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Pot smokers in Colorado welcome 'Green Wednesday' as marijuana sales become legal

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Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said 'his evil intent was to harm multiple individuals'

Denver shooting: Arapahoe High School gunman intended to harm 'many people'

Officials also revealed that he had legally purchased his shotgun earlier this month

One year on: The President and Mrs Obama observe a minute’s silence for the Sandy Hook massacre

US rocked by latest school gun attack in Colorado as America marks anniversary of Sandy Hook massacre

Colorado police ask why a ‘charming, humble’ teenager became the country’s newest student gunman

People attend the National Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence in Washington

Newton massacre: One year on, stricken Sandy Hook remembers its dead

Despite the school killings, gun control remains as far off as ever

Uruguay becomes first country to legalise marijuana trade

Government will control entire market 'from seed to smoke,' in a bid to curb addiction and drug violence

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Scientists record new coldest temperature on Earth

Newly analysed data showed the temperature plunged to -93.2C (-135.8F) in August 2010

Want to hunt drones? Head to Deer Trail, Colorado

I don't mind being watched, so long I'm not aware of it

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British electric motorcycle plugs into US: The Saietta can go from 0-60 in 2.3 seconds and has a maximum speed of 150mph

A British-made electric motorcycle is taking to the wide open roads of the United States this week as part of a UK trade mission.

A groundswell of support from the public led to full legalisation in Colorado

Is cannabis culture finally going mainstream? As Colorado welcomes legal marijuana, The Denver Post has appointed a ‘weed editor’

The rest of the US – and the world – will be watching closely as the new law takes effect

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Alex Calderwood: Hotelier and self-styled ‘cultural engineer’ who gave his Ace chain a distinctively unconventional and offbeat style

Alex Calderwood was the co-founder of the Ace Hotel chain, which had just opened its latest venture only six weeks ago in Shoreditch, London. His body was found in one of the rooms of that hotel; the exact cause of his death is still to be determined.

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