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Oct. 16, 2013: An ATM sits next to a rack of marijuana clone plants that are used to grow medical marijuana at The Joint, a medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Pot, guns and paparazzi: New laws run gamut in US

The new year is bringing a host of new laws taking effect in January or thereabouts. A look at some state and local laws that are making news: ALCOHOL AND MARIJUANA COLORADO, MAINE AND WASHINGTON: […]

12/30/2013

In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, file photo, a barge is seen on Treasure Island in San Francisco. Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing it on docked barges instead of on land, where city building permits and public plans are mandatory. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Google: barge will be interactive learning space

Internet giant Google says it is exploring using a large barge as an interactive learning center. A statement released Wednesday from Google’s press center may help end weeks of speculation about the purpose of structures […]

11/06/2013

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