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Marijuana Legalization Faces Federal Hurdles

In historic moves, Colorado and Washington state voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana on Tuesday. Its sale will be regulated and taxed, with some of the money going for drug education.
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Obama Must Hit Ground Running As Fiscal Cliff Nears

Robert Siegel talks to Scott Horsley about President Obama's first day after re-election.
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Florida Still Tallying Ballots With Obama In The Lead

Ballots for the presidential race were still being counted in Florida on Wednesday. President Obama appeared to be leading the state, but does not need it to secure his re-election.
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Reid: Congress Faces 'Enormous Challenges' Ahead

With most of the elections settled, the winners must now determine how they will deal with the impending "fiscal cliff" of spending cuts and tax increases that happen in two months. David Welna reports.
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'Midwest Firewall' Helps Secure Obama Victory

We report on the morning after the election in Ohio, a pivotal swing state in the presidential election.
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GOP Must Regroup, Redefine Itself After Election

Melissa Block talks to Mara Liasson for an overview of what Tuesday's election means.
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Maine, Maryland Voters Approve Same-Sex Marriage

The number of states where gay marriage is legal will grow by at least two. On Tuesday, Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same sex marriage by popular referendum. It brings the number of states where such unions are allowed to eight. In the state of Washington, the vote on a similar measure is still too close to call. In Minnesota, voters turned down an amendment to the state constitution that would have banned gay marriage.

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