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Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes

Posted: 09/17/2014 - Marijuana activists in Colorado are tackling old stoner stereotypes in a new ad blitz aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.

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Cuts to food stamps will only hit four states

Posted: 09/17/2014 - An Associated Press review finds that cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed.

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Nevada truck firm could pay $4.5M+ in Amtrak crash

Posted: 09/17/2014 - A Nevada trucking company could be forced to pay more than $5.5 million if a judge formalizes a jury verdict that found one of its drivers caused a 2011 crash with an Amtrak train that killed six people and injured dozens.

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2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled

Updated: 09/17/2014 - A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."

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US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

Posted: 09/16/2014 - Under pressure to ramp up the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa amid worries that the financial and human cost of the outbreak is growing exponentially in a region overwhelmed by the deadly virus.

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Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006

Posted: 09/16/2014 - The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation's economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections.

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NY bid to halt Alzheimer's drug swap

Posted: 09/15/2014 - New York's attorney general is trying to stop a manufacturer from discontinuing its drug widely used to treat Alzheimer's patients

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Bombing suspect's lawyers: Didn't pose as FBI

Posted: 09/15/2014 - Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are denying as "false" and "preposterous" an allegation that defense team members posed as FBI employees while investigating the case in Russia.

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Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound

Posted: 09/15/2014 - Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions.

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Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound

Posted: 09/15/2014 - Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions.

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93-year-old former Auschwitz guard charged

Posted: 09/15/2014 - A 93-year-old man has been charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as an SS guard at the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp, prosecutors said Monday.

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GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation

Posted: 09/15/2014 - General Motors' compensation expert in cases involving faulty ignition switches has determined that 19 wrongful death claims are eligible for payments from the company.

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US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

Posted: 09/15/2014 - The U.S. has a two-pronged strategy on Ebola: Increase desperately needed aid to West Africa and train U.S. medical workers for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone.

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Civil War officer to receive Medal of Honor

Posted: 09/15/2014 - President Barack Obama is bestowing the nation's highest military honor on a Union Army officer who was killed more than 150 years ago during the Battle of Gettysburg.

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US creating programs to counter extremists

Posted: 09/15/2014 - The Justice Department is launching a series of pilot programs to deal with American extremists intent on joining the fighting in countries like Syria and Iraq.

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Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking

Posted: 09/14/2014 - A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed a colleague outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time.

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3 rescued after plane goes down in Alaska

Posted: 09/14/2014 - The Alaska Air National Guard says it rescued three people after a small plane went down near Beluga Mountain, northwest of Anchorage.

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Southern California fire 20 percent contained

Posted: 09/14/2014 - Authorities say a wildfire in Southern California has been 20 percent contained but more than 200 homes near the Cleveland National Forest remain evacuated.

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Lawyer: Mom in infant remains case was afraid

Posted: 09/14/2014 - The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in her home says she was scared because her longtime boyfriend didn't want any more children.

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Colorado deputies search for 2 missing boys

Posted: 09/14/2014 - Authorities in Colorado were searching for two boys missing in the rugged Comanche Peak Wilderness north of Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Shells rock east Ukraine city despite cease-fire

Posted: 09/14/2014 - Several residential neighborhoods in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk have come under repeated shelling, imperiling a fragile cease-fire agreement imposed last week.

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