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Virginia lawmakers introduce bills to legalize cannabis use

Richmond - Marijuana would be legalized in Virginia under legislation that was introduced on January 8. The two new bills are among more than 10 cannabis-related proposals that lawmakers in the Commonwealth will be considering this year.

Op-Ed: Kentucky lawmaker wants men to get a note from wife to buy Viagra

Frustrated with lawmakers telling women what they can or can't do with their bodies, a Kentucky legislator has proposed a bill that will place restrictions on men trying to purchase Viagra.

Eggs and shoe thrown at Iranian President as he returns home

Tehran - Eggs and a shoe were thrown at Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on his return from a United Nations' General Assembly meeting in New York City. The incident happened as hundreds of people thanked him for his diplomatic efforts.

Op-Ed: Human rights and the hypocrisy of the Iranian regime

New York - Iranian dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has taken the U.S. to task on claims of human rights violations. Yet an unprecedented and ruthless crackdown on Christians in that nation reveals to the world in full detail the hypocrisy and crimes of his regime.

Video: Julian Assange addresses the UN General Assembly

London - Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday evening, in an event called "Strengthening Human Rights."

Occupiers joined by Labour Movement and police in Toronto

Toronto - The Occupy Toronto Movement remains in Toronto after tents were removed this morning. After their first General Assembly of the day, police came into the park to take down tents and a huge crowd formed.

Palestinian bid for UN membership underway in New York

New York - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas spoke formally in front of the United Nations, asking that Palestine be granted full membership status, while addressing members of the General Assembly in New York, on Friday.
 

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First General Assembly after tents gone at St James Park in Toronto s Occupy Toronto Movement.
First General Assembly after tents gone at St James Park in Toronto's Occupy Toronto Movement.
Occupy Toronto
First General Assembly after tents gone at St James Park in Toronto s Occupy Toronto Movement.
First General Assembly after tents gone at St James Park in Toronto's Occupy Toronto Movement.
Occupy Toronto
First General Assembly after tents gone at St James Park in Toronto s Occupy Toronto Movement.
First General Assembly after tents gone at St James Park in Toronto's Occupy Toronto Movement.
Occupy Toronto
First General Assembly after tents gone at St James Park in Toronto s Occupy Toronto Movement.
First General Assembly after tents gone at St James Park in Toronto's Occupy Toronto Movement.
Occupy Toronto
United Nations General Assembly hall in New York City.
United Nations General Assembly hall in New York City.
Patrick Gruban
First General Assembly after tents gone at St James Park in Toronto s Occupy Toronto Movement.
First General Assembly after tents gone at St James Park in Toronto's Occupy Toronto Movement.
Occupy Toronto
President Barack Obama  speaking to the United Nations General Assembly
President Barack Obama, speaking to the United Nations General Assembly
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