectic doozy. No fewer than 21 people — most of them lacking any public profile — have applied to appear on the June 3 primary ballot in that...
  • Amid unrest, Venezuela is accused of owing airlines $3.7 billion

    Amid unrest, Venezuela is accused of owing airlines $3.7 billion
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- President Nicolas Maduro’s government Thursday faced accusations of owing international airlines more than $3.7 billion and violating treaties, while separately officials said the number of deaths from violence related to...
  • Why aren't you running in 33rd Congressional race? Everyone else is

    Why aren't you running in 33rd Congressional race? Everyone else is
    So this is what happens when a member of Congress gives up a seat after 40 years: A veritable flood of candidates. The deadline for filing for the 33rd Congressional District seat being vacated with the retirement of Henry A. Waxman was 5 p.m....
  • Ukraine's threat from within

    Ukraine's threat from within
    It's become popular to dismiss Russian President Vladimir Putin as paranoid and out of touch with reality. But his denunciation of "neofascist extremists" within the movement that toppled the old Ukrainian government, and in the ranks of the new one, is...
  • International court convicts Congolese warlord Katanga of war crimes

    International court convicts Congolese warlord Katanga of war crimes
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The International Criminal Court on Friday handed down the second conviction in its 12-year history, finding former Congolese warlord Germain Katanga guilty on four counts of war crimes and one count of crimes against...