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    Black market for pot alive and well in CO county

    In the effort to make recreational marijuana legal in Colorado, proponents argued legitimizing the sale of pot would hurt drug dealers by ending the consumer demand that feeds the black market. With buyers given the option of purchasing pot by safe, legal means, the hope was dealers would get shut o ... Read More

    Details emerge as 4 ordered to stand trial in Utash beating

    Four Detroit men accused of brutally beating 54-year-old Stephen Utash outside a gas station earlier this month are likely to stand trial after a judge found evidence sufficient to move the case forward. One witness at the Monday hearing was jailed on $500,000 bond after trying to avoid testifying. ... Read More

    Supreme Court Upholds Mich Ban on Affirmative Action

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the state of Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality. The justices said in a 6-2 ruling that Michigan voters ha ... Read More

    Chicago: Weekend of Violence

    A South Side shooting left four girls and a boy hurt, and on the Northwest Side a 15-year-old girl was shot while riding in a car as shootings across Chicago Sunday night added to the toll of a violent holiday weekend. At least nine people were killed and at least 36 wounded since Friday. Two of the ... Read More

    Keystone may be stalled, but the protests aren't

    WASHINGTON - The Keystone XL project may appear stalled, but its opponents aren't taking their foot off the gas pedal. In fact, the anti-pipeline movement will accelerate its protests for a few days. Demonstrators are preparing to set up camp for six days, starting today, on the National Mall in Was ... Read More

    Seattle United Methodist Banned by Boy Scouts

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America has revoked its charter agreement with a Seattle church that refused to remove a gay troop leader after the organization withdrew his membership. A Boy Scouts attorney told Rainier Beach United Methodist Church last week that it no longer could host troops un ... Read More

    Obama plans to expand clemency criteria for drug offenders

    Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the Department of Justice will be releasing new clemency criteria guidelines aimed at potentially releasing thousands of nonviolent drug offenders convicted of using crack cocaine. "The White House has indicated it wants to consider additional cleme ... Read More

    Retired Liberal SC Justice Wants Changes to Constitution

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the aftermath of the Connecticut school shootings that left 20 first-graders and six educators dead, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens began thinking about ways to prevent a repeat. The result is Stevens' new book — his second since retiring from the court at age 9 ... Read More

    Gov. Chaffee Proclaims Day of Reason on Official Day of Prayer

    The governor of Rhode Island, Lincoln D. Chaffee, has issued a proclamation declaring May 1 a "Day of Reason." His decree begins, "Whereas, the application of reason, more than any other means, has proven to offer hope for human survival upon Earth by cultivating intelligent, moral and ethical inter ... Read More


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