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California Governor Jerry Brown Grants Dozens Of Drug Pardons

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has granted pardons to 63 individuals, many of whom had been convicted of minor drug offenses.<p>Brown's office announced the pardons in a Friday statement.<p>"The individuals granted pardons all completed their sentences and have been released from custody for more than a …

Colorado drivers say police profiling them in other states on heels of pot legalization

Colorado drivers claim they're being unjustly targeted by police officers in other states who are singling them out because of their state's recent legalization of marijuana.<p>Legal experts predict the complaints will soon lead to a string of "license plate profiling" lawsuits -- one of which already …

Civilian Militia Remains at Bundy Ranch After Standoff Ends

A group of armed militia and protesters, some sporting nametags reading "domestic terrorist," remain camped out on a cattle ranch in Nevada, where …

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Supreme Court declines to revive Arizona immigration law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday declined to revive a provision in an Arizona law that sought to criminalize the harboring and transportation of illegal immigrants.<p>The exterior of the U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington March 5, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron<p>The court’s decision …

Sharp Rise In MERS Cases May Mean The Virus Is Evolving

There's growing concern that the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome may have entered a new phase in the way it's spreading in Saudi Arabia.<p>The country has reported a sharp uptick in MERS cases over the past week. Since the deadly respiratory virus was first detected in September 2012, a total of 244 …

US marshal shoots defendant who rushed witness in Salt Lake City court

A defendant died after being shot by a US marshal on Monday during an attack on a witness during a trial in a new federal courthouse in Salt Lake City, the FBI said.<p>Siale Angilau, 25, died at a hospital after he was shot in the chest as he rushed the witness with a pen in an "aggressive, …

Powerful Narcotic Painkiller Up For FDA Approval

The Food and Drug Administration is trying to decide whether to approve a powerful new prescription painkiller that's designed to relieve severe pain quickly, and with fewer side effects than other opioids.<p>While some pain experts say the medicine could provide a valuable alternative for some …