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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…

With Senate at stake, the focus is on Obama

With Senate at stake, the focus is on Obama

On the eve of an election that will decide the Senate majority, it’s time for closing arguments and an all-out effort to motivate people to vote. Republicans have claimed new…

Hillary Clinton shows off her family ties

Hillary Clinton shows off her family ties

Hillary Rodham Clinton was born in Illinois, learned the nitty-gritty of politics in Arkansas and represented New York in the U.S. Senate. But her daylong visit here served notice that,…

Political bigwigs push hard in final election days

Political bigwigs push hard in final election days

Party leaders are predicting victory for their side in Tuesday’s election that will determine Senate control as candidates in crucial contests enlist support from political heavyweights and clash over women’s…

Obama campaigns in Connecticut and Pennsylvania

Obama campaigns in Connecticut and Pennsylvania

President Barack Obama is placing his ability to energize voters to the test in two high-profile governor races, making a final election-season push to save a Democrat in Connecticut and…

Republican wins could help Obama’s trade pact

Republican wins could help Obama’s trade pact

Big Republican gains on Election Day would be a blow to much of President Barack Obama’s agenda, but one stymied item on his to-do list might get a fresh chance…

Democrats complain of drop in outside spending

Democrats complain of drop in outside spending

Environmentalists, labor and women’s groups that spent more than $29 million to help House Democrats in 2012 have put up barely a quarter of that amount this year, sparking grumbling…