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    DC legalizes pot in capital, despite threats from Congress

    WASHINGTON | The District of Columbia defied threats from Congress and moved forward Thursday with legalizing possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative. Despite last-minute maneuvers by Republican leaders in Congress and threats that city leaders could face prison time, D.C.…

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    AP Exclusive: Wal-Mart CEO talks workers, customers, critics

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. | When Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon took the top job at the world’s largest retailer last year, he inherited some big problems. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which has more than 11,000 stores in 27 countries, has struggled with two years…

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    Activists: Number of Christians abducted by IS rises to 220

    BEIRUT | The number of Christians abducted by the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria has risen to 220 in the past three days, as militants round up more hostages from a chain of villages along a strategic river, activists said…

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    Ex-police chief: JonBenet Ramsey crime scene was mishandled

    BOULDER | In his most extensive comments on the JonBenet Ramsey case, the former Colorado police chief who led the investigation into the high-profile 1996 slaying of the 6-year-old beauty queen acknowledged online that officers botched the initial handling of the crime…




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