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President Obama & marijuana

President Obama & marijuana

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says that federal law enforcement agencies have "bigger fish to fry" than prosecuting marijuana users in Colorado and Washington, which voted in November to legaliz

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  • Written by Kevin Liptak CNN
  • Category: News

Ouch! Holiday health hazards abound

Ouch! Holiday health hazards abound

Kathleen Taylor was hanging lights on her house in Wimberley, Texas, the week before Thanksgiving in 1998. Reaching to put up a giant yellow star on the end of the eave, Taylor felt the ladder she was on start to wobble.

Glancing down, she saw her 3-year-old daughter playing below.

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  • Written by Jacque Wilson/CNN
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Polls show Obama has more public support in fiscal cliff talks

As President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner hash out a deal to avert the fiscal cliff, new polls indicate the president has more support from the American public than his political opponent.

Nearly half of Americans – 49 percent – say they approve of Obama's handling of the negotiations, while a quarter say Boehner is doing a good job, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll released Wednesday.

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  • Written by Ashley Killough/CNN
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FAMU lands on probation

Florida A&M University, under fire in the hazing death of a drum major and over its finances, was put on probation for one year by an accrediting agency, officials said Tuesday (Dec. 11).

FAMU expects more details of the sanction within the next week, the Tallahassee institution said in a statement.

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  • Written by George Howell/CNN
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‘Drum major’ inscription gets the boot

‘Drum major’ inscription gets the boot

WASHINGTON (CNN) – The controversial "drum major" inscription on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington will be removed rather than replaced under a plan announced Tuesday by federal officials.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said in a news release that the move followed consultation with a "range of stakeholders" who concurred with the decision.

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  • Written by CNN
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Michaela Angela Davis looks to ‘Bury the Ratchet’

Michaela Angela Davis looks to ‘Bury the Ratchet’

During an interview with television personality Jacque Reid last week, writer and image activist Michaela Angela Davis announced a new campaign, "Bury the Ratchet," aimed at improving the depictions of African-American women in mainstream media.

The "Bury the Ratchet" campaign specifically targets African-American women who live in Atlanta, Ga., because of reality shows such as "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." According to Davis, when people encounter African-American women from Atlanta, "the first image that comes to mind is mean, gold-digging women. It has become completely evident that there has been a brand of women from Atlanta that are adverse to what most of these women are like.

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Top GOP to President: Name the cuts

Top GOP to President: Name the cuts

Seeking to raise pressure on President Barack Obama, top Republican leaders in Congress called on the White House Tuesday to introduce serious cuts in the ongoing negotiations to avert the fiscal cliff.

"Where are the president's spending cuts? The longer the White House slow-walks this process, the closer our economy gets to the fiscal cliff," House Speaker John Boehner said during brief remarks on the House floor.

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  • Written by Ashley Killough/CNN
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Cowboys in fatal crash were ‘like brothers’

Cowboys in fatal crash were ‘like brothers’

Dallas Cowboys teammates Josh Brent and Jerry Brown Jr. were "like brothers" and "the best of friends," Brown's mother and grandmother said Monday, showing no ill will toward the man who may be responsible for the loss of their family member.

The teammates were involved in a fiery weekend car crash. Brown was killed, and Brent was arrested on suspicion of intoxication manslaughter. He was released from jail Sunday on $500,000 bond.

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  • Written by Dana Ford/CNN
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