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Exclusive: ‘Politics of pot’ endangering state medical marijuana laws

Mark Zeitlin manages Harmony House, a medical marijuana dispensary in North Hollywood, California. His product is popular and his services — providing medicinal marijuana — are in demand. But Mark has a problem. L.A. County prosecutors want to put him out of business. “I have AIDS patients, cancer patients, people…

Obama retools US nuke policy, prohibiting attacks on non-nuclear states

Iran, North Korea still in the cross-hairs, US officials insist The United States on Tuesday unveiled new limits on the nation’s nuclear arsenal, saying it would only use atomic weapons in “extreme circumstances” and would not attack non-nuclear states. In a shift of policy, the United States said for the…

Kristol: ‘Better’ for US to attack Iran than if Israel did

The Obama administration should be seriously considering a strike on Iran, according to neoconservative Fox News contributor Bill Kristol. An Israeli Deputy Defense Minister said last week that he expected Israel would have to attack Iran within a year. Kristol believes it would be better for the US to attack…

Palin: When Limbaugh says ‘retards’ it’s fine

WASHINGTON — Sarah Palin created quite the stir late last week when she called for President Obama’s chief of staff Rahm Emanuel to be fired over privately using the word “retarded” in a pejorative manner. The former Republican vice presidential candidate, whose child has Down Syndrome, took to Facebook to…

Judge drops charges against Blackwater guards accused of massacre

In a rebuke to government prosecutors, a federal judge dismissed criminal charges against five Blackwater security guards accused of fatally shooting 14 people in Baghdad in September 2007. Judge Ricardo Urbina said on Thursday prosecutors violated the defendants’ rights by using incriminating statements they had made under immunity during a…

Judge dismisses charges against Blackwater defendants

WASHINGTON (AFP) – In a rebuke to government prosecutors, a federal judge dismissed criminal charges against five Blackwater security guards accused of fatally shooting 14 people in Baghdad in September 2007. Judge Ricardo Urbina said on Thursday prosecutors violated the defendants’ rights by using incriminating statements they had made under…

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