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Big Cannabis: will legal weed grow to be America's next corporate titan? - The Guardian

Big Cannabis: will legal weed grow to be America's next corporate titan? - The Guardian | US Government and Politics | Scoop.it
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Big Cannabis: will legal weed grow to be America's next corporate titan?

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Kelsey Von Berge's comment, March 2, 2014 12:09 AM
I think that just like decreasing the drinking age, the legalization of marijuana might actually decrease crime and other such bad things. There could be more education about it rather than just don't do it.
Madisen Schimek's comment, March 3, 2014 8:49 AM
I agree with Kelsey. And if anything happens I think it won't happen for a while.
MsHaeussinger's comment, March 3, 2014 9:15 AM
This story could have a point -- if marijuana does become legal across the U.S. it makes sense for big tobacco to produce it and sell it, considering they already have a similar product.
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Egyptian paper: Barack Obama member of Muslim Brotherhood

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On Monday, a post at Al Jazeera reported that Shadi Hamid, director of research at the Brookings Doha Center, issued a tweet saying an Egyptian newspaper is cla
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Obama to Defend Health Law as Economic Benefit - New York Times

Obama to Defend Health Law as Economic Benefit - New York Times | US Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Obama to Defend Health Law as Economic Benefit New York Times WASHINGTON — President Obama leaves the White House on Wednesday for one of the capital's most struggling neighborhoods to talk about the economy, not simply to divert attention from his...
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Obama Urges Congress to Increase Minimum Wage - Wall Street Journal

Obama Urges Congress to Increase Minimum Wage - Wall Street Journal | US Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Obama Urges Congress to Increase Minimum Wage
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President Barack Obama said that growing income inequality is harming the U.S. economy and called on Congress to increase the minimum wage.
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GOP promise of immigration reform fades a year after election

GOP promise of immigration reform fades a year after election | US Government and Politics | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Earlier this year, as House Republicans began considering changes to the nation's immigration laws after their party's defeat in the presidential election, they were given a list of do's and don'ts that updated GOP thinking on the...
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Obama announces change to address health insurance cancellations

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The president defends the efforts to fix the health-care law’s problems, but he admits “we fumbled the rollout.”
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Police arrest suspected gunman from shooting outside Pittsburgh Brashear High School

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Pittsburgh police have arrested the person they believe shot and wounded three students today near Brashear High School during afternoon dismissal.

Anjohnito Willet, Jr., 16, is facing four counts each of attempted homicide, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment, as well as a gun violation, major crimes Lt. Kevin Kraus said tonight at a news conference about six hours after the incident at the Beechview school.

Anjohnito, who goes by A.J., was at police headquarters tonight on the North Side, awaiting arraignment, Lt. Kraus said. He will be charged as an adult.

Raw video: Police on scene of Brashear shootings

Police were called to Brashear High School today after three students were shot after exiting the school. (11/13/2013)

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Diane Richard, Pittsburgh Police spokeswoman, provides details on the shooting of three students outside of Brashear High School. (Video by Andrew Rush; 11/13/2013)

Police have arrested suspected gunman

Pittsburgh police have arrested Anjohnito Willet, Jr., 16, they believe he shot and wounded three students near Brashear High School. He was at police headquarters tonight on the North Side, awaiting arraignment. (Video by John Heller; 11/13/2013)

 



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littlebytesnews's curator insight, November 14, 2013 12:01 AM

Another one of Obama's sons with a gun....where's Sharpton and Jessie Jackson to condemn this violence? 

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US small business hiring up despite government shutdown - Reuters

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US small business hiring up despite government shutdown
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The National Federation of Independent Business said small business owners added an average of 0.11 workers per firm last month, reversing September's decline.

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Barack Obama's Approval Nears a New Low, Thanks to Congress - The Atlantic Wire

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Barack Obama is almost the least popular he's been since he took office. But don't blame him. Blame the economy.
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Weak Job Gains May Cause Delay in Action by Fed

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A Labor Department report showing lackluster hiring in September — 148,000 jobs — is expected to further put off the Federal Reserve’s decision to reduce its stimulus efforts.
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Obama to Congress: Do not shut down the economy - CNBC.com

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President Obama addresses the nation on his conversation with Iran's president on nuclear weapons, Syria and the budget fight.
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'Marijuana Overdoses Kill 37 In Colorado On First Day Of Legalization'

'Marijuana Overdoses Kill 37 In Colorado On First Day Of Legalization' | US Government and Politics | Scoop.it
A satirical website managed to trick some people into thinking marijuana was a particularly lethal drug, with a rather excellent hoax story.

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Maureen Disque's comment, March 5, 2014 3:16 PM
I agree with Kelsey that the state should be providing information on marijuana now that it is legal. Although, you should know the consequences of drugs when you take them.
Julian Buchanan's comment, March 5, 2014 4:06 PM
Madisen Kelsey & Maureen - please read my comments and the article itself -Marijuana did not kill anybody, you can't die of an overdose, and it has never directly killed anyone.
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Since Colorado has legalized marijuana for medical purposes, people have died from overdose. I think that since this is a type of drug and the fact that Colorado has legalized the use of it, people are taking advantage. Even though it is suppose to be for medical purposes, others are finding a way to get their hands on this drug and the result is tragic. In result to this tragedy, Colorado is doubting if their decision to legalizing marijuana was the right thing to do. I think that the situation is insane because the drug is addictive and it only lasted a day for that many people to die. People just couldn't wait to get their hands on this drug which resulted in a bad situation. I think that the supreme court can be involved in this since it has been legalized in Colorado and they can go back to illegalizing it. I personally think that if Colorado changes it back, then it wouldn't be biased because the tragedy just shows more examples of the negative results of legalizing marijuana.

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Gun control efforts must settle for small gains - Ginger Gibson and Burgess Everett

Gun control efforts must settle for small gains - Ginger Gibson and Burgess Everett | US Government and Politics | Scoop.it
For gun control advocates, the smallest of accomplishments in 2013 may have to be enough.
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The issue talks about how guns should always have metal in them in order to avoid metal detectors from not detecting them. The House and Senate are also passing a law that it would be illegal to make guns without putting metal in them. They are finding all kinds of ways to make the laws stricter to avoid high powered guns to be undetected.   This leads to serious problems if terrorists can slip into airplanes with a gun without being noticed. I think that this issue is objective because US is being extremely cautious in order to avoid another tragic event. 

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Full transcript: President Obama's December 4 remarks on the economy - Washington Post

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Full transcript: President Obama's December 4 remarks on the economy Washington Post And between a reckless shutdown by congressional Republicans in an effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act and, admittedly, poor execution on my administration's...
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Obama to renew call for minimum wage increase as protests planned across US - The Guardian

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The Guardian Obama to renew call for minimum wage increase as protests planned across US The Guardian But the White House says he will reiterate his call for an increase in the minimum wage and promote possible economic benefits of the troubled...
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Gun control efforts must settle for small gains - Ginger Gibson and Burgess Everett

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For gun control advocates, the smallest of accomplishments in 2013 may have to be enough.
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Micaela de Guzman's curator insight, September 13, 2015 8:35 PM

The issue talks about how guns should always have metal in them in order to avoid metal detectors from not detecting them. The House and Senate are also passing a law that it would be illegal to make guns without putting metal in them. They are finding all kinds of ways to make the laws stricter to avoid high powered guns to be undetected.   This leads to serious problems if terrorists can slip into airplanes with a gun without being noticed. I think that this issue is objective because US is being extremely cautious in order to avoid another tragic event. 

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Obama approval rating drops - November 2013 Post-ABC poll

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Can the Obama coalition be recreated in 2016? A new poll says yes.

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Here’s what the 2008 and 2012 elections taught us: President Obama built a national political coalition — the three main pillars of which were African Americans, Hispanics and young voters — that Republicans couldn’t come close to touching.
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Congress Needs to Pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act - Huffington Post

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Congress Needs to Pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act
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The majority of Fortune 500 companies and small businesses already have nondiscrimination policies that protect LGBT employees.
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Transcript: President Obama’s Oct. 24 remarks on immigration reform

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President Obama delivered these remarks on immigration reform at the White House on Oct. 24, 2013. (President Obama tells Congress to act on #immigrationreform.
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Obama says shutdown caused 'completely unnecessary damage' to economy - NBCNews.com (blog)

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Obama says shutdown caused 'completely unnecessary damage' to economy NBCNews.com (blog) He spoke hours after Congress swerved at the last minute to dodge a threatened economic catastrophe and ended the standoff, leaving Republicans with little to...
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