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There May Be A Green Light For Pot, But Not For Driving High

It's been a year since Washington state voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use. That's meant some big changes along Interstate 5, sometimes called the "Marijuana Highway." Police are phasing out pot-sniffing dogs, but are becoming more vigilant about what some call "green DUIs."
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Kerry Tries To Get Israel-Palestine Peace Talks Back On Track

Secretary of State John Kerry spends Wednesday with Israeli and Palestinian leaders just after the peace negotiations he set in motion hit their lowest point yet. The announcement of more Israeli settlements led the Palestinian team to nearly quit over the weekend, while settlers applauded the move. Kerry plans to speak very little while here, keeping in line with his mum's-the-word approach even as speculation of a backdoor U.S. plan rages in Israeli media.
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Supreme Court Examines Anew Prayer At Government Functions

The U.S. Supreme Court delved into a subject Wednesday that has bedeviled it for decades: how to reconcile a tradition of public prayers with the Constitution's ban on establishment of religion. At issue were almost exclusively Christian prayers that took place at town board meetings in Greece, N.Y.
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Chips, Beer, Tweets: Why TV Is Key To Twitter's Prospects

One thing Twitter has that other social networks don't: Users who talk about the world in real time. That could be worth a lot.
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Now That Election 2013 Is Over, What Does It All Mean?

Elections across the country installed a Democratic governor in increasingly purple Virginia and gave a Republic governor more than 50 percent of the vote in deep blue New Jersey. Those were just two races that were closely watched around the nation Tuesday night. With the election over, it's time to read the tea leaves to see what the outcomes of various races could mean for politics and policy in the coming year.
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Your Turn

Virginia voters narrowly elect a new Democratic governor. Toronto's mayor admits to smoking crack cocaine. It's Your Turn to set the agenda.

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Limited Driver's Licenses For Undocumented Residents In Md. And D.C.

Maryland and D.C. are joining a handful of other states in approving limited driver's licenses for illegal immigrants. We explore the issues involved.

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Recovering Nazi-Looted Art

Kojo explores how the discovery of 1,500 artworks missing since the Nazi era fits into the decades-long effort to recover lost and looted art in Europe.

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Where Do 'Hoodlums' Come From? San Francisco

The unexpected story of how the "young men and lads" who "commit acts of violence and mischief" came to be known as hoodlums. The term was first widely used in the 1870s in San Francisco, where gangs often targeted Chinese immigrants.
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Texas Tangled In Hair Braiding Controversy

For women, hair care can be a sensitive issue. But now one woman is picking a fight over hair care with the state of Texas. Host Michel Martin speaks with Isis Brantley who is suing the state for the right to teach hair braiding.

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