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A look at legal pot as Washington stores prepare

Cannabis City owner James Lathrop briefly leans against the exterior of his new recreational marijuana store Monday, July 7, 2014, in Seattle. The shop will be the first and, initially, only store in Seattle to legally sell recreational pot when sales begin Tuesday. (AP...
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Israeli army launches offensive on Gaza Strip

Palestinians carry bodies of the Ezz Al-Din Al Qassam Brigades members who were killed in an airstrike during a funeral in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip on Monday, July 7, 2014. The Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza vowed revenge on Israel for the death of several of its...
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Washington state issues 24 marijuana shop licenses

George Vargas, left, takes a seat next to first-in-line customer Deb Greene in front of the recreational marijuana store Cannabis City Monday, July 7, 2014, in Seattle. The store will be the first and only store initially in Seattle to legally sell recreational pot when sales...
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Truckers strike at Los Angeles, Long Beach ports

Truck drivers and supporters picket outside the offices of Green Fleet Systems in Carson, Calif., on Monday, July 7, 2014. The truckers say the companies have prevented them from unionizing and improperly classified them as contractors, rather than full-time employees, to...

Reds RF Bruce Starts At 1B For Injured Votto

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds have decided to get by without Joey Votto by making a big switch. They had right fielder Jay Bruce at first base on Monday for the first time in his career. Bruce has played all three outfield positions, but hasn’t played first base since high...

Oxley Government Center dedicated at museum

Hancock Historical Museum dedicated its Michael G. Oxley Government Center on Monday during a private ceremony attended by the former U.S. representative and Findlay native, and other dignitaries. Oxley, 70, was joined by U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and U.S. Rep. Bob Latta in...
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Cohen: On Wall Street, the Corleone family fits right in

By Richard Cohen July 7 at 8:32 PM FADE IN: Michael Corleone’s den. He is at his desk. Facing him are members of his organization. Michael rises and dims the lights. He starts a PowerPoint display showing the various Mafia families. The chieftains and button men are puzzled...
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Cohen: On Wall Street, the Corleone family fits right in

By Richard Cohen July 7 at 8:32 PM FADE IN: Michael Corleone’s den. He is at his desk. Facing him are members of his organization. Michael rises and dims the lights. He starts a PowerPoint display showing the various Mafia families. The chieftains and button men are puzzled...
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Gerson: The divided states of Obama

By Michael Gerson Opinion writer July 7 at 8:33 PM The headline — “Poll: Obama worst president since World War II” — was both provocative and misleading. The Quinnipiac University survey did, indeed, place President Obama at the top of the worst since FDR. But this was largely a...
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Gerson: The divided states of Obama

By Michael Gerson Opinion writer July 7 at 8:33 PM The headline — “Poll: Obama worst president since World War II” — was both provocative and misleading. The Quinnipiac University survey did, indeed, place President Obama at the top of the worst since FDR. But this was largely a...