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Stacks of papers describing the rules for Washington state's new legal marijuana industry sit on a table at the state Liquor Control Board office in Olympia, Wash., on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

Washington state approves rules for pot industry

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington became the second U.S. state to adopt rules for the recreational sale of marijuana Wednesday, setting what advocates hope will become a template for the drug’s legalization around the world. “We […]


Puerto Ricans opt for statehood in referendum

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – A slim majority of Puerto Ricans want their island to become the 51st U.S. state in a non-binding referendum that would require final approval from Congress. The two-part referendum […]


Puerto Rico votes on US ties and chooses governor

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – Puerto Ricans are facing a fundamental question on their ballots: Should they change their ties with the United States? Election Day is a holiday in the U.S. island territory […]



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