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Puff, puff, pass: Liberals table legislation to legalize marijuana

Shares of marijuana producers were trading lower following the announcement, though the stocks have seen a run-up in anticipation of legalization. Under the proposed legislation, adults 18 years of...

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Donald Trump Sprouts Bunny Ears At White House Easter Egg Roll

On Thursday, White House Press chief Sean Spicer (who in 2008 played the part of White House Easter Bunny himself ) said around 21,000 people were expected to attend the event, and at least 18,000 co...

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Boston Marathon's first woman Kathrine Switzer competes 50 years later

Boston Marathon's first woman Kathrine Switzer competes 50 years later

Geoffrey Kirui pulled away from Galen Rupp over the last few miles, winning the men's division of the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday and ending Rupp's bid to become the first American victor since...

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North Korea: 'Thermonuclear war may break out at any moment'

North Korea's deputy representative to the United Nations, Kim In Ryong , accused the U.S. yesterday of creating "a situation where nuclear war could break out an any time". But the unpredictable p...

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39 shot, 1 fatally, in Chicago weekend shootings

39 shot, 1 fatally, in Chicago weekend shootings

Tywan Anderson, 23, was shot in the head and back in the 1300 block of South Fairfield Avenue, half a block north of Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police. A third ma...

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Local Egg Hunts held Saturday and Sunday

Local Egg Hunts held Saturday and Sunday

Brothers Alexay, 5, and Jordan Hairston, 1, of Martinsville, are two of the children who had their pictures taken with the Easter bunny at the Pocket Park. "And we make that an opportunity to say he...

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Prince death: Documents reveal illegal pill addiction

Prince death: Documents reveal illegal pill addiction

The details from those documents show the possible direction of the criminal investigation into Prince's accidental overdose death nearly exactly a year ago, a death that left fans around the world he...

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Arkansas races against the clock to get execution approval

Kissel on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kisselAP and go to http://bigstory.ap.org/author/kelly-p-kissel to see his work. Inmates Bruce Ward (top row L to R), Don Davis , Ledell Lee, Stacy Johnson, J...

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President Trump Signs Controversial 'Planned Parenthood' Rule

President Trump Signs Controversial 'Planned Parenthood' Rule

The law overturns a rule President Obama put in place late past year that prevented states from defunding certain women's health care providers. A mother and daughter attend Democratic presidential ...

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Copy-Trump protesters, supporters get into violent clash in Berkeley, CA

Copy-Trump protesters, supporters get into violent clash in Berkeley, CA

According to authorities, eleven people were injured, including one who was stabbed. After about an hour, protesters jumped the police line and began fighting with the supporters. Bloodied demonstrato...

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North Park Elementary in San Bernardino reopens a week after shooting

North Park Elementary in San Bernardino reopens a week after shooting

Cedric Anderson has been identified by authorities as the person who shot to death his wife, Karen Elaine Smith, and a student at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, Calif ., Monday, Apri...

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Kenyans Sweep 121st Boston Marathon05:30

Kenyans Sweep 121st Boston Marathon05:30

The 121st Boston Marathon got underway Monday morning as racers and observers remember the bombing attack, which took place four years ago on April 15, 2013. Whether that's adding extra intervals on...

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Disney reveals new details about Star Wars Land - and it sounds incredible

For example, one attraction will have players decide whether to ride with the First Order or with the Resistance, a choice that will lead to certain consequences while in Star Wars Land. "When [Walt ...

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Clay Buchholz leaves game after straining right forearm

Clay Buchholz leaves game after straining right forearm

Phillies: RHP Clay Buchholz makes his second start for Philadelphia. As his swing and miss rate over the first two games show, even the pitches he was able to get over the plate weren't sharp, for ...

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Trump welcomes 21000 to his first Easter Egg Roll

Later, when ABC News reportedly pressed Trump on his next move on the Korean Peninsula, he said, "You'll see". With more low key entertainment and a guest list of 21,000 children and parents (comp...

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Arkansas still faces legal hurdles in execution plan

Rutledge's statement came moments after the U.S. Supreme Court denied her request to vacate a stay issued by the Arkansas Supreme Court on the execution that was scheduled on Monday for Don Davis ,...

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North Korea threatens weekly missile tests as tensions soar over Korean peninsula

USA stocks rose after three straight sessions of losses as investors shifted their focus to earnings and the greenback steadied after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said dollar strength is good o...

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Melania Trump accepts damages and apology over Mail report about her past

Melania Trump accepts damages and apology over Mail report about her past

Trump will be paid about $2.9 million in damages and costs, according to a source familiar with the settlement. Catrin Evans, lawyer for the Mail's publisher, told a hearing at London's High Cou...

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'This is the Trump era': Sessions takes aim at illegal immigration

Sessions directed each of the 94 offices of U.S. Attorneys to appoint a "Border Security Coordinator" by April 18. The policies he laid out are nearly exclusively focused on non-violent crimes, such...

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Mother and daughter dead after tornado flips trailer in Louisiana

The storm also damaged homes and buildings and knocked down power lines in Alexandria, Louisiana, which is about 100 miles (160 kilometers) north of Breaux Bridge. The southwest part of Alabama was at...

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Rain Chance through 9AM Monday

Rain Chance through 9AM Monday

Best chance for rain is during the afternoon, but can not be ruled out any other time of day. No strong or severe storms expected at this point. So Monday will still be warm by mid-April standards, ...

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Obama, others, react to death of Steelers' Rooney

The passing of Steelers owner Dan Rooney has brought reactions from around the league, including from the Kansas City Chiefs and the Hunt family, who have known the Rooneys since the AFL days. On ...

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Kenyans win Boston Marathon titles

Kenyans win Boston Marathon titles

Osako finished in 2:10:28 and Biwott in 2:12:08. In 1985, Lisa Weidenbach (now Rainsberger) of Battle Creek, Michigan, became the last USA female to win Boston , crossing the finish line in a sluggis...

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Thousands march to demand Trump release tax returns

Thousands march to demand Trump release tax returns

Wes Shockley, one of the organizers of the New York City march, told NBC News that it was imperative for the public to have access to the president's taxes in order to properly gauge his potential c...

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Melania 'nudges' Trump to raise hand for anthem

It has been canceled only for bad weather and during World War I and World War II. And where Beyoncé made a surprise appearance, the Trump administration invited boy band Bro4 and the Nashville-base...

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Braves' Ender Inciarte does all the firsts at SunTrust Park

Atlanta Braves catcher Tyler Flowers follows through on a two-run single in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Sunday, April 16, 2017, in Atlanta . During the eight-...

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Arkansas races against the clock to begin executions

Supreme Court rejected Arkansas' request to lift a stay of execution, sparing a death-row inmate who was scheduled to die on Monday night. "It is heartbreaking that the family of Jane Daniel has onc...

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Arkansas judge barred from execution cases after protest

Kissel). According to the Arkansas Department of Correction, Davis chose fried chicken, rolls, great northern beans, mashed potatoes and strawberry cake. The Arkansas Supreme Court decision prompted...

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Cotton booed for defending Trump on tax returns

Cotton booed for defending Trump on tax returns

He claimed that because he was being audited by the IRS, he couldn't release his returns. And some Democrats in Congress are saying they want to see Trump's returns before they work with him on tax ...

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Trump administration changes ACA rules, but insurers say more fixes needed

Most often those exemptions came from people whose income was so low (less than $10,350 for an individual) that they are not required to file a tax return, or from Americans who lived overseas for mos...

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