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In this Oct. 13, 2015, file photo, marijuana plants flourish under breathtaking vistas of the Cascade and Siskiyou mountains near Ashland, Ore.
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June 20, 2018 - 8:53 am
By Rob Gillies, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government's bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot...
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In this Oct. 13, 2015, file photo, the plants at Michael Monarch's marijuana grow, about 100 plants in all, flourish under breathtaking vistas of the Cascade and Siskiyou mountains near Ashland, Ore.
Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP, File
June 19, 2018 - 9:45 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government's bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide. Prime Minister...
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In this Thursday, June 14, 2018, file photo, a Chinese national flag at Tiananmen Square flutters against the capital city tallest skyscraper China Zun Tower under construction at the Central Business District in Beijing.
AP Photo/Andy Wong, File
June 19, 2018 - 10:35 am
By Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday threatened "comprehensive measures" in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's new tariff hike, raising the possibility Beijing might target operations of American companies. Trump's announcement fueled fears that economic losses...
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In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo, a Rohingya man carries two children to shore in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, after they arrived on a boat from Myanmar.
AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File
June 19, 2018 - 8:58 am
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency reported Tuesday that nearly 69 million people who have fled war, violence and persecution were forcibly displaced last year, a record for the fifth straight year. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said the continued crises in places like South Sudan and...
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The motorcade that is believed be carrying North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, passes by policemen as it leaves the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.
AP Photo/Andy Wong
June 19, 2018 - 8:17 am
By Christopher Bodeen and Dake Kang, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un landed in Beijing on Tuesday for a two-day visit at which he's expected to meet with Chinese leaders and discuss his next steps after last week's nuclear summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. Kim...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at an Economic Club of Detroit luncheon in Detroit, Monday, June 18, 2018.
AP Photo/Paul Sancya
June 19, 2018 - 8:08 am
By Jeff Karoub and Zeke Miller, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports as the two nations move closer to a potential trade war. The tariffs, which Trump wants set at a 10 percent...
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Audi boss Rupert Stadler
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June 18, 2018 - 10:43 am
By Alanna Petroff (CNN Money) -- The CEO of luxury automaker Audi has been arrested in Germany as part of an investigation into emissions cheating. Munich prosecutors said Monday that Rupert Stadler, who has worked for Audi parent company Volkswagen since 1990, had been detained because of concerns...
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June 17, 2018 - 2:01 pm
Rishi Iyengar (CNN Money) -- India is moving forward with plans to hit back at the United States over trade. The country has proposed hiking tariffs on 30 US products in order to recoup trade penalties worth $241 million, according to a revised World Trade Organization filing. India said the...
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Pope Francis
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June 16, 2018 - 1:08 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them. Francis spoke off-the-cuff to a meeting of an Italian family association. The Vatican didn't immediately...
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U.S. President Donald Trump China's President Xi Jinping arrive for the state dinner with the first ladies at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.
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June 15, 2018 - 9:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion worth of Chinese imports on Friday, instantly escalating a trade dispute between the world's two largest economies. China has said that it will retaliate with $50 billion in tariffs in response, rattling...
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