At 12:01 a.m. on Thursday morning marijuana became legal in the District, putting the nation's capital alongside Colorado, Washington state and Alaska on the list of jurisdictions across the U.S. that have loosened their pot laws.
Legislation to secure the three-drug cocktail used in the state's executions by lethal injection failed in the state house, as lawmakers want to wait on a Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of the practice.
A federal judge moved to block President Barack Obama's executive action to extend deportation protection to millions of undocumented immigrants Monday, prompting an anxious response from local immigrants and activists.
A Republican in Virginia's Senate wants to tweak rules for cigarette retailers — and put cigarette sales under a different regulator — to help halt trafficking, but his colleagues on the House side recommended killing the legislation.
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