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Trump Authorizes Shift to Wider US Military Use of Land Mines

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday canceled an Obama-era prohibition on the use of anti-personnel landmines outside of the Korean peninsula. With potential future conflict with China and Russia in mind, the new policy specified no geographic limits on landmine use, declaring that the weapons offer an important war-fighting...

Rediscovering America: A Quiz on Prohibition

One hundred years ago, on Oct. 28, the Volstead Act — or National Prohibition Act — was passed. The act created a legal mechanism to enforce the 18th Amendment, which prohibited “the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors.” The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, Ashland,...

California Schools May Allow Medical Cannabis on Campuses

SACRAMENTO — California schools will get to decide if parents can administer medical marijuana to their children on school campuses. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday he signed the legislation that reverses a current prohibition on cannabis within 1,000 feet of K-12 campuses. School districts will have the final say on...