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A DOJ move to legalize marijuana?

A DOJ move to legalize marijuana?

For generations, pot crusaders have called for an end to the nation’s prohibition of marijuana, citing everything from what they say are the government’s exaggerated claims about its dangers to the racial disparities in who gets busted for drug possession. Now, they will get their chance in Colorado and Washington state to show that legalizing […]

Laying groundwork for Syria strike

Laying groundwork for Syria strike

The Obama administration is laying the groundwork for potential military action in Syria in the coming days, with intelligence agencies readying additional evidence about last week’s alleged chemical weapons attack and high-ranking U.S. officials declaring there was “no doubt” that Bashar Assad‘s government was to blame. Administration officials also said Assad’s actions posed a direct […]

Latinos inspired by 1963 march

Latinos inspired by 1963 march

As thousands of marchers made their way to the nation’s capital in August 1963 for what was officially billed as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Maria Varela stayed put in the Deep South with no plans to participate. Many of her fellow activists in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee felt the march […]