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November 17, 2002
Susan Taylor Martin
On opposite side of border, opposite side of pot issue
Depending on which side of the U.S.-Canadian border you're on, the winds of change are either blowing hard or barely at all when it comes to legalizing marijuana.

Underwater world: Man's doing or nature's?
Researchers come across mysterious shapes on the sea bottom just west of Cuba. Patterns suggest an ancient civilization.

Victor vs. Victoria
A case before the Supreme Court pits Victoria's Secret against the owner of a Kentucky lingerie store. The question: Who has the right to a name?

DC journal
As spending bills stall, Young seeks White House help

Nation in brief
Gore takes hits in poll of DNC members

Canada report
U.S. wants Canadian cooperation

World in brief
High-ranking Russian officer killed in Chechen fighting

Toledo's election could backfire in Peru
LIMA, Peru -- Baron Alexander von Humboldt, the German who explored Peru's Pacific coast 200 years ago, quipped that "Lima is more detached from Peru than London."

Chavez takes over police
CARACAS, Venezuela -- President Hugo Chavez moved to take control of the Caracas police force Saturday, but opponents of the leftist leader rejected the maneuver as a threat to talks on resolving the country's deepening and violent political crisis.

Fighting terror notebook
Report: Libya will help family of Hussein

Hussein: Decision was to avoid war
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- President Saddam Hussein said Saturday he had no choice but to accept a tough, new U.N. weapons inspection resolution because the United States and Israel had shown their "claws and teeth" and declared unilateral war on the Iraqi people.

Peru plants seeds of self-sufficiency
Afghanistan's seed bank was decimated by looters. Peruvian potato scientists are working to rejuvenate the crop.

Several 'Bushisms' find way into new book of quotations
LONDON -- President Bush makes a strong showing in a new book of quotations released last week.

More seniors should be getting flu vaccines
ATLANTA -- Less than two-thirds of the nation's senior citizens are getting vaccinated against flu and pneumonia -- well short of the government's goal of 90 percent by 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week.

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