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Mexico's Supreme Court rules in favor of recreational marijuana use

Mexico took an important step Wednesday toward legalizing marijuana: The Supreme Court ruled in favor of four plaintiffs' right to produce and use cannabis.... Read more»0

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Timeline: Long, bumpy road to the Iran nuclear deal

The world’s major powers and Iran have reached a deal Tuesday in the decades-long standoff over the Islamic republic’s nuclear program.... Read more»0

Paraguay: No abortion for 10-year-old rape victim

She’s just 10 years old, but in the eyes of the Paraguayan government she’s old enough to be a mother.... Read more»0

Mexicans don't understand why you're celebrating Cinco de Mayo

South of the border, Cinco de Mayo is no big deal.... Read more»1

Is flying getting more dangerous?

Is it still safe to fly? That’s a question many frequent fliers are asking themselves after Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 passengers and crew on board.... Read more»0

7 important stories you may have missed while celebrating Thanksgiving

The news doesn't stop just because you're eating turkey and sneaking leftovers.... Read more»0

Hazmat suit stocks soar on Ebola fears

It’s a great time to be a hazmat suit maker. The stock price of Lakeland Industries has soared more than 170 percent this month on growing fears the deadly Ebola virus could spread overseas.... Read more»0

Hippos once owned by Pablo Escobar are on the run – and considered dangerous

A herd of hippopotamuses once owned by the late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar is on the run. If Colombian authorities don’t figure out a way to capture, or at least control, the fugitives soon, they may meet the same end as their former owner. ... Read more»0

Mexico discovers dozens of bodies, reports 25% drop in violent crime

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Monday announced an “encouraging” 25 percent drop in violence and murders in the first four months of this year, after the discovery of dozens of bodies over the weekend.... Read more»0

U.S. charging more immigrants with criminal offenses

The U.S. is charging more immigrants with criminal offenses, but it's not because they are committing more crimes.... Read more»0

Mexicans squeezed by soaring lime prices

The citrus fruit has become such a precious commodity that gangs of thieves are even stealing 'green gold' by the ton.... Read more»0

UK spy agency monitored millions of Yahoo webcam chats, lots with 'undesirable nudity'

Another day, another revelation from the stockpile of documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. And this time Yahoo video chat users were — or perhaps still are — the target. British surveillance agency GCHQ, with help from NSA, collected and stored images of webcam chats of millions of people around the world — including those not suspected of wrongdoing.... Read more»0

These will be the big news stories of 2014

Brace yourselves: 2014 is going to be another big year for news.... Read more»0

War between Japan and China is an accident waiting to happen

After decades of peace, could China and Japan be on the brink of war?... Read more»0

2 sons of Mexican journalists killed in Chihuahua

Two sons of two prominent Mexican journalists were shot dead in the northern state of Chihuahua over the weekend, in the latest violence in Mexico. ... Read more»0

Mexico arrests gunmen plotting to kill lawmakers

Mexican authorities said the gunmen had confessed to plotting to kill lawmakers David and Ricardo Monreal, who are also brothers.... Read more»0

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