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2020 Election Trend: Voters Liberalize State Drug Laws

21 days ago   |   By NPR

Oregonians voted to become the first state to decriminalize the personal possession of illegal drugs, including cocaine, heroin, oxycodone and methamphetamine. The measures passed by a wide margin.
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Major shift at Supreme Court on Covid-19 orders

Major shift at Supreme Court on Covid-19 orders

The Supreme Court signaled a major shift in its approach to coronavirus-related restrictions late Wednesday, voting 5-4 to bar New York state from reimposing limits on... Read more ...

Bruce Boynton, civil rights pioneer who inspired 1961 Freedom Rides, dies at 83

Bruce Boynton, civil rights pioneer who inspired 1961 Freedom Rides, dies at 83

SELMA, Ala. - Bruce Carver Boynton, a civil rights pioneer from Alabama who inspired the landmark “Freedom Rides” of 1961, died Monday. He was 83. Former Alabama state Sen... Read more ...

Trump Pardons Former Adviser Michael Flynn, Who Pleaded Guilty In Russia Probe

Trump Pardons Former Adviser Michael Flynn, Who Pleaded Guilty In Russia Probe

The onetime national security adviser later tried to withdraw his plea to lying to the FBI. Read more ...

Trump administration rejects massive Alaska mining project

Trump administration rejects massive Alaska mining project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit for the Pebble Mine in Alaska on Wednesday, effectively killing plans to build the massive copper and gold project that... Read more ...

Georgia's Republican Secretary Of State Says He Was 'Thrown Under The Bus'...

Georgia's Republican Secretary Of State Says He Was 'Thrown Under The Bus' By Trump

“My family voted for him, donated to him and are now being thrown under the bus by him,” Brad Raffensperger wrote in an op-ed published Wednesday. Read more ...

'America Is Back': Biden Pushes Past Trump Era With Nominees

'America Is Back': Biden Pushes Past Trump Era With Nominees

The national security nominees are Washington veterans with ties to the Obama administration, a sign of Biden's effort to resume some form of normalcy. Read more ...

Barack Obama Thinks People Are Looking Forward To 1 Particular Thing In The...

Barack Obama Thinks People Are Looking Forward To 1 Particular Thing In The Joe Biden Era

Obama also slammed Donald Trump's coronavirus response and got "crushed" by Stephen Colbert in a game of wastepaper basketball on "The Late Show." Read more ...

‘Fantasy world': Pompeo knocks Biden administration picks as out of touch on...

‘Fantasy world': Pompeo knocks Biden administration picks as out of touch on foreign policy

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday criticized members of President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration, saying they've lived in a “fantasy world” and “led from... Read more ...

Azar says states will decide who gets first Covid-19 shots

Azar says states will decide who gets first Covid-19 shots

States will have final say on how to prioritize who gets the first doses of any coronavirus vaccines, HHS Secretary Alex Azar told reporters on Tuesday. A CDC vaccine advisory... Read more ...

Rubio calls Biden's national security team 'polite & orderly caretakers of...

Rubio calls Biden's national security team 'polite & orderly caretakers of America's decline'

Sen. Marco Rubio suggested on Tuesday that he would oppose confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden's national security team, presaging the first sign of potential Senate... Read more ...