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Angry At Local Police, Gunman Kills 8 In The Czech Republic By
Czech public radio said the perpetrator called a local television station before the attack, complaining that police weren't solving his problems and threatening that he would "take things into his hands."
DC Legalizes Pot In Capital, Despite Threats From Congress By
The District becomes the first place east of the Mississippi River where recreational pot is legal. Alaska also legalized pot this week, joining Colorado and Washington state.
Fate Of ISIS Held Abducted Christians Unclear; Syria Clashes Continue By
The fate of those kidnapped, almost all of them Assyrian Christians, remained unclear Wednesday, two days after they were seized.
States Attempting To Predict Future Crimes With Secretive Surveys By
Some surveys have the potential to punish people for being poor or uneducated by attaching a lower risk to those who have steady work and high levels of education.
Poll: Most American’s Believe The Rich Aren’t Taxed Enough By
Democrats, at 71 percent, were the most likely to support raising taxes on capital gains. Among Republicans and independents, 46 percent supported it.
Russia And US Spar Over Global Influence At UN Meeting By
The Russian minister implicitly accused the U.S. of using "unsavory methods" such as mass pressure on sovereign states to promote Washington's agenda, and promoting regime change.
Alaska Becomes 3rd State To Legalize Marijuana By
As of Tuesday, adult Alaskans can not only keep and use pot, they can transport, grow it and give it away. A second phase, creating a regulated and taxed marijuana market, won't start until 2016 at the earliest.
Phased Iran-US Nuclear Deal Taking Shape By
The United States and Iran are shaping the contours of a deal that would initially freeze Tehran's nuclear program but would allow it to slowly ramp up activities that could be used to make nuclear arms over the last years of the agreement's duration.
Moscow Protesters Strike Out Against Ukraine And The West By
In the year since Ukraine's transformation, anti-Western sentiment in Russia has spiked, largely over what many perceive as the West's hand in fomenting the protests in Kiev in order to gain a foothold of control near Russia.
Snowden Leak: NSA Helped British Steal Cell Phone Codes By
The breach gave the NSA And Britain's GCHQ the potential to secretly monitor a large portion of the world’s cellular communications, including both voice and data.