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    House passes bill to stop 'welfare for weed'

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House passed a bill Tuesday night that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal. Supporters call it the "no welfare for weed" bill. The bill would prevent people from using government-issued ... Read More

    Holder launches policing bias study

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney General E ... Read More

    Democrat Sen. Cantwell threatens NFL over Redskins' name

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington's nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league's others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-"Redskins" movement took its cause to Capitol Hill. In a news conf ... Read More

    US ground troops could join Iraqis in ISIS fight

    US defense chiefs suggested yesterday that American troops might join Iraqi forces against Islamic State (ISIS), despite Barack Obama's repeated public assurances that US soldiers would not engage in fighting on the ground. A day after US warplanes bombed to the southwest of Baghdad, US general Mart ... Read More

    The Left sees ISIS as a joke

    Intelligence experts aren't sure how much of a threat the Islamic State poses to the U.S., if they pose a threat at all. But to listen to Sen. Lindsey Graham, the militant group terrorizing Iraq is a harbinger of the end of days. "They will open the gates of Hell to spill out on the world," Graham s ... Read More

    Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller

    DENVER (AP) — The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack. The lawsuit alleges it was illegal and negligent to sell the ge ... Read More

    Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the minority population of the United States grows. Three-fourths of ... Read More

    Spanking: Did Adrian Peterson go too far?

    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he never intended to hurt his 4-year-old son when he hit him with a tree branch (switch). But experts in childhood development said the intent doesn't matter -- striking a child is never appropriate. "We do have to respect other people's cultural p ... Read More

    Obama to send 3,000 troops to west Africa to fight Ebola

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to i ... Read More


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