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This number was consistent among political parties. There is a five-point increase from 2016, and both the medical and the recreational use seem to scare people less. A handful of states have already begun to legalize marijuana for recreational use, including Colorado, California, and Nevada. Three in four adults between 18 and 34 support legal marijuana use , as do six in 10 Americans between 35 and 64.
  • Will Smith's killer sentenced to 40 years in prison

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    A prosecutor is calling a newly found defense witness in the killing of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith "certifiably insane". Will Smith celebrates during a game against Arizona on January 16, 2010 during a playoff game at the Superdome in New Orleans.
  • Pence Pledges to Honor 'Dumb Deal' With Australia on Refugees

    Pence Pledges to Honor 'Dumb Deal' With Australia on Refugees

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    In November 2016, then U.S. president Barack Obama and Turnbull concluded a one-time deal to resettle some 1,250 refugees detained in the Australian processing centers on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea and Nauru in the South Pacific. Turnbull said China could use its economic leverage to force North Korea into compliance. "The question before all of you is where are the opportunities and where are the barriers, in what ways could the United States work with the leadership here in Australia ...
  • Trump signs executive actions to review tax regulations, roll back Dodd-Frank

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    So, we know Trump in the campaign talked about taking the 35 percent corporate rate down to 15 percent. That would make room for cutting the corporate tax rate from about 35 percent to the mid-20 percent range. Republicans are split over issues such as a border adjustment tax on imports, while Democrats have vowed opposition until the president follows 40 years of tradition by making his own tax returns public.
  • Tony Blair calls for cross-party effort to stop 'ugly' Brexit terms

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    The main opposition Labour Party welcomed May's election call, meaning that it is nearly a foregone conclusion that May will obtain the two thirds support she needs in the House of Commons for the election to be held. Former British finance minister George Osborne, a Conservative who is a key opponent of Brexit, also said yesterday he was quitting Parliament, but would "go on fighting" for Britain as editor of London's Evening Standard newspaper.
  • North Korea is 'getting the message': U.S. Vice Prez Pence

    North Korea is 'getting the message': U.S. Vice Prez Pence

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    Vice President Mike Pence Wednesday declined to say whether the United States had any role in North Korea's failed missile test over the weekend and said that "the patience of the USA and its allies in this region has really run out - and we're beginning to take such measures diplomatically to isolate Pyongyang".
  • Korea on alert ahead of North's army anniversary

    Korea on alert ahead of North's army anniversary

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    North Korea's latest display of its military hardware at a parade last week focused more on new missiles and less on tanks and artillery, suggesting it was trying to project the image of a country with advanced capabilities in warfare. "In the case of our super-mighty preemptive strike being launched, it will completely and immediately wipe out not only USA imperialists' invasion forces in South Korea and its surrounding areas but the US mainland and reduce them to ashes", it said.
  • North Korea Threatens Nuclear Strike On Australia

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    The stern warning comes after Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Thursday that the rogue nuclear-armed nation would be hit with further Australian sanctions as a clear message that its behaviour will not be tolerated. "But if she is the foreign minister of a country, she should speak with elementary common sense about the essence of the situation". US Vice President Mike Pence and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull have met to discuss their positions on North Korea .
  • Jakarta rejects incumbent governor, early results show

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    JAKARTA's Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok, faced court today where prosecutors reportedly called for one year's jail for alleged blasphemy - but only if the capital's outgoing governor repeats the offence over the next two years. Purnama in November was hit with blasphemy charges for comments he made about Islam while on the campaign trail. Opponents seized their moment previous year when a video surfaced of Ahok telling voters they were being deceived if they believed a specific ...
  • US Defence Sec'y Mattis: Syria still has chemical weapons

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    Visiting Israel on Friday, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis told reporters there was "no doubt" that Syria had retained some chemical weapons despite a 2013 deal that supposedly saw the country rid itself of its entire stockpile. " We sense a great change in the direction of American policy ", Netanyahu said. The majority of the Syrian regime's air fleet was moved to the civilian Basil al-Assad airport in Latakia - which is connected to the Russian military-run Hmeimim airbase - USA officials ...