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Up in Smoke: Marijuana activists cuffed after lighting up at U.S. Capitol

By Ian Simpson | WASHINGTON Two dozen red-hatted protesters gathered on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Monday to call for easing federal marijuana laws, but police snuffed out the party by arresting four of them after they lit … Continue reading

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UC Berkeley sued over postponement of Ann Coulter speech

FILE PHOTO: Commentator Ann Coulter addresses the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) in Washington, February 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

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Trump pushes Democrats on border wall as government shutdown looms

U.S. President Donald Trump looks on prior to signing financial services executive orders at the Treasury Department in Washington, U.S., April 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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U.S. sanctions hundreds of employees of Syrian research center

The United States on Monday blacklisted 271 employees of a Syrian government agency it said was responsible for developing chemical weapons, weeks after a poison gas attack killed scores of people in a rebel-held province in Syria. The U.S. Treasury … Continue reading

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Gloves off in French election as Le Pen aide calls Macron 'arrogant'

By Bate Felix and Sudip Kar-Gupta | PARIS Round two of the bitter fight for the French presidency got under way on Monday within hours of first round results with far-right leader Marine Le Pen’s top aide launching a stinging … Continue reading

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Arkansas plans to execute two convicts Monday

Inmate Marcel Williams is shown in this booking photo provided March 21, 2017. Williams is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection in Arkansas, April 24, 2017. Courtesy Arkansas Department of Corrections/Handout via REUTERS

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Carrier group heads for Korean waters as Trump calls leaders

By Ju-min Park | SEOUL South Korea said on Monday it was in talks about holding joint drills with a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group, as U.S. President Donald Trump called the leaders of Japan and China amid fears North … Continue reading

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Pence trims Asia trip to deal with domestic priorities

By Roberta Rampton | PAGO PAGO, American Samoa U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has cut short the final leg of his Asia trip to race back to Washington, where the Trump administration faces a critical week on tax reform and … Continue reading

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American member of watchdog OSCE killed in Ukraine

An American paramedic working for European security watchdog OSCE’s monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and two others were injured on Sunday when their vehicle struck a mine, triggering a U.S. call for a transparent, timely investigation. The Organization … Continue reading

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Macron must win big now to have a chance of fulfilling pledges

Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election, waves to supporters after the first round of 2017 French presidential election at a polling station in Paris, France, … Continue reading

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