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Poll: 74 percent want end to medical marijuana raids

Nearly three out of four Americans believe that the federal government should respect state laws regarding medical marijuana and halt raids on dispensaries, according to a poll released Wednesday. “These results are consistent with the clear and growing body of evidence that documents substantial voter support for the legalization of…

Sen. Leahy: House version of VAWA would ‘leave victims unprotected’

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), who introduced the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act to the Senate, said Wednesday he was disappointed in House Republicans. The House voted 222-205 to pass the Republican version of reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Unlike the Senate version, which passed in April, the House…

Intel leaks like al Qaeda plot endanger lives: FBI chief

WASHINGTON — The FBI has launched a probe into leaks about a plot to blow up a US airliner, the agency’s chief Robert Mueller said Wednesday, warning such tip-offs endanger lives and may harm ties with allies. Mueller told US lawmakers he was hoping for any fallout from the leaks…

NATO protesters march in Chicago ahead of summit

CHICAGO — Protesters chanting “Fight! Fight! Fight! Housing is a human right!” marched in Chicago Wednesday using the upcoming NATO summit as an opportunity to draw attention to the US foreclosure crisis. Thousands of protesters are expected to descend upon Chicago as the leaders of 50 countries gather for a…

JPMorgan hit with shareholders lawsuit over loss

NEW YORK — US fund manager Saratoga Capital Management, filed a class-action lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase Wednesday after the nation’s largest bank lost more than $2 billion in derivatives trading. The suit accuses the bank; Jamie Dimon, chief executive and chairman; and Douglas Braunstein, chief financial officer, of fraudulently hiding…

D.C. to allow turbaned Sikh police

WASHINGTON — Washington’s police chief on Wednesday gave the green light for turbaned Sikhs to serve as officers, making the capital the first major US city to accommodate the religion’s articles of faith. The police department said that 4,000 officers have gone through cultural training to sensitize them to the…

Fed sees sharp U.S. budget cuts as ‘sizable risk’

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve sees a quick, sharp tightening of US spending as a “sizable risk” to the economy, minutes from a recent top-level policy meeting revealed Wednesday. “Several” members of the Fed’s interest rate-setting panel have expressed fears that uncertainty about dramatic budget cuts could curb business hiring…

Obama warns opponents over debt ceiling showdown

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama warned Republican foes Wednesday he would not let Congress hold the US economy “hostage” with a debt-ceiling row like the one that nearly paralyzed Washington last year. Obama hosted House Speaker John Boehner and other top lawmakers for a White House lunch where much of…

Skechers to pay $40 million for toned butt claims

LOS ANGELES — US shoemaker Skechers is to pay $40 million to settle claims that it deceived consumers by suggesting its sports shoes could help tone their butts and lose weight, officials said Wednesday. In an agreement similar to one last year against Reebok, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said…

National Coalition for Men backs GOP version of Violence Against Women Act

The National Coalition for Men has endorsed the House version of the Violence Against Women Act. The group, which says it is committed to ending sex discrimination against men, claims that the Senate version of the bill unfairly excludes heterosexual men. “We cannot adequately address violence related issues by excluding…

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