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AP Analysis: Medical Pot Takes Hit When Weed Legal for All

Sex Abuse Crisis the Focus As U.S. Catholic Bishops Convene

By Gillian Flaccus |
When states legalize pot for all adults, long-standing medical marijuana programs take a big hit, in some cases losing more than half their registered patients in just a few years,...

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2020 Race Brings Free College Back to the National Stage

2020 Race Brings Free College Back to the National Stage

By Collin Binkley | Jun 16
After receding from the national stage, the free college movement is resurfacing as a central rallying point for Democrats as they set their sights on the White House.

New Mexico Film Industry Up Amid Abortion Fights Elsewhere

New Mexico Film Industry Up Amid Abortion Fights Elsewhere

Jun 16
New Mexico's film industry appears to be on the brink of a boom thanks to abortion law controversies in other states and expanded incentives.

Migrants Complain of Poor Conditions At U.S. Holding Centers

Migrants Complain of Poor Conditions At U.S. Holding Centers

By Cedar Attanasio | Jun 16
The Trump administration is facing growing complaints from migrants about severe overcrowding, meager food and other hardships at border holding centers.

Mnuchin Says 2020 Deadline for Tubman $20 Bill Not Possible

Mnuchin Says 2020 Deadline for Tubman $20 Bill Not Possible

By Martn Crutsinger | Jun 16
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday called "completely erroneous" a published report that an initial 2020 deadline for completing the design of a $20 bill featuring Harriett Tubman could have been met.

Rain Leaves Veggie Farmers Struggling with No Aid in Sight

Rain Leaves Veggie Farmers Struggling with No Aid in Sight

By Scott McFetridge | Jun 16
Unlike other farmers, vegetable grower Andrew Dunham won't get a piece of a $16 billion aid package to offset his losses and he can't fall back on federally subsidized crop insurance.

Russians Keep Heat on Police After Reporter's Case Closed

Russians Keep Heat on Police After Reporter's Case Closed

Jun 16
About 1,500 people in Moscow have demonstrated against police abuse of power in the wake of a prominent Russian journalist's arrest on drug-dealing charges that the government admitted days later had no basis.

Growers Hope Standards Bring Order to Hemp Industry 'Mess'

Growers Hope Standards Bring Order to Hemp Industry 'Mess'

By Gillian Flaccus | Jun 16
A unit of wheat is called a bushel, and a standard weight of potatoes is called a century. But hemp as a fully legal U.S. agricultural commodity is so new that a unit of hemp seed doesn't yet have a universal name or an agreed-upon quantity.

Painting Attributed to Caravaggio on Display Before Auction

Painting Attributed to Caravaggio on Display Before Auction

By Alex Turnbull | Jun 16
Visitors on Friday were given one last chance to admire a 400-year-old painting found in an attic in southern France and attributed to Italian master Caravaggio, or raise questions about the work, before it goes on the auction block.

Agency Recommends Current 80K Attendance Cap At Burning Man

Agency Recommends Current 80K Attendance Cap At Burning Man

Jun 16
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is recommending attendance be capped at existing levels for the next 10 years at the annual Burning Man counter-culture festival in the desert 100 miles (160 kilometers) north of Reno.

Virginia AG Calls for State to Legalize Marijuana

Virginia AG Calls for State to Legalize Marijuana

Jun 16
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is calling for the legalization of marijuana. The Democratic attorney general said criminal prosecutions are costly to the state and local governments and disproportionately affect African Americans.

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