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New Jersey Gov. Christie Will Allow Medical Marijuana For Sick Kids

But parents will still need to get approval from a registered pediatrician and a psychiatrist.<p>N.J. Gov. Chris Christie agreed Friday to ease access to medical marijuana for chronically ill children. The governor offered provisions to a bill allowing marijuana cultivators to produce more than three …

Justice Department Trying To Prevent Ben Bernanke From Having To Testify In AIG Bailout Lawsuit

Bernanke cannot be forced to sit for a deposition because high-ranking U.S. government officials are generally protected from being drawn into time-consuming civil litigation, the Justice Department said in its petition.<br>The petition was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in …

A New Study Says Twitter Can Predict US Elections

The more a candidate is mentioned on Twitter, the better. (After you control for a lot.)<p>Political consultants, university sociologists, and amateur statisticians are now one step closer to using data from Twitter like they use polling data.<p>An Indiana University study has pulled, from the noise and …

Saudi Arabia women activists urge jail term reversal

<b>Two women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia have called on their government to overturn their 10-month jail terms for inciting a woman to defy her husband's authority.</b><p>Wajeha al-Huwaider and Fawzia al-Oyouni are both well-known activists.<p>An appeal by the two women is due to be heard later this week.<p>…

Congress Still Squabbling Over Student Loan Rate Increase

The Senate is planning to vote Wednesday on a plan to bring interest rates on subsidized federal student loans back down to 3.4 percent for one more year. The rate doubled on July 1 when the chamber failed to agree on a plan.<p>While the Senate prepares to take the issue back up, college students are …

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Taliban shuts Doha HQ over 'broken promises'

The Taliban has temporarily closed its office in Qatar, where it was hoped peace talks would begin with the US and Afghanistan, an insurgent official said on Tuesday, blaming "broken promises".<p>The office opened on June 18 as the first move towards a possible peace deal after 12-years of fighting, …

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Federal Poverty Line Doesn't Adequately Reflect Cost Of Living In America, Analysis Finds

Just because the government doesn't define you as poor, doesn't mean you have enough money to live.<p>The federal poverty line for a family of four was $23,283 last year, nearly one-quarter of what it takes to live in New York City and slightly more than one-third of what it takes to live in St. …

Egypt unrest: Morsi marchers die as army fires

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/992000/992578_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524659015_d7ad30661f84cb1e27b1e8cb8e7b3f48<p><b>Egyptian troops have opened fire on protesters marching in support of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, killing three and wounding dozens.</b><p>The shooting …

Italian 'top mafia boss' caught in Colombia

<b>Colombian police say they have caught the alleged boss of Italy's Calabrian mafia, who they described as Europe's most wanted drugs trafficker.</b><p>Roberto Pannunzi was detained in a shopping centre in the capital, Bogota, authorities said.<p>He had been on the run since 2010, when he fled from a clinic in …

After A Rapid Rise, A Challenge To Political Islam

The Arab uprisings of 2011 produced a clear set of winners — the Islamist parties that were well-organized and prepared to swiftly fill the political vacuum left by toppled autocrats.<p>But the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood now points to the possibility of a …

Court rejects request for Michigan right-to-work opinion

Michigan's Supreme Court decided not to give the state's governor a quick answer on the constitutionality of the state's new anti-union law.<p>LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Supreme Court has denied the governor's request for an advisory opinion on whether a controversial right-to-work law the …