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Starting Today, You Can Legally Sell Marijuana In Colorado

Wednesday marks the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in Colorado. Audie Cornish talks with Ryan Cook, general manager of the The Clinic Medical Marijuana Center. The company has three growing facilities and six stores, one of which now offers recreational pot sales to those over the age of 21.
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Bill De Blasio Sworn In As New York City Mayor

De Blasio, the first Democrat elected as mayor in two decades, rode the subway to his swearing in. In his inaugural speech, he promised "a new progressive direction in New York."
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Blast Rips Through Minneapolis Apartment Building

At least 13 victims have injuries ranging from burns to trauma suffered from jumping out windows.
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Colorado's Turning Over A New Leaf: Recreational Pot

As of Wednesday, licensed stores in Colorado can sell recreational marijuana, making it the first state to control and regulate a legal recreational marijuana industry.
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Colorado Recreational Pot Market Opens For Business

Activists hope the move will prove that legalization is a better alternative than the costly drug war.
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Justice Sotomayor Blocks Part Of Birth Control Mandate

The Supreme Court justice issued a decision Tuesday night that's putting part of President Obama's health insurance law in doubt. Groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged are suing to block the law, saying it violates their religious freedom.
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Most Economists Say Happy New Year — Really

Annual forecasts are brimming with good cheer for 2014: Jobs will come back, stock prices will keep heading higher, and consumer spending will continue to improve, economists predict.
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ID Card Finally Fits Hawaiian Woman's Last Name

Janice Keihanaikukauakahihulihe'ekahaunaele had pressed the state for cards with her full name. Now she's got a new driver's license and an official state identification card.
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Former First Lady Barbara Bush Is Hospitalized

Barbara Bush, 88, is in a hospital in Houston with a respiratory-related issue, according to her husband's office.
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Derailing Revives Calls To Change How Trains Haul Crude Oil

A fiery oil train crash in North Dakota is once again raising questions about the safety of transporting oil by rail. With an oil drilling boom underway, companies are using rail cars to transport a lot more crude out of North Dakota. Regulators are considering new requirements to make sure tanker cars and the rails they travel on are safe.

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