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US nuclear arsenal in Europe is likely to stay

Last summer in Berlin, President Barack Obama called for "bold reductions" in U.S. and Russian tactical nuclear weapons to ease the risk of annihilation in Europe.

Obama was referring to the roughly 200 B61 nuclear bombs that the U.S. has ...

A rocky start for pot stores in Washington state

SEATTLE -- More than two months after the first state-licensed marijuana stores opened in Washington state, only one is selling pot in Seattle, and it might be weeks before another opens.

Meanwhile, in Bellingham -- a city of about 82,000 people ...

Uighur knives get a bad rap in China

YENGISAR, China -- Here on the fertile edge of the Taklimakan Desert, people have long believed that placing a knife on their bedside keeps away bad dreams. On a baby's seventh day of life, it's tradition for parents to briefly slip a blade under ...