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The justices refused three years ago to protect distributors of medical marijuana from federal charges.
The stakes are high because 11 states have passed medical marijuana laws since 1996.
Justice David H. Souter said about 10 percent of people in America use illegal drugs, and states with medical marijuana laws might not be able to stop recreational users from taking advantage.
California's law allows people to grow, smoke or obtain marijuana for medical needs with a doctor's recommendation.
Besides California, other states with such laws are: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington.
The justices refused three years ago to protect distributors of medical marijuana from federal charges.
Medical marijuana was an issue in the November elections.
The Supreme Court questioned whether state medical marijuana laws might be abused by people who aren't really sick as it debated on Monday whether the federal government can prosecute patients who smoke pot on doctors' orders.
For the second day in a row, Iraqi insurgents Tuesday struck with a car bomb near a western checkpoint into Baghdad's Green Zone.
The Bush administration is opposing the re-appointment of Mohammed ElBaradei as head of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Many years, one holiday gift stands out from the rest, thanks to word of mouth, ubiquitous marketing and persistent kids. Some shoppers will stop at nothing - whether it's trampling others, driving miles out of their way or paying much more than market price - to get their hands on the year's hottest gift.
Some of the big names of the past include Cabbage Patch Kids in 1983 and Tickle-Me Elmo in 1996, but toys aren't the only items that can captivate the American shopper.
Strawberry Shortcake dolls, Care Bears, Transformers, He-Man action figures and those Cabbage Patch Kids cover the shelves at stores like Toys "R" Us and FAO Schwarz. Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, is one of many places offering Slinky, Mr. Potato Head, and Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles.
"Action figures and military games seem to be hot items," said Jackie Fernandez, a partner at Deloitte Consulting's consumer business and retail service group. "Anything that seems to be kind of combat-related seems to be moving well, in line with what's happening around the globe."
Kids who prefer a doll with 'tude to ballet and fairy tale stars will probably prefer MGA Entertainment's Bratz dolls, a series of dolls and accessories with a more urban, hip look, FAO Schwarz's Teresa Parsons said. "That's a big thing this year," Parsons said. "Kids like to see dolls that look like what they are seeing on MTV or the Disney Channel, a little more trendy."
By the way, experts don't envision a repeat of 1996's national stampede for Tickle-Me Elmo dolls. However, the furry red Muppet's latest version -- he dances the Hokey Pokey -- is expected to sell well.
President Bush has nominated EPA Administrator Mike Leavitt to replace Tommy Thompson as Health and Human Services secretary.
Bush said he plans to implement the first prescription drug benefit for seniors and has called for expanding the services provided by faith-based groups and continuing medical research "always ensuring that the work is carried out with vigor and moral integrity."
Nine of Bush's 15 Cabinet secretaries have tendered their resignations, and the president has nominated replacements for all.
The Bush administration plans to ask for between $80 billion and $100 billion to fund military operations next year, rather than the $70 billion to $75 billion that the White House forecast privately before the election, according to Pentagon and White House officials
Nebraska receivers Ross Pilkington and Andy Birkel have decided not to return to the Husker football program, and Birkel has chosen not to go quietly. Both players met with NU Head Coach Bill Callahan on Monday. Pilkington intends to stay at Nebraska but not play football, according to a person close to the junior, while Birkel will consider his transfer options.
Gone is the bowl streak, the NCAA's longest, that stood since 1969.
But the bowl run was something Nebraskans still had, one last bragging right, one last record. It was all but over with 11:07 left in the second quarter, when Bobby Purify reversed field and scampered in for a 9-yard touchdown that put the Buffs up 17-0.
Steve Octavien had this whole recruiting thing figured out. The junior-college linebacker visited four schools during the past month. He charted each of his finalists, using an extensive evaluation system that assigned points to every school in different categories. In the end, North Carolina won - by seven points over Nebraska, Iowa and Central Florida. So why, then, did Octavien on Monday commit to the Huskers? "I went with my heart," he said.
Campaigning in Iraq’s first national elections since Saddam Hussein’s ouster began Wednesday under the shadow of a rampant insurgency, with interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi announcing his candidacy and the defense minister accusing Iranian and Syrian agents of aiding the militants.
BAGHDAD - Iraq's interim defence minister accused neighbours Iran and Syria on Wednesday of aiding al Qaeda Islamist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and former agents of Saddam Hussein to promote a "terrorist" insurgency in Iraq.