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Black Voters Reflect On Obama's First Term

In just over a month, President Obama will be sworn in for his second term. Audie Cornish takes a moment to look back at what his presidency has meant for African-Americans. We hear from a comedian, David Alan Grier; from a lawmaker, Emanuel Cleaver, who is outgoing chair of the Congressional Black Caucus; and from three seniors at Howard University, a historically black college in Washington, D.C.
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Washington To Begin Its Grand Experiment With Pot

Washington state's recreational pot law goes into effect on Thursday. But the state has a year to set up a system to regulate the production and sale of marijuana.
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Cargo Moving Again At Calif. Ports After Strike Ends

Cargo started moving again on Wednesday at the nation's largest ports. An eight-day strike by clerical workers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is over. Melissa Block talks with Kirk Siegler from the port, where clerks, longshoremen and truckers are all glad to be back on the job.
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Some Maryland Residents Feel Forgotten After Sandy

Hurricane Sandy focused most of its devastation on New Jersey and New York, but it also decimated the town of Crisfield, Md. The community is one of the state's poorest, and residents say they're being forgotten in the effort to bring aid to other places hit by the storm.
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As Two States Legalize Pot, Tommy Chong Isn't Nostalgic About The Old Days

Washington state decriminalizes possession tonight. Colorado does so next month. Chong, one half of the stoner duo Cheech and Chong, is all in favor of the new laws. There isn't anything funny about being busted, the comic says.

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