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ACLU study: Pot arrests more likely for blacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black people are arrested for possessing marijuana at a higher rate than white people, even though marijuana use by both races is about the same, the American Civil Liberties Union reports in […]

06/04/2013

Stolen Valor

Obama signs bill on lying about military medals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama has signed a bill making it a crime to lie about receiving a military medal. The Stolen Valor Act cleared both chambers of Congress last […]

06/03/2013

A rack of AR-15 rifles. (AP Photo)

Court upholds rifle sales reporting requirement

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has unanimously upheld an Obama administration requirement that dealers in southwestern border states report when customers buy multiple high-powered rifles. The firearms industry trade group, the National […]

05/31/2013

J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, and Steven Miller, ousted IRS Acting Commissioner (l-r) , sworn in prior to testifying before US House Ways and Means Committee hearing on IRS scrutiny of tax-exempt status requests. (AP Photo)

The IRS and its tea party tempest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is feeling the sort of heat that targeted taxpayers feel from the tax agency. It’s the sense that a powerful someone is breathing down your neck. Republicans in […]

05/18/2013

J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, and Steven Miller, ousted IRS Acting Commissioner (l-r) , sworn in prior to testifying before US House Ways and Means Committee hearing on IRS scrutiny of tax-exempt status requests. (AP Photo)

The IRS and its tea party tempest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is feeling the sort of heat that targeted taxpayers feel from the tax agency. It’s the sense that a powerful someone is breathing down your neck. Republicans in […]

05/17/2013

(AP Photo)

North Korea pulled missiles from launch site

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say North Korea has taken a step back from its recent escalation of regional tensions by removing from their launch site a set of medium-range ballistic missiles that had been […]

05/07/2013

Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez (AP Photo)

Document: White House shooter practiced for months

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Idaho man charged with attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama by shooting at the White House practiced with his weapon for six months and may have been upset about the country’s […]

05/01/2013

(Photo credit: National Science Bowl)

Southland students compete in national Science Bowl

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Teams of students from two Los Angeles Unified School District schools and Irvine’s University High School will compete starting today in the 23rd annual U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C.

04/25/2013

(AP Photo)

Blacks still face challenges in economic equality

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Urban League says African-Americans are making tremendous gains in education, but have seen little change in economic equality in the last 50 years.

04/10/2013

(AP Photo)

Furlough notices out to presidential budget staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says 480 workers on the president’s budget staff have been notified they may have to take days off without pay because of a partisan budget stalemate.

04/01/2013

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