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Is America ready for marijuana moguls?

<i>The CNN Original Series "High Profits</i>" airs Sunday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> At first blush, Brian Rogers and Caitlin McGuire seem like any other small business owners -- polite, hardworking and passionate about what they do. But there's the potential for things to get a little awkward …

Cannabis

Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia; 'disastrous mess' leaves 6 dead

The Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was traveling 106 mph as it moved through a curve where the speed limit was 50, the National Transportation Safety Board announced on Wednesday.<p>The unnamed engineer slammed on the emergency braking system and the speed …

Trains

North Carolina bill pushes to execute inmates without doctors

In an effort to revive the death penalty, lawmakers want to allow nurses, physician assistants and other healthcare workers to oversee lethal injections<p>Marc Katz could perform an execution. The North Carolina physician assistant, who has practiced medicine since 1979, currently works with patients …

Kim Jong-un executes 15 top officials, say South Korean spies

Two vice-ministers among those killed on North Korean dictator’s orders this year, according to intelligence agency<p>North Korea’s Kim Jong-un ordered the execution of 15 senior officials this year, including several who complained about his policies, South Korea’s intelligence agency has said.<p>Those …

Parents of Colorado theater gunman James Holmes keep a lonely vigil

He called his mother "Goober" and his father "Bobbo," affectionate names from a different life.<p>They sit behind him every day, not more than 20 feet from his silent form swiveling quietly at the defense table. He does not turn around.<p>James E. Holmes, 27, is on trial for his life. Every day, Arlene …

Loneliness

Man pulled from earthquake rubble in Nepal after being trapped for 82 hours

<b>Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) —</b> Rescuers in Nepal have pulled a man from the wreckage of a building where he was stuck for a staggering 82 hours after the devastating earthquake that hit the country Saturday.<p>His survival is unusual, as experts say it's rare for injured people who are trapped to hold out …

Natural Disasters

Tensions explode in Baltimore, a city battered by poverty, drugs and neglect

Rev. Donte L. Hickman Sr. heard about the trouble brewing on this city's west side on Monday afternoon and instantly took to Twitter to rally his East Baltimore troops.<p>"I need all my men to meet me at New Shiloh Baptist Church now," he wrote, referring to the community hub that had hosted the …

Kim Jong Un's visit to Moscow confirmed, Russian official says

<b>(CNN) —</b> This time, it's official: Russia expects North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Moscow next month for World War II anniversary celebrations.<p>North Korean representatives have confirmed that Kim will be in the Russian capital for May 9 Victory Day celebrations, Russian presidential aide …

North Korea

Johnny Manziel apologizes to team, fans in first public statement since rehab

Last weekend Johnny Manziel was released from the rehab center he voluntarily entered in January. And Friday, the former Heisman Trophy winner publicly apologized to the Cleveland Browns and all the fans he “let down.”<p>“I would like to thank my family, friends, the Browns organization, my teammates, …

Eddie Redmayne set to star in Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts

Oscar-winning actor frontrunner to play Newt Scamander, an adventurer who predated Harry by 70 years, in JK Rowling’s debut script Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them<p>Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne has emerged as the frontrunner to play the lead in the new fantasy saga from Harry Potter creator JK …

Passenger killed when Lamborghini crashes at Walt Disney World Speedway

<b>(CNN) —</b> What was supposed to be a fantasy sports car ride at Walt Disney World Speedway turned deadly when a Lamborghini crashed into a guardrail.<p>The crash took place Sunday at the Exotic Driving Experience, which bills itself as a chance to drive your dream car on a racetrack.<p>The Lamborghini's …

CNN

Same-sex couple who were denied Guam marriage license file lawsuit

Loretta Pangelinan and Kathleen Aguero’s application rejected 8 April US supreme court’s decision will determine Guam’s law, attorney general says<p>A lesbian couple on Guam has filed a legal challenge to the territory’s marriage laws after they were barred from submitting a license to wed.<p>Loretta …

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Mars Rover

Student's mystery death raises doubts on drug informer use

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Nearly a year after North Dakota college student Andrew Sadek's body was found in a river with a bullet in the head, his mother still struggles with how her shy son who liked to bowl and belonged to a club of electricity enthusiasts got mixed up in the dangerous world of …

Crime

Mother gets 20 years to life for fatal salt-poisoning of son

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A woman convicted of fatally poisoning her 5-year-old son with salt in his hospital feeding tube got a break on her murder sentence Wednesday because she suffers from a mental illness she has refused to acknowledge, the judge said.<p>Lacey Spears, 27, of Scottsville, …

Crime

The Children of ISIS

Why did three American kids from the suburbs of Chicago try to run away to the Islamic state, and should the Feds treat them as terrorists?<p>On the day …

Islamic State (ISIS)

ISIS Wants a Truce

In the new edition of its magazine, ISIS floats the idea of a truce. Is the group flagging—or is this just another trick?<p>After months of being …

Middle East

Indian police arrest four men over rape of nun

Indian police have arrested four Bangladeshi nationals in connection with the rape of an elderly nun that led to protests by the country's Christian community.<p>Police officials tracked the suspects down to the northern state of Punjab after CCTV images and e-fit images were circulated nationwide.<p>The …

Extremism

World’s oldest person dies at 117

The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, died Wednesday, a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday.<p>Misao Okawa died of heart failure and stopped breathing as relatives and nursing home workers stood by her side and praised her for achieving a long, healthy life, said Tomohiro Okada, an …

NCAA Schools Can Absolutely Afford To Pay College Athletes, Economists Say

A growing chorus of critics are calling for the National Collegiate Athletic Association to pay student-athletes. Just this month, a coalition of professors banded together in support of labor rights for men’s football and basketball players. And just this week, former NCAA basketball stars Ed …

Ten killed in stampede during Hindu ritual in Bangladesh

DHAKA (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed in a stampede during a Hindu ritual attended by thousands of devotees on the banks of a river near the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, police said on Friday.<p>All the victims were aged over 50 years, and seven were women. Around 30 people were injured in …

Pakistan

Visitor suffers heart attack inside the White House

A man among the crowd at the White House waiting for President Barack Obama on Monday suffered a medical emergency, believed to be a heart attack.<p>According to multiple reports on social media, a camerman in the White House East Room collapsed ahead of Obama's remarks to the 2015 White House Science …

Barack Obama