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Another Vote Ahead For Pot In Colorado: This Time, On Taxes

As Colorado lawmakers debate rules regulating recreational marijuana use, one big question looms: how to charge taxes that will fund oversight of retail pot businesses. The tax requires a statewide vote. If it fails, some worry that underfunded enforcement will invite the feds to shut recreational pot down entirely.
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New York Attorney General Plans To Sue Two Major Banks

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he's suing Bank of America and Wells Fargo for violating the terms of a national agreement over foreclosure abuses. Schneiderman claims he has documented 339 violations by the banks of standards that were part of the agreement.
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Pentagon: China's Government Hacked U.S. Networks

In a new report, the Department of Defense says that China's government is directly responsible for hacking into U.S. diplomatic, economic and defense networks.
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Is Jeff Flake The Most Unpopular Senator In The Country?

Some of Sen. Jeff Flake's constituents in Arizona are still livid over his recent vote against expanded background checks for gun sales. They say the Republican is ignoring their calls for a public meeting.
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Teenage Diaries Revisited: A Gay Teen's Family, 'Evolved'

Amanda Brand is gay. Her family is conservative Catholic, and when she was a teenager, her parents were convinced she was only going through a phase. Recently, Amanda sat down with her mother and father in Queens, N.Y., in the same house she grew up in, to revisit her tumultuous teen years.
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UPDATED: Bombing Suspect's Friend Ordered Freed On Bail

Robel Phillipos will remain under home confinement and wear a monitoring device. Phillipos is accused of lying to federal agents investigating the Boston bombings.
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Gun Made With 3-D Printer Is Successfully Fired

The almost entirely plastic weapon fires .22-caliber bullets. Critics fear it will make such guns too easy to make and too hard to detect. The designers say it's already possible to make your own firearms and that they're just creating another way.
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Black And Latino Wealth Falls Further Behind

Blacks and Latinos lost enormous wealth during the great recession. Hispanic families lost 44 percent of their wealth between 2007 and 2010; black families 31 percent; and white families 11 percent. That's according to a new study by the Urban Institute. Host Michel Martin finds out why it's happening and what can be done.

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