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SAN DIEGO (AP) - In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies. Researchers at the University of California San Diego announced Tuesday the Drug Enforcement Administration has OK'd their plan to import capsules containing two key cannabis compounds. They want to study the drug's effectiveness in treating tremors.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say alcohol caused a 19-year-old man from out of town to start a fire at a Washington State University fraternity house. Pullman police used surveillance video and interviews with Theta Chi Fraternity members to arrest 19-year-old Isaac Scott DePaolo in Cheney, more than 60 miles north of the university campus.
SEATTLE (AP) - The last of the estimated 125,000 Washington state children who missed the start of school because of teacher strikes are now all going back to class, ending a series of district-level teacher strikes over pay raises that in some cases escalated into court and state intervention. South of Seattle in the city of Tumwater, teachers ratified a new work contract agreement on Monday after a 16-day strike.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Court documents indicate that a Washington state man who was killed by Cheney police officers earlier this month had reported himself to police the evening of the shooting. The Spokesman-Review reports 40-year-old Steve Anderson was shot by three officers in a grocery store parking lot after police say he was wielding a knife and moved toward officers. According to a search warrant filed Thursday, investigators found a notepad on Anderson that detailed his plans to be killed by police.
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