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Colo. Court Rules Some Marijuana Convictions Can Be Overturned

Thu, 2014-03-13 16:35

The narrow ruling applies to defendants who were in the appeals process when Colorado legalized the recreational use of pot.

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States' Rebellion Against Food Stamp Cuts Grows

Thu, 2014-03-13 14:53

Congress planned to shave $8.6 billion from the food stamps program by closing a loophole, cutting benefits to 850,000 households. But it left states an out to avoid the cuts, and many are taking it.

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A Terrible Winter Wreaks Havoc On Roads, Pipes And City Budgets

Thu, 2014-03-13 14:34

The nation's infrastructure has taken a beating this season. Fixing what the heavy snows and bitter cold have wrecked is long overdue — and the cost will be hefty.

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Takes White House To Task Over Privacy

Thu, 2014-03-13 14:20

In an open letter, the Facebook co-founder said the U.S. should be "a champion for the internet, not a threat."

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Oil Industry Gets An Earful As It Eyes Florida's Everglades

Thu, 2014-03-13 13:46

A Texas company seeking permission for an injection well in the heart of the Everglades is finding stiff opposition from environmental groups and some locals.

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Attractor Of Animosity Arthur Chu Leaves 'Jeopardy!' (For Now)

Thu, 2014-03-13 13:22

After an 11-win streak, Chu was finally defeated. Aside from his calculated strategy, Chu is noteworthy for getting such an intensely negative reaction from show fans. But he doesn't seem to mind it.

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Senators Want Watchdog To Investigate Federal Prosecutorial Misconduct

Thu, 2014-03-13 13:22

The senators used a report that details 650 ethics infractions by Justice Department lawyers to bolster their case for an independent inspector general.

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Pew Study: Many Technophiles Also Love Libraries

Thu, 2014-03-13 13:14

A new study by Pew Research Internet Project has a surprise: people who use the old-school local library also tend to be highly engaged with technology.

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With A Spelling-Bee Subversion, Jason Bateman Breaks Bad

Thu, 2014-03-13 13:01

The Arrested Development actor stars in his own directorial debut as a 40-year-old middle-school dropout who decides — for a hidden motive — to compete in a national spelling bee.

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Will Democrats Change Their Health Law Message After Florida Loss?

Thu, 2014-03-13 12:42

Democrats' Affordable Care Act message, essentially "fix it, don't nix" obviously didn't lead to victory in the Florida special election. But it doesn't look like they'll be changing their approach.

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The World Bank Gets An Overhaul — And Not Everyone's Happy

Thu, 2014-03-13 12:15

The World Bank is undergoing a vast reorganization, its first in nearly 20 years. The process has been controversial, but the bank's president says it's needed to foster better internal collaboration.

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Electronic Headband Prevents Migraines With Tiny Jolts

Thu, 2014-03-13 12:15

The battery-powered device sends electrical pulses through the skin of the forehead. People who used the headband in a study had fewer migraines and took less headache medicine.

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Google's Flu Tracker Suffers From Sniffles

Thu, 2014-03-13 12:12

It sounds like a good idea: anticipating flu's spread by monitoring a region's online searches. But sometimes a sneeze is just a cold.

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Report: Target Missed Its Chance To Prevent Data Breach

Thu, 2014-03-13 12:00

The giant retailer was hit by a massive breach that exposed tens of millions of customer credit cards to cyberthieves. A Bloomberg Businessweek investigation found that Target missed early warnings.

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Holder Steps Forward For Shorter Drug Sentences

Thu, 2014-03-13 12:00

Attorney General Eric Holder is before the U.S. Sentencing Commission to support changes in sentencing for drug offenses, which could shave time off prison terms and reduce federal prison populations.

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Amtrak Opens The Door To Writing On The Rails

Thu, 2014-03-13 12:00

On Twitter, some writers started asking the same question: Wouldn't it be great if Amtrak offered "residencies" to writers, so they could ride the rails and write? And Amtrak said: Let's try it.

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As A Big Vote Gets Closer, Crimea Grows More Distant From Ukraine

Thu, 2014-03-13 12:00

The pro-Moscow authorities in Crimea are preparing the ballots for Sunday's referendum on the region's future, but there's already a growing sense of isolation from Ukraine.

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Germany Changes Its Tone On Russia, And EU Sanctions May Follow

Thu, 2014-03-13 12:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that Russia risks "massive political and economic damage" if it continues its policy on Ukraine and that the European Union's relationship with Russia may suffer.

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As Afghan Tajiks Lay Leader To Rest, Eyes Turn To Political Future

Thu, 2014-03-13 12:00

Afghanistan has lost its first vice president, a warlord who fought beside the U.S. against the Taliban. Mohammed Qasim Fahim's death presents his Tajik brethren a tough choice in upcoming elections.

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Colin Powell's Vintage Selfie Is A Must See

Thu, 2014-03-13 11:39

The former secretary of state and decorated general told Ellen DeGeneres to eat her heart out with a self-portrait he took 60 years ago.

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