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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The International Union for Conservation of Nature, or IUCN, says key states where the illegal ivory trade thrives have pledged urgent measures to try to halt the illicit trade and secure elephant populations across Africa.
The academic performance of U.S. students is holding steady on a key international test, but no one is celebrating. New results show that the U.S. is slipping in global test rankings as such nations as Latvia and Poland move up. Japan, China, Singapore and South Korea continue to hold top spots in the test rankings.
(BPT) - Americans have come a long way in their acceptance of marijuana. Long gone are the days of “Reefer Madness,” the infamous 1936 movie that depicted a couple falling into addiction and ultimately – madness. Today, 58 percent of Americans favor the legalizing of pot for recreational use, according to an October 2013 Gallup poll.
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL -- (Marketwired) — 11/26/13 -- Lighter Than Air Systems Corp. ("LTAS"), a wholly owned subsidiary of World Surveillance Group Inc. (OTCQB: WSGI), a developer of lighter-than-air aerostats and unmanned aerial systems, has entered into a distributor agreement with U.S. Government prime contractor ADS, Inc. ("ADS") to distribute Blimp in a Box(TM) aerostat systems ("BiB") and related sustainment equipment.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police have intervened to prevent activists who were protesting U.S. drone strikes from halting NATO troop supply trucks traveling to and from Afghanistan.
PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor says the suspect in a shooting at a leading newspaper office had written "confused" letters decrying media manipulation, capitalism and fascist plots.
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL -- (Marketwired) — 11/20/13 -- Lighter Than Air Systems Corp. ("LTAS"), a wholly owned subsidiary of World Surveillance Group Inc. (OTCQB: WSGI), a developer of lighter-than-air aerostats and unmanned aerial systems, has received an order from prime defense contractor A-T Solutions, Inc. for sustainment equipment related to its Blimp in a Box(TM) aerostat systems ("BiB"). The BiB related components are to be delivered and installed in staged shipments beginning immediately and to be completed within 30 days. The sustainment equipment will be used to support the training and evaluation exercises taking place at the U.S. Army Garrison in Fort Polk, Louisiana.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A third of Texas' abortion clinics will stay closed after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene in an ongoing legal dispute over a tough new law that Planned Parenthood claims unconstitutionally restricts women's rights.
BANGKOK (AP) — Five men wanted for allegedly conspiring to smuggle cocaine as part of an international criminal network have been extradited from Thailand to the United States.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say a suburban Cincinnati couple accused this week of giving their 9-year-old adopted son to child welfare officials have turned themselves in.
TYN NAD VLTAVOU, Czech Republic (AP) — Just three years ago, the only thing that Zdenek Majzlik knew about cannabis was that it's good stuff for making rope. Today, the 67-year-old retired nuclear power plant employee is an experienced grower who cultivates pot for his multiple sclerosis-stricken daughter.
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SARASOTA, Fla. - Another recent report by the ACLU highlights the disparity in arrests for a drug that is the subject of much debate right now in Florida and across the country: marijuana.
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a man firing a rifle shot three people to death at a Brooklyn row house before killing himself.
Sarasota, Fla -- The City of Sarasota in conjunction with the Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee will host the annual Veterans Day parade in downtown Sarasota on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11 starting at 10 a.m.
The holding facility known as the south county jail will be closing.
After 17 years serving the community, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is saying goodbye.
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North Port PD Chief confirms identity of officer involved in the shooting
MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Four Haitians who were among a group of Caribbean nationals found clinging to the hull of a capsized boat off the coast of Miami last week have been released from federal custody. And they could be eligible for work visas in the United States.
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