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Ballot Initiative To Legalize Marijuana Filed In D.C.

Advocates for marijuana legalization want District voters to decide whether possession of up to two ounces of pot should be legal in the city.

A ballot initiative filed last week with the D.C. Board of Elections would also legalize cultivation of up to three marijuana plants at one's home and make it legal to give away up to one ounce of pot.

The first step toward getting the question on the November ballot will be a hearing to determine whether it meets the election board's standards. After that, organizers would have to collect signatures from about 23,000 registered voters.

The D.C. Council is working on a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot, but there's little support among city leaders for full-scale legalization.

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On Television, More Transgender Characters Come Into Focus

Now that it's more common to see gay characters on TV, is the medium turning to transgender people for fresh stories? NPR's Neda Ulaby looks at TV's crop of transgender and "gender fluid" characters.
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Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro's 'Dream' Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy

On the first leg of his Asian tour, the president stopped by the iconic sushi restaurant. David Gelb, who directed a documentary about the restaurant, says eating there is amazing and nerve-wracking.
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Pennsylvania Congresswoman Goes All In For Obamacare

Does Rep. Allyson Schwartz's pro-Affordable Care Act television ad signal a new thinking among Democrats running in statewide races?
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Reports: FCC Poised For About-Face On Net Neutrality

According to reports, the FCC is set to approve a system in which Internet service providers offer a faster pipe to American homes to content companies willing to pay for it.

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