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George W. Bush Reverses His Unfavorability Rating

George W. Bush has turned his unpopularity upside down, CNN reports. Six in 10 Americans, 61 percent, say they now have a favorable view of the 43rd President of the United States in the latest CNN poll conducted by SSRS, nearly double the 33 percent who gave him a favorable mark when he left the White House in January 2009. ...

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Vermont Becomes Ninth State To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Vermont made history on Monday in becoming the third state in the Northeast and ninth in the United States to legalize recreational marijuana when Republican Governor Phil Scott signed the bill that the legislature passed earlier in January, according to Reuters. The law now allows for legal possession of up to 1 ounce of the drug, two mature plants, and ...

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Vermont Becomes Ninth State To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Vermont made history on Monday in becoming the third state in the Northeast and ninth in the United States to legalize recreational marijuana when Republican Governor Phil Scott signed the bill that the legislature passed earlier in January, according to Reuters. The law now allows for legal possession of up to 1 ounce of the drug, two mature plants, and ...

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Report: No More Deaths Volunteer Arrested After Border Agents Seen Dumping Water

Several hours after Border Patrol agents were videotaped kicking over water bottles left for immigrants to prevent deaths while they cross the Arizona desert, a volunteer for the organization was arrested, The Associated Press reported. Scott Daniel Warren, 35, with the group No More Deaths, faces a federal charge of harboring two people in the country illegally, the report said. ...

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South Africa ruling party deciding if Zuma should step down

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s ruling party said Monday it is considering whether to order President Jacob Zuma to step down as head of state. “We have not arrived at any decision that Zuma must go or Zuma must not go,” African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General Ace Magashule told the press after a four-day meeting of the party’s National ...

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Six dead in Congo protest crackdown

At least six people died on Sunday when security forces clashed with anti-government protesters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DR Congo) capital, the UN said. Police and soldiers fired teargas and live rounds to disperse thousands of Catholic worshipers as they left Sunday morning services in Kinshasa and attempted to march to protest Congolese President Joseph Kabila’s refusal ...

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France, Germany celebrate Treaty of Elysée

Today marks the 55th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Elysée between France and Germany. Known also as the Treaty of Friendship or the Treaty of Franco-German Cooperation, it was signed at the Elysée Palace in Paris by the then German Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer, and the French President, Charles de Gaulle, on January 22, 1963. It came 18 ...

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