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More wins for legal marijuana advocates

More wins for legal marijuana advocates

Marijuana activists who have longed for decades to end America’s drug war pocketed more major victories Tuesday, with Oregon and the nation’s capital approving recreational pot use. The advocates believed…

Is texting dangerous? Damn right but we still do it

Is texting dangerous? Damn right but we still do it

Nearly everyone agrees that texting and driving is dangerous. Most people do it anyway. In a new survey, 98 percent of motorists who own cellphones and text regularly said they…

Brittany Maynard died on her terms

Brittany Maynard died on her terms

Brittany Maynard’s last days started a national conversation about whether it’s OK for a terminally ill person to end their own life. Now that she has died, it’s time to…

A new World Trade Center opens in New York City

A new World Trade Center opens in New York City

The silvery, 1,776-foot skyscraper that rose from the ashes of 9/11 to become a symbol of American resilience opened for business Monday, as 175 employees of the magazine publishing giant…

New York’s World Trade Center is back in business

New York’s World Trade Center is back in business

Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center is again opening for business — marking an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation. Publishing…

Some 60,000 vets are triple dipping on benefits

Some 60,000 vets are triple dipping on benefits

Nearly 60,000 veterans were triple dippers last year, drawing a total of $3.5 billion in military retirement pay plus veterans and Social Security disability benefits at the same time, congressional…

Ebola restrictions eased on Maine nurse

Ebola restrictions eased on Maine nurse

A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone can move about as she pleases after a Maine judge eased state-imposed restrictions on her, handing officials in Maine a defeat…

Another victim dies from Washington school shooting

Another victim dies from Washington school shooting

Another of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to four the number of fatalities after a student opened fire in a cafeteria a…

A roundup of Ebola quarantine guidelines

A roundup of Ebola quarantine guidelines

States have broad authority to quarantine people to prevent the spread of disease, and several are exercising that right to go beyond the safety recommendations of the Centers for Disease…

Massive manhunt ends for cop killer suspect

Massive manhunt ends for cop killer suspect

They searched for him in impenetrable woods and forbidding caves, in schools and vacation homes and even in a roadside clothing donation bin, all the while hoping that ambush suspect…