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AP-NORC Poll: Democrats Most Excited by Experience in Office

AP-NORC Poll: Democrats Most Excited by Experience in Office

By Kelsey Sheehy | Jul 13
Legal weed generated $10.4 billion in the United States in 2018, and the number of "plant-touching" jobs is expected to pass 500,000 by 2022. But be warned, the cannabis industry is not for the faint of heart.

Pentagon in Longest-Ever Stretch of Leadership Limbo

Pentagon in Longest-Ever Stretch of Leadership Limbo

By Robert Burns | Jul 13
When he resigned as defense secretary last December, Jim Mattis thought it might take two months to install a successor. That seemed terribly long at the time. Seven months later, the U.S. still has no confirmed defense chief.

Fines, Jail, Probation, Debt: Court Policies Punish the Poor

Fines, Jail, Probation, Debt: Court Policies Punish the Poor

By Travis Loller | Jul 12
Poor defendants who can't pay are jailed, clogging local lockups with people who in many cases have not been convicted of any crime and putting others on a probation that doesn't end until all debts are erased.

Not Real News: Obama Didn't End Census Citizenship Question

Not Real News: Obama Didn't End Census Citizenship Question

Jul 12
Former President Barack Obama did not eliminate a question about citizenship from the 2010 census, as blogs and social media posts have falsely reported in recent days.

Trump Drops Bid to Have A Citizenship Question on the Census

Trump Drops Bid to Have A Citizenship Question on the Census

By Jill Colvin, Mark Sherman, and Zeke Miller | Jul 12
Just a week after insisting that he was "absolutely moving forward," President Donald Trump abandoned his effort to insert a citizenship question into next year's census.

Lawsuit: White Couple Evicted Tenant over Black Visitors

Lawsuit: White Couple Evicted Tenant over Black Visitors

Jul 12
A white Georgia couple evicted a white tenant because she invited a black family to the home she was renting, according to a federal lawsuit that says the landlords violated civil rights and fair housing laws.

DC Attorney General Sues Marriott Over 'Deceptive' Resort Fees

DC Attorney General Sues Marriott Over 'Deceptive' Resort Fees

Jul 12
The attorney general for the District of Columbia is suing Marriott, saying it's misleading customers by advertising room rates without including mandatory resort fees.

Virginia is Now Election Battleground in Fight over Gun Laws

Virginia is Now Election Battleground in Fight over Gun Laws

By Alan Sudermanman and Sarah Rankin | Jul 11
Deep-pocketed interest groups and activists on both sides of the long-running fight over gun laws are gearing up for a major clash in Virginia, now a key election battleground in the issue.

'It Will Not be Easy': Dems Prepare for Their Mueller Moment

'It Will Not be Easy': Dems Prepare for Their Mueller Moment

By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro | Jul 11
Some are watching old video of his previous testimony. Others are closely re-reading his 448-page report. And almost all are worrying about how they'll make the most of the short time they'll have for questioning.

Broadcaster Demands Australia Police Drop Probe of Reporters

Broadcaster Demands Australia Police Drop Probe of Reporters

By Rod McGuirk | Jul 11
Australian government assurances that public sector leakers rather than journalists are the targets of raids on two media organizations have come under question as new details have emerged of police efforts to track one reporter's movements.

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