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UK counterterror help inquiry after ex-Russian spy collapses

SALISBURY, England — Britain will respond “appropriately and robustly” if Russia’s involvement is established in the case of an ex-Russian spy who fell ill after coming into contact with an “unknown substance” in southern England, the U.K. foreign secretary said Tuesday.

Seoul envoys to meet N. Korea’s Kim during Pyongyang trip

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Envoys for South Korean President Moon Jae-in planned to meet Monday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the start of a rare two-day visit to Pyongyang that’s expected to focus on how to ease a standoff over North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and restart talks between Pyongyang and Washington.

Marijuana’s 4/20 holiday tied to rise in fatal car crashes

CHICAGO — Marijuana users’ self-proclaimed holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes, an analysis of 25 years of data found.

The study lacks evidence on whether pot was involved in any of the April 20 crashes, but marijuana can impair driving ability. Previous studies have shown that many pot-using motorists drive after partaking and think it’s safe to do so.