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Fox News Poll: Support for legalizing marijuana hits record high

With recreational use of marijuana now legal in nine states plus Washington D.C., the latest Fox News Poll finds a record number of voters nationally favor legalization. The poll shows 59 percent of voters support legalizing marijuana. That’s up from 51 percent in 2015, and 46 percent in 2013 (the first time this question was asked on a Fox News ...

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Cornell University frat disciplined for sex contest dubbed 'Pig Roast'

A fraternity at Cornell University is on probation for holding contests in which members would get higher points for having sex with heavy women.  (cornell.edu) A Cornell University fraternity chapter has been put on two-year probation for holding a sex contest that members dubbed the ‘pig roast’ in reference to the weight of the women they slept with, the New ...

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Pence seeks to reassure allies on N. Korean nuclear threat

TOKYO –  Vice President Mike Pence is seeking to reassure and refocus American allies on the growing nuclear threat from North Korea with visits to Japan and South Korea this week. In meetings with government leaders, military officials and U.S. service members, Pence says he wants to make sure the Winter Olympics don’t distract from the bellicose government’s human rights ...

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Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley out as ACM Awards hosts

Luke Bryan (L) and Dierks Bentley host the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 2, 2017.  (Reuters) Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley are out of a job. Bentley let it slip at the Country Radio Seminar on Monday that he and Bryan will not be hosting the Academy of Country Music Awards later this ...

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Steve Bannon will decline to appear before House Intel Committee despite subpoena, sources say

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon is expected to be a no-show before the House Intelligence Committee, which is probing Russian interference in the 2016 election.  (Associated Press) Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, will not appear Tuesday before the House Intelligence Committee, bucking a subpoena for his testimony and setting the stage for a showdown as the ...

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Girl Scouts to lobby over bridge named for segregationist

ATLANTA –  Hundreds of Girl Scouts are expected to gather in the Georgia Capitol, offering milk and cookies as they try to persuade lawmakers to get their founder’s name affixed to a Savannah bridge that’s currently named after a white segregationist. Coinciding with the scouts’ visit Tuesday, Rep. Ron Stephens, a Republican from Savannah, plans to introduce a bill to ...

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Dow plummets 1,000 points near end of trading day

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, when the Dow Jones plunged more than 1,000 points.  (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid) U.S. stocks plunged Monday — with the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbling more than 1,000 points — as investors extended the market’s selloff on Friday. All three of the major benchmarks were lower midday, after the Dow dropped 666 ...

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Newly discovered Berlin Wall segment to get protected status

BERLIN –  A recently discovered remnant of the Berlin Wall from the heavily fortified border’s early days is being given protected status. Monday’s announcement by the city government’s culture ministry comes on the day when the wall has been open for as long as it divided Berlin: 28 years, two months and 26 days. An amateur historian said last month ...

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