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Boomers stand to benefit most from medical marijuana

Baby boomers are the group that stands to benefit most from medical marijuana, and their numbers may be key to whether Amendment 2 passes or fails, activists say.


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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Art Voice

News of the Weird

The leader of the devout Sunni jihadist group Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, making a rare, solemn appearance in July, wore a flashy silver wristwatch that various video analysts described as either a Rolex or an Omega Seafarer or a feature-laden Saudi Arabian-made timepiece that sells for only about $560.


Related Topix: Essex County, NJ, South America, World News, Drugs, Ridgewood, NJ

Sys-Con Media

Continental Gold Appoints Dr. Claudia Jimenez to its Board of Directors

Dr. Jimenez is a Colombian-based lawyer with extensive experience in economics and mining in Colombia and internationally.


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United Methodist Church

Seminary welcomes Mexican, Colombian pastors

Ricardo Aldana Mogollon, a Methodist pastor from Colombia, enjoys a pickup soccer game outside Prothro Hall at Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Methodist, Religion, Colombia Travel, Travel, Southern Methodist University, North America Travel, Mexico Travel, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Japan Herald

Japanese Prime Minister Begins Official Visit to Colombia

Bogota, July 29 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets today in this capital with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, as part of a two-day official visit to the South American country.


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American Reporter

Andy Oram ReportsREPLACING Journalism: New Foundations for Expertise, Diversity, and Debate

A ban on sales of alcohol and heightened securities greeted Panamanian voters Sunday as a frantic and factious three-year presidential campaign finally went to the voters.


Related Topix: Martin Torrijos, South America, World News

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

FARC Guerillas Leave Colombia's Most Important Port without Electricity

The port of Buenaventura, the most important port on Colombia's Pacific coast, is without electricity after a dynamite attack on several electric towers attributed Tuesday to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, by the Colombian military.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Terrorism

San Francisco Bay View

Connecting the dots throughout the world leading to economic empowerment

The idea hit me during the International Panel at our 22nd annual conference in Chicago July 10-12.


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Daily Colombian Equities Bulletin and Fundamentals 7-28-14

July 29, 2014 The Colcap index closed at 1,714 points . Total turnover reached USD 151 mm.


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Cruz, Bardem slam Israeli 'genocide'

PENELOPE Cruz and Javier Bardem have joined dozens of Spanish celebrities calling on the European Union to denounce Israel's attack on Gaza.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Javier Bardem, South America, Palestinian Territories

The Baltimore Sun

Colombia's Marxist ELN rebels to blame for explosions: police

Colombia's Marxist ELN rebels detonated four small explosive devices around the capital, Bogota, early Tuesday morning, causing no injuries but damaging a highway overpass and other structures, police told local media.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Alvaro Uribe

TeleGeography CommsUpdate

DirecTV wades into 4G fray

Service is currently limited to Chia, Palmira, Barrancabermeja and Monteria, and the operator plans to expand its offerings to smaller cities at first, before launching in the likes of Bogota, Cali and Barranquilla.


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St. Petersburg Times

Explore South Florida's global love affair with mangoes

The curator of tropical fruit at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is explaining the difference between how people in her native Colombia eat mangoes and the meticulous way they are peeled and consumed in the United States.


Related Topix: Florida, Home Gardening, Home, South America, World News, Home Listing, Life, Food, Food Festival

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

Colombian Rebels Blow Up Aqueduct

At least 16,000 residents in part of the central Colombian province of Meta are without potable water after the leftist FARC guerrillas dynamited a portion of a local aqueduct, media outlets said.


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Post and Courier

Flight diversions spike at Charleston airport

On July 19, a United Airlines flight from Newark, N.J. to Bogota, Colombia, diverted to Charleston International Airport because of medical issues with two passengers.


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Joe Manganiello meets Sofia Vergara's parents

Hollywood's hot new couple Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello looked loved-up when they stepped out for the night in Miami Beach on Saturday.


Related Topix: Joe Manganiello, South America, World News, Entertainment

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Florida voters approve of medical marijuana

Florida voters approve of medical marijuana Florida voters overwhelmingly support the idea of legalized medical marijuana according to a Quinnipiac University poll.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Florida, World News, Germany

New York Daily News

Shakira pregnant with second child: Colombian news outlets

A rep for the singer declined to comment despite reports out of the Barranquilla native's country that she is pregnant with baby No.


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Editorial Roundup: Plan Honduras

It is increasingly fashionable in both political parties to imagine that the United States can retreat or retire from global responsibilities, with few consequences for itself.


Related Topix: Prison, Family, Kids, South America, World News, George Bush, Opinion

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Aruba releases Venezuelan diplomat sought by US

Former Venezuelan general Hugo Carvajal arrives at the Queen Beatrix International Airport in Oranjestad, Aruba, Sunday July 27, 2004 after being released by authorities.


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