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Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning speaks at a news conference in Lincoln, Neb. on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 announcing that he and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt are filing a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a declaration that Colorado's legalization of marijuana violates the U.S. Constitution. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

“Because neighboring states have expressed concern about Colorado-grown marijuana coming into their states, we are not entirely surprised by this action,” he said. “However, it appears the plaintiffs’ primary grievance stems from non-enforcement of federal laws regarding marijuana, as opposed to choices made by the voters of Colorado.”

Pakistani schoolgirls chant slogans during a protest to condemn Tuesday's Taliban attack on a military-run school in Peshawar, in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 67 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children — in a school massacre. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

The violence at a school in Pakistan’s northwest earlier this week stunned the country and brought cries for retribution. In the wake of the mass killing the military has struck targets in the Khyber tribal region and approved the death penalty for six convicted terrorists

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 file photo, a local resident walks her dog by the gates of Sony Pictures Entertainment Studios on Overland Avenue in Culver City, Calif. Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls for tougher U.S. steps to cut that country’s access to hard currency and declare it once more as a state sponsor of terrorism.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

“We don’t sell them anything, we don’t buy anything from them and we don’t have diplomatic relations,” said William Reinsch, a former senior Commerce Department official who was responsible for enforcing international sanctions against North Korea and other countries.

A woman waits in a classic American car that's used as a shared taxi by commuters in Havana, Cuba, early Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba abruptly moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations _ a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

“There are things that shouldn’t get lost, that have gone very well here even though Cubans complain,” said Nayda Martinez, a 52-year-old chemical engineer in Havana.

This June 17, 2013 photo, made available courtesy Sean Waugh, NOAA, shows  graduate research assistant Kevin Rauhauser, with the University of Colorado's Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles, (RECUV), launching the Tempest unmanned aerial vehicle for a test flight on Table Mountain, near Boulder, Colo. Researchers say they’ve collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big storms, and now they want to expand the project in hopes of learning how tornados form.(AP Photo/Sean Waugh, NOAA)

The University of Colorado and University of Nebraska announced this week that they have formed the Unmanned Aircraft System and Severe Storms Research Group to develop the program.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, a banner for "The Interview" is posted outside Arclight Cinemas in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Sony Corp.’s miseries with its television and smartphone businesses were bad enough. Now its American movie division, a trophy asset, is facing tens of millions of dollars in losses from leaks by hackers that attacked the company over the movie that spoofs an assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Sony Pictures canceled all release plans for the film at the heart of the attack. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

“We don’t sell them anything, we don’t buy anything from them and we don’t have diplomatic relations,” said William Reinsch, a former senior U.S. Commerce Department official who was responsible for enforcing international sanctions against North Korea and other countries. “There aren’t a lot of public options left.”

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