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Voting Can Be Devastating for Iowa Felons, AP Review Finds

Voting Can Be Devastating for Iowa Felons, AP Review Finds

By Ryan J. Foley | Mar 10
Prosecutors pursued cases even when ex-offenders such as Ferguson believed they were legal voters but cast provisional ballots so that their eligibility could be determined later.

Pot-litics: 2020 Democrats Line Up Behind Legalization

Pot-litics: 2020 Democrats Line Up Behind Legalization

By Michael R. Blood and Nicholas Riccardi | Mar 10
A growing list of Democratic presidential contenders want the U.S. government to legalize marijuana, reflecting a nationwide shift as more Americans look favorably on cannabis.

At Hearing, Amazon Tribe Accuses Brazil Army of Atrocities

At Hearing, Amazon Tribe Accuses Brazil Army of Atrocities

By Mauricio Savarese | Mar 9
First the helicopters arrived, dropping chemical bombs. Then came armed men in green uniforms who proceeded to slaughter members of an Amazon tribe to make way for a major road.

Hawaii Opens Medical Marijuana Registration to Visitors

Hawaii Opens Medical Marijuana Registration to Visitors

Mar 7
Hawaii is allowing visitors who are qualified to receive medical marijuana elsewhere in the U.S. to register and buy it from dispensaries in the state.

Report: Government Kept Tabs on Journalists, 'Instigators'

Report: Government Kept Tabs on Journalists, 'Instigators'

Mar 7
The U.S. government ran an operation to screen journalists, activists and others while investigating last year's migrant caravan from Mexico, a San Diego TV station reported Wednesday, citing leaked documents.

Judge: Census Citizenship Question Is A Threat to Democracy

Judge: Census Citizenship Question Is A Threat to Democracy

By Sudhin Thanawala | Mar 7
The Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census "threatens the very foundation of our democratic system" because it would cause a significant undercount of immigrants and Latinos.

FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb Steps Down after Nearly 2 Years

FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb Steps Down after Nearly 2 Years

By Matthew Perrone | Mar 6
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is stepping down after nearly two years leading the agency's response to a host of public health challenges, including the opioid epidemic, rising drug prices and underage vaping.

Lawsuit: Trump Family-Planning Rule 'Politicizes' Medicine

Lawsuit: Trump Family-Planning Rule 'Politicizes' Medicine

By David Crary | Mar 6
A new Trump administration rule for family-planning grants could trigger a national public health crisis, the American Medical Association and Planned Parenthood said in a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the rule.

Sanders vs. Clinton: 2016 Rivalry Proves Hard to Overcome

Sanders vs. Clinton: 2016 Rivalry Proves Hard to Overcome

By Juana Summers and Brian Slodysko | Mar 6
The 2020 Democratic primary may be in full swing, but the bruising 2016 contest between Sanders and Clinton never ended for some.

California Sues over U.S. Abortion Rule; 20 States to Follow

California Sues over U.S. Abortion Rule; 20 States to Follow

By Paul Elias | Mar 5
California and 20 other Democratic-led states announced they were challenging the Trump administration's effort to set up obstacles for women seeking abortions.

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