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Legalized Pot Creates Quandary For Adults In Wash.

Now that marijuana is legal in Washington state, parents and drug counselors face the quandary of what to tell kids about the drug. Counselors, especially, say their job is harder now because of the example of adults who are openly and legally indulging in a substance that, just a few weeks ago, could still be dismissed as illegal.
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Toyota Moves To Settle 'Sudden Acceleration' Lawsuits For More Than $1 Billion

Owners of Toyota vehicles that experienced sudden and unintended acceleration have reached a settlement requiring the carmaker to pay as much as $1.4 billion in claims. A judge will review the proposal Friday.
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Debating The Impact Of An Immigration Crackdown

In 2007, Prince William County, Va., voted to step up police checks aimed at driving out illegal immigrants. The move sparked local outcry and national attention, but five years on, supporters and opponents differ on whether the policy has been a success.
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Wedge Divides Old Guard And New At Tea Party Group

FreedomWorks, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that coordinates Tea Party activists nationwide, underwent a dramatic leadership battle behind the scenes just ahead of November's election. Robert Siegel talks with David Corn, who wrote about the feud for Mother Jones.
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Storm Pummels Nation's Midsection As It Heads East

Bad weather was making its way across the eastern part of the U.S. on a busy post-Christmas travel day. Hundreds of flights were canceled and roads were treacherous in many East Coast and Midwestern states.
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Labor Force Participation At Lowest Point In 3 Decades

The improvement in the unemployment rate in the last year belies the fact that the rate would be so much higher if the number of people in the labor force didn't shrink.

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