Nation & World

Nation & World

China's top judge attracts criticism with remarks

China's top judge has drawn criticism from legal professionals after he dismissed the concept of judicial independence as an "erroneous Western ideal," a statement seemingly aimed at emphasizing the ruling Communist Party's ultimate control over all areas of public life.

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Uniting States of Marijuana: the country's evolving laws on cannabis

Results from the 2016 election brought about new rules on the use of recreational and medicinal marijuana in several states, with more than half now allowing for the latter. Federal government leaders including president-elect Donald Trump have voiced their opinion on the changing state of mind around marijuana. Is this the beginning of the end of marijuana prohibition?
Cristina Rayas / McClatchy
Uniting States of Marijuana: the country's evolving laws on cannabis 2:29

Uniting States of Marijuana: the country's evolving laws on cannabis

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History of NORAD tracking Santa

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Parade float up in flames because of cigarette thrown out car window

Charlotte police release body- and dash-cam video of Scott shooting (Graphic content) 1:09

Charlotte police release body- and dash-cam video of Scott shooting (Graphic content)