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Virginia AG Calls for State to Legalize Marijuana

Virginia AG Calls for State to Legalize Marijuana

Jun 16
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is calling for the legalization of marijuana. The Democratic attorney general said criminal prosecutions are costly to the state and local governments and disproportionately affect African Americans.

Legacy of Teacher Walkouts Could Be More Political Activism

Legacy of Teacher Walkouts Could Be More Political Activism

By Sean Murphy | Jun 15
The continued political engagement of educators and their supporters suggests that the teacher movement that sparked walkouts in half a dozen states last year didn't end with the election of dozens of teachers.

Investigating the Investigative Reporters: Bad News from Down Under

Investigating the Investigative Reporters: Bad News from Down Under

By Michael J. Socolow | Jun 15
Sometimes the best journalism tells us the worst news. But that's a function of the media that's essential to reporting - and to democracy.

New York Ends Religious Exemption to Vaccine Mandates

New York Ends Religious Exemption to Vaccine Mandates

By David Klepper | Jun 15
New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, as the nation's worst measles outbreak in decades prompts states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out of immunization rules.

California Hotel Gets $1.6M Fine for Blocking Beach Access

California Hotel Gets $1.6M Fine for Blocking Beach Access

Jun 14
A posh Northern California hotel was ordered to pay $1.6 million in penalties Thursday for failing to provide public access to its nearby beaches.

Anti-Gay Denver Baker Faces New Lawsuit over Gender Transition Cake

Anti-Gay Denver Baker Faces New Lawsuit over Gender Transition Cake

Jun 14
The Baker who won a narrow victory in the Supreme Court after refusing two men a wedding cake now faces a suit from a transwoman who says he discriminated against her by denying her a gender transition cake.

Prosecutors Drop Flint Water Charges, Promise Fresh Probe

Prosecutors Drop Flint Water Charges, Promise Fresh Probe

By Ed White | Jun 14
Prosecutors dropped all criminal charges Thursday against eight people in the Flint water crisis and pledged to start from scratch the investigation into one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in U.S. history.

Pelosi: No Debt Increase Until Spending Limits Are Raised

Pelosi: No Debt Increase Until Spending Limits Are Raised

By Andrew Taylor | Jun 14
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the Democratic-controlled House won't pass must-do legislation to increase the government's borrowing cap until the Trump administration agrees to boost spending limits on domestic programs.

Dems Assail Trump on Being Open to Foreign Election Help

Dems Assail Trump on Being Open to Foreign Election Help

By Jonathan Lemire and Lisa Mascaro | Jun 14
President Donald Trump's assertion that he would be open to accepting a foreign power's help in his 2020 campaign ricocheted through Washington on Thursday, with Democrats condemning it as a call for further election interference.

Dems Announce Debate Candidates: Bullock, Moulton Out

Dems Announce Debate Candidates: Bullock, Moulton Out

By Bill Barrow | Jun 14
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts were the only major candidates out of the two dozen Democratic hopefuls who failed to meet the polling or grassroots fundraising measures required to get a debate spot.

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