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Wash., Colo., have few ways to stop carry-on weed

DENVER (AP) — Among the many oddities that have arisen from marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado is this: It can be easier to get through airport security with a bag of weed than a bottle of water.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014

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Obama hopes myRA will be first step on retirement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even proponents of President Barack Obama's new retirement savings program readily concede it won't be a cure-all for a nation of people who are saving far too little for their golden years. Many Americans won't be able to participate initially, and those who do may find the benefits are modest.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014

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Report: Syria government has razed neighborhoods

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government used controlled explosives and bulldozers to raze thousands of residential buildings, in some cases entire neighborhoods, in a campaign that appeared designed to punish civilians sympathetic to the opposition or to cause disproportionate harm to them, an international human rights group said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014

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House leaders to outline immigration principles

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders plan to outline broad immigration principles, including legalization for the 11 million immigrants living here illegally, to the GOP rank and file as they look to revive long-stalled efforts to overhaul the nation's immigration system.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014

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Obama vows to flex presidential powers in speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" necessary to narrow economic disparities between America's rich and poor.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014

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House to vote on final farm bill, food stamp cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is rushing to complete work on a nearly $100 billion-a-year farm bill that would make small cuts to food stamps and continue generous subsidies for the nation's farmers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014

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APNewsBreak: More implicated in nuke cheat probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cheating scandal inside the Air Force's nuclear missile corps is expanding, with the number of service members implicated by investigators now roughly double the 34 reported just a week ago, officials said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014

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Fed is expected to further trim bond purchases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is expected Wednesday to further reduce its stimulus for the U.S. economy even though that prospect has unsettled global financial markets.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014

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