Seattle garbage collector Anousone Sadettanh empties a small residential garbage bin into his truck in 2014. It is now illegal to toss out food with the trash in the city. Residents will get warning tags for now; the city will start imposing fines in July. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Tossing Out Food In The Trash? In Seattle, You'll Be Fined For That KUOW

Seattle is the first city in the nation to fine people for not properly sorting their garbage. The law took effect on Jan. 1 as a bid to keep food out of landfills and encourage composting instead.

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A marijuana bud displayed in Denver. Don't legalize pot, the pediatricians say, but don't lock teenagers up for using it, either. Seth McConnell/The Denver Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Pediatricians Say Don't Lock Up Teenagers For Using Marijuana

Making pot legal for adults means teens will be more likely to use it, too, pediatricians say. And while they're concerned about health effects, they say there are better ways to deter usage than jail.

This photograph taken on Jan. shows detail on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's suit bearing his own name during a joint news conference with President Obama in New Delhi. Modi's fashion choices have won plaudits in the past, but his decision to wear a suit with his own name printed all over it sparked mockery on social media. Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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India's Modi Makes A Name For Himself — Literally — In Meeting With Obama

The Indian prime minister wore a suit with pinstripes that read "Narendra Damodardas Modi." The reaction on social media was scathing, but Modi is often lauded for his fashion choices.

Newly sworn-in Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras waves on his way to enter his new offices in Athens on Monday. Orestis Panagiotou/EPA /Landov hide caption

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Greece's Left-Wing Prime Minister Takes Charge

Alexis Tsipras, who led his party to a historic win in parliamentary elections, was sworn in Monday amid fears about what his win means for the country's bailout agreements with the European Union.

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