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20% of Canadians smoked pot last year, but more than 30% would if legal, poll suggests

Almost two out of every 10 Canadians reported having consumed marijuana in the past year, but more than 30 per cent of poll respondents said they …

Cannabis

Justin Trudeau rallies 16,000 students for We Day

Justin Trudeau delivered his first speech since being sworn in as prime minister, calling for young people in Canada to mobilize to improve their …

Earth's climate entering new 'permanent reality' as CO2 hits new high

UN experts urge immediate action to cut emissions as CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere are on track to hit historic high, up 43% on pre-industrial times<p>The Earth’s climate will enter a new “permanent reality” from next year when concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere are likely to pass a …

Climate Change

Why the death penalty needs to go

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Friday night, South Carolina will host a Democratic presidential forum. And while the field of candidates may now be down to three, there are still many issues confronting this country that need to be discussed. These are critical issues that have not received the attention they deserve, …

Naval missile test off California creates streaking light

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A bright, colorful light that streaked across the California sky, startling residents and leading to a flurry of calls to law …

UFO scares are the price we pay for secret missile tests, expert says

Missile tests like the one the Navy performed off the coast of Southern California on Saturday night present military officials with something of a conundrum.<p>On the one hand, said Loren Thompson, a military analyst with the Lexington Institute, the military needs to give local aviation officials …

'He didn't deserve to die like that:' 6-year-old killed in police pursuit

<b>(CNN) —</b> The head of Louisiana's state police said "disturbing" body camera footage helped build the case against two officers in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy.<p>Jeremy Mardis, a first grader, was shot to death as officers pursued his father's vehicle. The boy was buckled in the front …

Law Enforcement

Rights group: 400,000 Syrian kids in Turkey not in school

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — More than 400,000 Syrian refugee children in Turkey are not able to attend school despite a Turkish government move that …