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Marijuana Banking Bill Is Snuffed Out In Colorado

Fri, 2014-05-02 06:06

The legislation would have created a financial framework for revenue from legal pot sales. It was put on hold by lawmakers.

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Unemployment Drops To 6.3 Percent, Lowest In 5 Years

Fri, 2014-05-02 04:37

U.S. employers added far more jobs than expected — 288,000 — in April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. In a separate survey, the unemployment rate dipped by 0.4 percentage points.

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Toll Rises From Deadly Car Bomb In Nigerian Capital

Fri, 2014-05-02 03:58

At least 19 people died in the blast Thursday in Abuja, according to officials. Separately, the government says more girls were taken in a mass kidnapping earlier this month than previously believed.

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'Wassup, Sheep?' He Asked

Fri, 2014-05-02 03:37

How come so many species of domesticated animals — dogs, pigs, cows, ducks, geese, rats, horses — have smaller brains than their wild ancestors? Oh, and humans too!

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Ukraine Launches Military Operation Against Separatists In The East

Fri, 2014-05-02 03:08

Two Ukrainian copters were shot down in the fighting, which Kiev calls an "anti-terror" operation against pro-Russia rebels. Russia says the push "killed the last hope" for a deal to ease the crisis.

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Death Penalty Fades As Hot-Button Issue

Fri, 2014-05-02 03:03

With murders down dramatically, death penalty support has fallen far from its peak 20 years ago. Problems with executions, meanwhile, have made many Democrats, at least, skeptical about the practice.

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Many Seniors Accepted To First-Choice Colleges Go Elsewhere

Fri, 2014-05-02 01:16

Almost half of college freshmen surveyed last year had enrolled in schools that weren't at the top of their list — not because they didn't get in, but because of costs.

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Agribusiness Funds 'Farmland' To Counter Hollywood Message

Fri, 2014-05-02 01:16

Films like Food Inc. and King Corn highlight the evils of big agriculture. Now farmers are hitting back with their own movie, Farmland. It was funded by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance.

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Obamacare Sign-Ups Show Wide Variation By State, Ethnicity

Fri, 2014-05-02 01:09

Nearly half the 8 million people who bought health insurance through the state and federal exchanges signed up in the last six weeks. Florida enrolled 39 percent of those eligible, despite opposition.

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Ukraine Forces Seek To Retake Slovyansk

Fri, 2014-05-02 01:05

Ukraine launched what appeared to be its first major assault against pro-Russian forces who have seized government buildings in the country's east.

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Leaving A Dark Time Behind To 'Get Through It As A Family'

Thu, 2014-05-01 23:51

Frank was severely depressed when he left his wife and three children to live on his own in 2009. But at his oldest son's baseball game two years later, he realized he couldn't stay away any longer.

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Texas Family's Nuisance Complaint Seen As Win Against Fracking

Thu, 2014-05-01 23:46

A jury awarded nearly $3 million to the Parrs, who say leaks at a natural gas site made them ill. The family won the suit without having to prove that the drilling company broke environmental laws.

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Cinco De Mayo: Whose Holiday Is It, Anyway?

Thu, 2014-05-01 23:45

Expect to see margarita specials and sombreros galore throughout this weekend — even though, in most of Mexico, May 5 is no big deal.

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Cinco De Mayo: Whose Holiday Is It, Anyway?

Thu, 2014-05-01 23:45

Expect to see margarita specials and sombreros galore throughout this weekend — even though, in most of Mexico, May 5 is no big deal.

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Afghan Female Cyclists: Breaking Away, And Breaking Taboos

Thu, 2014-05-01 23:42

There's one women's cycling team in Afghanistan. Free-form traffic and open-mouth stares are just a couple of the things they encounter as they pedal the country's mountainous, potholed roads.

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Amid The Device Hype, This Startup Is Taking Wearables To Heart

Thu, 2014-05-01 23:41

There's a lot of money and attention going toward wearable devices, though the sophistication of the technology varies. One company is developing wearables with clusters of tiny high-tech senors.

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White House Calls For More Privacy Laws

Thu, 2014-05-01 23:38

The White House is asking Congress to pass privacy laws that would add more safeguards for Americans' data and provide more protections for emails sought in the course of a law enforcement probe.

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LA NAACP President Resigns Over Move To Honor Sterling

Thu, 2014-05-01 23:33

Leon Jenkins of the Los Angeles NAACP chapter resigned Thursday following outrage over a decision he later reversed to give LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling an award for promoting civil rights.

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Microsoft Releases Fix For Critical Internet Explorer Bug

Thu, 2014-05-01 16:44

The Department of Homeland Security had told Americans to stop using the browser until a fix was issued.

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When College Sexual Assault Panels Fall Short, And When They Help

Thu, 2014-05-01 16:31

The White House is cracking down on colleges to improve how they handle sexual assault complaints. But critics say schools are in over their heads, and that these cases are meant for the courts.

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