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Pot votes in 2 states challenge US drug war

November 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Medical marijuana is packaged for sale in 1-gram packages at the Northwest Patient Resource Center medical marijuana dispensary, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Seattle. After voters weighed in on election day, Colorado and Washington became the first states to allow possession of up to 1 oz. of legal pot for recreational use, but they are [&hellip...

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Powerful quake hits Guatemala, killing at least 48

November 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Firefighters transport a wounded resident into a public hospital after he was injured in a magnitude 7.4 earthquake that struck in San Marcos, Guatemala, Wednesday Nov. 7, 2012. The mountain village, some 80 miles (130 kilometers) from the epicenter, suffered...

Motive unclear in shooting at Calif. chicken plant

November 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Fresno police officers look over the area where a man killed himself after shooting people in his workplace that killed at least one person and wounded several others at Valley Protein, formally known as Apple Valley Farms Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Fresno,...

Man behind anti-Muslim film sentenced to prison

November 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Steve Seiden, attorney for Mark Basseley Youssef, speaks after a hearing for his client at U.S. District Court in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. Youssef was sentenced to a year in prison for violating his probation stemming from a 2010 bank fraud...

Testimony: US soldier knew he killed Afghans

November 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this courtroom sketch, Sgt. Jason McLaughlin, a prosecution witness in the preliminary hearing of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, is shown Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, on the stand in a military courtroom at Joint Base Lewis McChord in Washington state. Bales...

Gay marriage, marijuana highlight ballot measures

November 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, center, speaks at a news conference in Baltimore, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in front of supporters of a ballot question that, if passed, would allow same-sex marriage in the state. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) While the general...

Exit poll: Hint of economic optimism amid worry

November 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Students at the University of California Davis line up to vote at a polling place set up the at Memorial Union on campus in Davis, Calif. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee,Autumn Payne) MAGS OUT; LOCAL TV OUT (KCRA3, KXTV10, KOVR13,...

King wins Maine seat in party fight for Senate

November 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican Richard Mourdock, a candidate for Indiana’s U.S. Senate seat, greets voters and supports outside a polling place in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Mourdock is running against Democrat Joe Donnelly. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) WASHINGTON...

Police: Calif. shooting suspect was ‘methodical’

November 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

An unidentified woman cries as she’s rushed into a car after learning of a workplace shooting Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Fresno, Calif. A parolee who worked at a California chicken processing plant opened fire at the business on Tuesday, killing one...

Republicans try to pick up more governors’ offices

November 7, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Democratic Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, right, a candidate for North Carolina governor, greets Judith Abraham, far left, Greensboro City Councilwoman Marikay Abuzuaiter, second from left, and Julius Taylor, outside Muri’s Chapel United Methodist Church in...