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No deal yet with Taliban on U.S. exit from Afghanistan, Pompeo says

During an unannounced stop in Kabul, Pompeo says “the hour has come for peace” in America’s longest running war. WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that negotiations with the Taliban have produced “real progress” but that the Trump administration had not yet clinched an agreement on when American troops …

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Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana

Legalization in Illinois also means that nearly 800,000 people with criminal records for purchasing or possessing 30 grams of marijuana or less may have those records expunged. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois’ new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation legalizing small amounts of marijuana for recreational …

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Cuba’s oldest Jewish cemetery gets an update as Havana is spruced up

“The people buried here escaped fascism during the war,” said David Prinstein of Cuba’s Hebrew Board. “It has historical and sentimental value.” HAVANA — Some marble grave covers are broken and tombstones lie on the ground, covered in moss. At some plots, vegetation pokes through the cement cracks. But slowly, …

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