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13 Spliffy Jobs In The Marijuana Industry

With various forms of pot legalization sweeping the country, the weed buzzness is booming.
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House Lawmakers Vote To Reopen Benghazi Probe

On a largely party-line vote, Republicans and some Democrats approved the establishment of a committee to dig deeper into the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya.
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The Messy Legal Road That Led To Oklahoma's Botched Execution

Most of the country became aware of issues with the state's capital punishment protocols last week after Clayton Lockett's bungled execution, but his lawyers had been worried for months.
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After Stanford Divests From Coal, Activists' Hopes Turn To Harvard

Stanford University's decision to stop direct investments in coal mining companies is encouraging student-led divestment movements at other universities. Chloe Maxmin of Divest Harvard discusses her hopes following Stanford's announcement. Harvard University has the largest university endowment in the U.S.
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Lately, Title IX Has Made Its Presence Felt Beyond The Playing Field

Title IX is known mostly for ensuring girls have the same chance as boys to participate in sports, but it has another role, too: It requires colleges to prevent sexual assault and violence on campus.
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Mental Health 101: Program Helps Police Intervene In Crises

The intersection of law enforcement and mental health has been an issue in Connecticut since the Newtown shootings. One city is training its officers to better decipher delicate situations.
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Auction Marks An End To A History Of Scandal At Tea Pot Dome

Nearly a century since a national scandal, the U.S. government's involvement with Teapot Dome is finally ending. Wyoming Public Radio's Stephanie Joyce says that the whole site is being auctioned off.
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Baffling, Boy-Swallowing Holes Close An Indiana Dune

A popular summer spot is closed indefinitely because of mysterious holes — one of which temporarily buried a boy — that open and close in less than a day. Scientists have no idea why.
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Keystone Pipeline Dispute Muddles The Path Forward On Energy Bill

An energy efficiency bill has stalled in the Senate, primarily due to disagreement over the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The dispute leaves an otherwise popular bill in limbo.
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New Rules Aim To Keep School Doors Open For Undocumented Students

The Obama administration is issuing new guidelines to keep states from barring the children of undocumented immigrants from attending public school. The Supreme Court has guaranteed these children free access to a public education, but some states appear to be denying it anyway.

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