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  • DOJ says Native tribes can decide whether to legalize pot

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday that Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana on their lands as long as they follow the ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Americans' wealth slips in 3Q as stock values fall

    WASHINGTON – Americans' net worth slipped in the July-September quarter as shrinking stock portfolios overwhelmed a solid gain in home values.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:51 pm
  • Weekly U.S. unemployment aid applications fall to 294,000

    WASHINGTON – Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, as the continued low levels of applicants reflect growing job security.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Powerful storm begins to pound Northern California

    SAN FRANCISCO – A storm expected to be one of the windiest and rainiest in five years pushed across parts of Northern California early Thursday after ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • 'Birdman' tops Golden Globes with 7 nominations

    NEW YORK – "Birdman" squawked loudest in the Golden Globes nominations, flying away with a leading seven nods including best picture in the comedy or ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Debt and hunger at birthplace of Ebola in Guinea

    MELIANDOU, Guinea – When 2-year-old Emile Ouamouno caught a fever, started vomiting, passed blood in his stool and died two days later, nobody knew wh ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • CIA fights back after torture report

    WASHINGTON – Top spies past and present campaigned Wednesday to discredit the Senate’s investigation into the CIA’s harrowing torture practices after ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Bitter Mideast greets U.S. torture report with shrug

    CAIRO – This week's revelations about the CIA's harsh treatment of terror suspects in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks have been met with a collective ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • Obama announces $1B for early childhood education

    WASHINGTON – Declaring early childhood education "one of the best investments we can make," President Barack Obama on Wednesday followed up on a promi ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • Congress relaxes whole grain standards for school lunches

    WASHINGTON – Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line.A massive year-end spend ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 8:58 am
  • Senate probe describes CIA brutality against detainees

    WASHINGTON – The United States brutalized scores of terror suspects with interrogation tactics that turned secret CIA prisons into chambers of sufferi ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • Police protests draw all ages, races

    The mostly white crowd that gathered outside Salt Lake City’s federal building hoisted signs reading “Black Lives Matter,” and chanted for justice bef ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • Prince William, Kate visit Sept. 11 Memorial

    NEW YORK – Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, laid flowers Tuesday at one of New York City’s most somber sites – the National Sept. 11 Memor ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:03 pm
  • Immigrants in limbo over Obama immigrant rules

    DENVER – When President Obama outlined why he was letting as many as 4 million immigrants stay and work legally in this country last month, it sounded ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Obama tries to reassure immigrants to register

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – President Barack Obama on Tuesday tried to reassure immigrants that if they register under his new executive action they won't be a ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 3:54 pm
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