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Colorado lawmakers approve plan for pot banking

Colorado lawmakers have approved the world's first financial system for the marijuana industry, a network of uninsured cooperatives designed to give pot businesses a way to access basic banking services.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 May 2014

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Ken Burns' 'The Roosevelts' to open PBS season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — PBS said Thursday its fall season will open with a binge-viewing opportunity: a seven-part Ken Burns documentary on the Roosevelt political dynasty.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 May 2014

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House set to approve new Benghazi investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are set to begin a special investigation of the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, raising the stakes in a political battle with the Obama administration as the midterm election season heats up.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 May 2014

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Fear of economic blow as births drop around world

NEW YORK (AP) — Nancy Strumwasser, a high school teacher from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, always thought she'd have two children. But the layoffs that swept over the U.S. economy around the time her son was born six years ago helped change her mind. Though she and her husband, a market researcher, managed to keep their jobs, she fears they won't be so fortunate next time.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014

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No gains for 12th-graders on national exam

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Handing out dismal grades, the Nation's Report Card says America's high school seniors lack critical math and reading skills for an increasingly competitive global economy.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014

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Health insurers: Payment rates above 80 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top health insurance companies told members of Congress Wednesday that more than 80 percent of people who've signed up under the president's new health care law have gone on to pay their premiums — a necessary step for the enrollment figures touted by the Obama administration to hold up.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014

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Obama touring Arkansas tornado devastation

VILONIA, Ark. (AP) — By air and on foot, President Barack Obama was getting an up close and personal look Wednesday at Arkansas communities devastated by recent deadly tornadoes during a quick visit with political implications for the state.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014

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EPA pledges cooperation in internal investigations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency assured Congress on Wednesday it will resolve a sensational dispute with its inspector general over allegations that an EPA office run by President Barack Obama's top political staff interfered with independent investigations.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014

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