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Legalized Pot In D.C. A Symbolic Victory For Marijuana Advocates

Thursday, February 26, 2015

It's now legal to smoke pot in the nation's capital, but you can't do so in public and you still can't buy it legally. Despite the restrictions that are greater than other jurisdictions that have legalized marijuana, many advocates of the voter-approved law say it is symbolic in many other ways.

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Alaska Farmer Turns Icy Patch Of Tundra Into A Breadbasket

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Warmer temperatures in Alaska are giving farmers flexibility to plant a wider range of crops over a longer growing season. One farmer says the secret to his bounty is soil enriched by flooding rivers.

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What We're Watching At The Conservative Political Action Conference

Thursday, February 26, 2015

This CPAC should be one of the biggest, craziest, most electric ever, given that it's the last before the presidential primary and caucus season kicks off. But will it be?

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Higher Wages, Lower Prices Give Consumers A Break

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Something very unusual is happening in the U.S. economy. Traditionally, workers lose buying power to rising prices. But lately, paychecks and prices have been heading in opposite directions.

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Doctors Join Forces With Lawyers To Reduce Firearms Deaths

Thursday, February 26, 2015

More than 32,000 people die each year in the United States in gun-related suicides, violence and accidents. The physicians seek universal background checks and other measures to reduce the toll.

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How Black Abolitionists Changed A Nation

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hundreds of outspoken African-Americans moved America toward emancipation.

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3 Reasons President Obama Is Winning This Immigration Fight

Thursday, February 26, 2015

While Congress is boxing itself in, the president is getting out front and ratcheting up the political pressure.

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Attention, Shoppers: Prices For 70 Health Care Procedures Now Online!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

It's not exactly Priceline.com for knee replacements. But a website from the nonprofit Health Care Cost Institute could helping patients shop around for the best values.

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Morning Edition

Ferguson Lawyer To Represent Family Of Latino Man Shot 17 Times By Police

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Mexican national was shot and killed by police on Feb. 10 in Pasco, Wash. He had been throwing rocks at cars. The attorney who represented the family of Michael Brown has taken the case.

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Morning Edition

Planned Netanyahu Speech To Congress Continues To Cause Political Uproar

Thursday, February 26, 2015

At the heart of the dispute is an Obama administration effort to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's efforts to derail it.

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Morning Edition

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Fisherman In Missing Fish Case

Thursday, February 26, 2015

What's a tangible object? That question was at the crux of a case about whether a law aimed at preventing document shredding could be applied to other objects — including fish.

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Morning Edition

West Coast Ports Dispute Caused Collateral Damage, Labor Secretary Says

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Renee Montagne talks to Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who worked closely with the dock workers' union and port owners to negotiate a tentative settlement at 29 West Coast ports.

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Morning Edition

Obama Ups Pressure On GOP Over Homeland Security Funding

Thursday, February 26, 2015

President Obama participated in a town-hall meeting in Miami with MSNBC, and did an interview with the Spanish language network Telemundo to talk about the issue underlying the stalemate: immigration.

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Morning Edition

Dori Maynard, Journalism Diversity Advocate, Dies At 56

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dori Maynard died Tuesday after a battle with lung cancer. Since 2001, she headed the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, which was founded by her father in 1977.

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Morning Edition

Gov. Scott Walker Goes Head-To-Head With Labor Over Right-To-Work

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wisconsin Republicans are fast-tracking a "right to work" bill to Gov. Scott Walker. The law aims to weaken private sector unions by letting employees opt out of paying dues.

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Morning Edition

In Hollywood, MLK Delivered A Lesser-Known Speech That Resonates Today

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. visited Los Angeles and spoke to a standing room-only crowd at Temple Israel. The synagogue honors his legacy by replaying the speech once a year.

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Morning Edition

On Net Neutrality, Republicans Pitch Oversight Rather Than Regulation

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Backers say the net neutrality rules will ensure equal access to the net for content providers. But Republicans in Congress are no fans of FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler's plan.

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Morning Edition

Farmers Fear Legal Status For Workers Would Lead Them Off The Farm

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Produce growers often rely on workers who are in the U.S. illegally. Some farmers worry that if those workers gain legal status, they will leave agriculture. But some workers say they would stay.

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All Things Considered

Wisconsin Governor To Sign Right-To-Work Bill Amid Protests

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Scott Walker now says he will support a type of law that he told voters would not happen on his watch. The new bill would ban private sector employee union dues, but not those of other union workers.

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All Things Considered

What Net Neutrality Rules Could Mean For Your Wireless Carrier

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The FCC votes Thursday on rules that would make Internet providers treat all traffic equally. Big wireless companies say that will make it harder to keep their networks from getting too congested.

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