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Eric Holder 'Cautiously Optimistic' About Marijuana Legalization In Washington And Colorado

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Attorney General Eric Holder is "cautiously optimistic" about how things are going in Washington state and Colorado following the legalization and state regulation of marijuana.<p>But the nation's top law enforcement official, who spoke to The Huffington Post in an interview on …

4 years after spill, questions on long-term health

CHALMETTE, La. (AP) — When a BP oil well began gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, fisherman George Barisich used his boat to help …

Scientists Weigh Climate Change Role in 2012 Weather

Scientists studied global warming's role in a dozen extreme weather events.<p><b>A sprawling global team of meteorologists who examined the marquee extreme weather events of 2012—including Hurricane Sandy, drought in the U.S. Midwest, and melting Arctic ice—found that human-induced climate change was a</b> …

Part-timers: Dramatic shift in who is underemployed

The increase in part-time work since the recent recession is not unusual, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. But what has changed dramatically is the age of those taking the part-time work.<p>"The burden of part-time work has shifted to older people and that …

Labor Economics

Study reveals 'true' material cost of development say researchers

<b>Current methods of measuring the full material cost of imported goods are highly inaccurate say researchers.</b><p>In a new study, they found that three times as many raw materials are used to process and export traded goods than are used in their manufacture.<p>Richer countries who believe they have …

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Pennsylvania State Attorneys Compare Gays Who Want to Marry to Children

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's attorneys compared gays who want to get married to kids on …

Did a hedge fund billionaire just call for mass civil disobedience over climate change?

San Francisco hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer has emerged as the antithesis to the Koch brothers, the conservative American industrialists who have bankrolled the Tea Party and other right-wing causes. Steyer has financed ballot initiatives, non-profits and think tanks to promote renewable …

Tom Steyer

Calif. GOP focused on immigration

MODESTO, Calif. — Republicans in Washington are taking a piecemeal approach to immigration reform — a strategy that could give the party’s most polarizing figures a months-long platform to pop off about illegal immigrants.<p>California Republicans have a much different line: Shut up and get it …

Cruz taunts fellow Republicans

Ted Cruz is taking his hardball tactics to a whole new level.<p>The Texas freshman senator and his senior aides are unleashing a barrage of attacks on their fellow Republicans for refusing to support their plan to choke off Obamacare as a condition for funding the government. Cruz’s chief of staff is …

The Sequester's Devastating Impact on America's Poor

It's fashionable in political circles to say the mandatory budgets cuts haven't been the predicted disaster. Cuts to programs like Head Start suggest otherwise.<p>Children at a Head Start facility in Frederick, Maryland. (Reuters)<p>The federal government's across-the-board sequestration cuts, which …

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Working Americans turn down pay raise to avoid ‘cliff effect’ - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> has been work hard to get ahead and if you slip, at least in the era since fdr's new deal, you can count on getting help from your government. but our economic down turn of late has changed some of that equation for a lot of americans. tonight, melester holt investigates something that defies …

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Colleges Soak Poor U.S. Students to Funnel Aid to Rich

U.S. colleges such as Boston University are using financial aid to lure rich students while shortchanging the poor, forcing those most in need to …