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Outgoing Uruguay President Jose Mujica's face illustrates a T-shirt supporting his new law legalizing marijuana. Uruguay's citizens are voting for Mujica's replacement on Sunday, and the expected winner is a candidate from his party. Matilde Campodonico/AP hide caption

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Uruguay Tries To Tame A 'Monster' Called Cannibis

Uruguay's audacious new law not only legalizes pot but also mandates that the government grow and distribute it. Some say the government has pinched more than it can roll.

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Outgoing Uruguay President Jose Mujica's face illustrates a T-shirt supporting his new law legalizing marijuana. Uruguay's citizens are voting for Mujica's replacement on Sunday, and the expected winner is a candidate from his party. Matilde Campodonico/AP hide caption

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Uruguay Tries To Tame A 'Monster' Called Cannabis

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The Competitors John Cameron
Cirrus Bonobo

Kwame Ajamu grabs his brother Wiley Bridgeman's beard after his release in a gesture that dates from their boyhood. John Kuntz/The Plain Dealer/Landov hide caption

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After Wrongful Conviction, Three Lifetimes Spent With Hope In Check

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Bud's Open Charlie Haden, Mike Melvoin et. al.

Leaburn Alexander works two jobs and does not have health insurance. It takes him three hours to commute home from the job he works as an overnight hotel janitor. Lisa Morehouse/KQED hide caption

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For Some Uninsured, Simply Signing Up Is A Challenge

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Shetland Jumper/Message from Home/Wise up, Grumpy John McGann
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An Iranian national shops at a popular market in the holy Iraqi Shiite city of Najaf. Recently, the city — where millions of international pilgrims visit every year — has been spared the worst of Iraq's violence. Haidar Hamdani /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With Shopping, Holy Sites, Najaf Offers Respite From Iraq's Violence

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