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Marijuana advocates blast Obama over Oaksterdam University raid

Six organizations looking to reform U.S. drug laws urged President Barack Obama to halt raids on medical marijuana providers following the raid on Oaksterdam University in California. “Our coalition represents the views of tens of millions of Americans who believe the war on medical marijuana patients and providers you are…

Santa Monica College investigates why a 4-year-old girl was pepper-sprayed

A California college announced Wednesday that it will launch an investigation into a pepper spray incident that left two people hospitalized, several people injured and a 4-year-old girl sprayed, according to a statement obtained by The Santa Monica Dispatch. Approximately 100 students protested outside the Santa Monica College’s Board of…

Romney suggests reporters should reveal confidential sources

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday told reporters and bloggers that he could “imagine a time” when they would have to reveal confidential sources. “Just the last few years since my last campaign, the changes in your industry have been quite striking,” the candidate explained to the American Society…

U.S. told ban on clove cigarettes violates WTO rules

The World Trade Organization on Wednesday threw out Washington’s appeal against Jakarta’s claim that US rules banning the sale of Indonesian clove cigarettes infringed international trade rules. Washington had banned the production and sale of clove cigarettes under a health act that also blocks the sales of other cigarettes with…

Congress gets new insider-trading rules after Obama signs bill

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed a new law reforming rules on insider trading for members of Congress, saying it would help deal with a deficit of trust afflicting Washington. Obama signed the bipartisan STOCK Act into law, and for once was surrounded by members of both the Republican…

NYPD investigates mysterious death of the Sciences-Po head Richard Descoings

New York police were Wednesday attempting to piece together the final hours of the director of one of France’s most elite colleges, as they awaited the medical examiner’s report on the cause of death. The mysterious demise of Richard Descoings, 53, whose naked body was found in his Manhattan hotel…

Brooklyn man butchered roommate, tried to dissolve body parts

A 50-year-old Brooklyn man is under arrest and charged with the murder and dismemberment of his roommate, according to reports from NBC New York and the New York Post. Police found bones, a rib cage, and other body parts stored in vats of bleach and acid in the Sheepshead Bay…

U.S. Marines deployed to Darwin, Australia for new mission

The first batch of 2,500 US Marines to be deployed in Australia began work Wednesday as Washington bolsters its presence in the strategically vital Asia-Pacific, to the irritation of China. Some 200 Marines touched down in tropical Darwin overnight as part of an enhanced defence cooperation outlined during a visit…

Pentagon approves of charges against Gitmo prisoners for 9/11

The Department of Defense approved of charges Wednesday against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay prisoners for their involvement in the September 11 attacks. In a statement released by the department, Mohammed has been charged along with Walid Muhammad Salih Mubarak Bin Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abdul Aziz…

Arizona bill would declare pregnancy 2 weeks before conception

A measure that passed Arizona’s Senate claims that it would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, but experts say that the bill is far more restrictive, effectively banning abortions after 18 weeks and declaring that a woman could be pregnant 2 weeks before she even had sex. Arizona’s HB…

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