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How Republicans Learned to Love Pot

Die-hard conservatives are suddenly high on the legalization of cannabis. Is it about the potential health benefits, or simply hooking more voters?
A Striking Attack
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A Striking Attack

Sderot, Israel—The Iron Dome air defense system fires at rockets launched from the Gaza Strip on August 9. Although more than 30 rockets were intercepted by the Israelis, several exploded inside the country, severely wounding one woman. Three Palestinians were killed by Israeli attacks, including the son of a Hamas commander.
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'Overcome Pessimism,' Says AIDS Rights Activist

Former Senator Jesse Helms called Peter Staley a "radical homosexual," like that’s a bad thing: He saved millions of lives during the AIDS crisis. A new memoir could double as a blueprint for today’s activists.
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