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Illinois patients to docs: 'What about marijuana?'
Illinois doctors, nursing homes, hospitals and hospice organizations are ramping up for their role as gatekeepers in the state's new medical marijuana program.
Darth Vader is polling higher than all potential 2016 presidential candidates
On the other hand, with a net favorability of -8, Jar Jar is considerably more popular than the U.S. Congress, which currently enjoys a net favorability rating of -65.
Nazi war suspect, 89, dies as extradition OK'd
An 89-year-old man suspected of Nazi war crimes died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial.
Agent claiming wrongful dismissal goes to court
The veteran Iowa criminal investigator fired after reporting Gov. Terry Branstad's speeding SUV appeared in court Wednesday as state attorneys sought to have his wrongful dismissal lawsuit thrown out.
Arizona high court delays planned execution
Arizona's highest court on Wednesday temporarily halted the execution of a condemned inmate so it could consider a last-minute appeal.
Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands
Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in Ukraine's restive east as fighting flared in the region.
Gaza blockade key to any Israel-Hamas truce deal
Ibrahim Zain was driven from his home by Israeli tank fire this week, but says he'd rather endure more Israel-Hamas fighting than accept an unconditional cease-fire he fears will leave in place the blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency
Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.
Prosecutor: Texts were 'countdown' to Iowa slaying
An Iowa man killed his pregnant wife so that he could be with another woman that he had zealously pursued for months, a prosecutor said Wednesday as he sought a murder conviction for a third time in the case.
Court: Hoffman didn't want 'trust fund' kids
Court documents show Philip Seymour Hoffman rejected his accountant's suggestion that he set aside money for his three children because he didn't want them to be "trust fund" kids.
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