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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Pot Legalization Spreads Through The West And Into D.C.

Even on a year where Democrats were “trounced at the polls”, reform of marijuana and criminal justice policies got support on the ballot in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington D.C.

November 5, 2014

Two Named As Candidates To Run Against Assad In Syria

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — Syrian authorities on Sunday named two politicians from tolerated opposition groups as official contenders in June against an imposing incumbent: President Bashar Assad, the overwhelming favorite. The presidential election scheduled for June 3 will be the first since Syria scrapped its previous referendum system in favor of […]

May 5, 2014

Venezuelan Officials And Opposition To Meet After Weeks Of Protests

By Mery Mogollon and Chris Kraul, Los Angeles Times CARACAS, Venezuela — The first face-to-face meeting between Venezuela’s government and the political opposition since violent protests erupted in February are scheduled to start late Thursday, with the proceedings mediated by three Latin American foreign ministers and broadcast nationwide. Though participants for each side have not been […]

April 10, 2014

Tymoshenko To Run For President Of Ukraine

By Dmitry Zaks Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s highly-divisive opposition leader and former premier Yulia Tymoshenko announced plans on Thursday to contest snap presidential polls set for May 25 following last month’s fall of a pro-Kremlin regime. “I intend to run for president of Ukraine,” the 53-year-old told reporters after walking into a press room with […]

March 27, 2014