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U.S. 'Ought To Respect' State Marijuana Laws, Sen. Leahy Says

Sen. Patrick Leahy is asking the Justice Department to clarify its policy on state marijuana laws that clash with stricter federal rules. Leahy's been seeking answers ever since Washington and Colorado voters approved marijuana for recreational use last year.
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For Syrians, Life Goes On Despite Likelihood Of U.S. Action

Many Syrians believe a U.S. military strike is coming, but few believe it will alter the course of the war in a country that has already been ravaged by more than two years of fighting.
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Israeli Support For U.S. Military Action Against Syria Grows

Israel shares a border with Syria and the two countries have been locked in a state of war for decades. Still, the Israeli view of U.S. military action against Syria is complicated and centered largely on another regional player: Iran.
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U.S. Aims For International Support In Action Against Syria

Secretary of State Kerry has pronounced an all-but-final U.S. verdict against the Syrian government for suspected use of chemical weapons in an "indiscriminate slaughter" of civilians. U.S. warships are within missile range, and U.S. envoys are talking to allies to see what kind of action they might support. David Greene talks to Frederic Hof, who was a special State Department adviser on Syria for the Obama administration. He is now a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.
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Clarence B. Jones: A Guiding Hand Behind 'I Have A Dream'

Clarence Jones played an integral but mostly unseen role in the 1963 March on Washington. As Martin Luther King Jr.'s legal adviser, Jones assisted in drafting King's landmark speech, and drew from a recent event in Birmingham, Ala., to craft one of the speech's signature lines.
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Embattled LA Sheriff Still Plans To Give Fifth Term A Shot

Lee Baca, 71, is facing calls to step down and not seek another term. His department is at the center of a federal probe into widespread allegations of prisoner abuse.
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Liens By 'Sovereign Citizens' A Headache For State Officials

Robert Siegel talks to Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale, who has led the charge against sovereign citizen fraudulent liens and is an advocate for helping victims of the liens. He managed to get state legislation passed against it.
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Kerry: Syria Has To Be Held Accountable For Chemical Weapons

Even as United Nations inspectors try to determine whether and what kind of chemical weapons were used in Syria last week, international diplomats are trying to determine how to respond. Russia has made clear it wants no part of any intervention. It is a veto holder on the UN Security Council, so there's no chance the UN will authorize military force. If the U.S. and its partners want to act, they will have to do so without UN legal cover.
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U.S. May Fire Cruise Missiles On Syrian Military

The Obama administration is considering military action against Syria. The debate over what to do follows the possible use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government last week.
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What Are The U.S. Options In Syria?

The Obama administration is under pressure to act against Syrian President Bashar Assad following last week's report of the use of chemical weapons by his regime. The U.S. says it's looking at all options in Syria.

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