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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's Senate has approved the world's first national marketplace for legal marijuana, an audacious and risky plan that puts the government in charge of growing, selling and using a drug that is illegal almost everywhere else.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shedding gridlock, key members of Congress reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon.
Ukrainian security forces began moving against protesters on Kiev's Independence Square early Wednesday, ripping down their tents and occupying the area, an AFP correspondent said. The police also smashed down the barricades that the protesters had put up around the Independence Square, which they have occupied without the presence of security forces for over a week. There was no sign of any violence but the security forces herded the thousands of protesters who had remained on the square into two separate groups, the correspondent said.