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Medical pot bill in S. Carolina bolstered by conservatives
Efforts to let patients legally access pot are slowly taking root in the South, two decades after California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana
Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown
Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a federal crackdown
Activist who didn't divulge Israel bombings will leave US
A Chicago Palestinian activist who didn't disclose her time in an Israeli prison in the 1970s has agreed to plead guilty to an immigration crime and leave the U.S.
Man blames stress for seizure-inducing tweet to reporter
A Maryland man blames post-traumatic stress from his overseas military service for impelling him to send a Newsweek reporter a Twitter image intended to trigger an epileptic seizure
Chicago family fighting to stop the deportation of veteran who served 2 tours in Afghanistan
A lawyer is fighting to keep a U.S. Army veteran who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan from being deported to Mexico. Army Private First Class Miguel Perez, Jr., 38, says he has been fighting deportation for roughly five years after mistakenly believing his service in the military made him a
Military college professors teach cadets meditation to help them be effective warriors
Deep in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, a prestigious military college in southern Virginia steeped in more than a century of tradition has embraced meditation courses as a way for cadets to become more mentally fit. Dr. Matt Jarman, a psychology professor who focuses on leadership and mental
Top Marine testifies on explicit photo scandal: 'We've got to change and that's on me'
The Marine Corps commandant, Gen. Robert Neller, answered tough questions from U.S. senators on both sides of the aisle today about the growing scandal of explicit photos being shared on the Marines United Facebook page and other websites. Neller called the actions of Marines engaged in
Syrian children suffer from 'toxic stress' after 6 years of war, new report says
Nagham lost her entire family in an airstrike last year in Idlib in northwestern Syria. After that, the girl, who was 6 years old at the time, moved to a refugee camp, where she stayed with a family. She refused to eat and was scared of anyone who came close to her. This is how Taghreed Baaj, a
For children who survive gun violence, healing from a bullet wound is just 'the beginning of their suffering'
Three children have died from gun violence in Chicago this week, a city that has seen a record number of shootings and homicides in the last year. There were 762 homicides and 4,367 shootings in Chicago in 2016, police said. Of those shot, 76 where children younger than 15 years old, according to
Service dogs trained by inmates deliver Valentine’s Day treats
Nearly two dozen dogs will deliver close to 650 Valentine’s Day gift boxes throughout the city of Indianapolis as part of Puppy Love Valentine 2017, an annual fundraiser for ICAN, an Indianapolis-based service dog organization. The valentine-delivering dogs are service dogs currently in training to