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Medical pot dilemma: Where to get the first seeds?

CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO — As more states legalize medical marijuana, there’s one stage in the process nobody wants to talk about: the part where people still have to break the law. After growers obtain licenses, plan for security and build facilities, they then must obtain their ...

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Too soon? How about not at all for Ebola Halloween

LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press NEW YORK  — No holiday screams pop culture controversy quite like Halloween. So what’s the costume flap of the year? It might just be Ebola, as in Ebola zombies, bloody Ebola patients and faux protective gear. Twitter and other social media were abuzz leading into the ...

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CDC says it missed opportunities to contain Ebola

EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — In the days after the first diagnosis of Ebola in the U.S., the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was resolute in his confidence about hospitals’ ability to manage the virus. “Essentially any hospital in ...

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Western Muslims, troubled, rally against extremism

LORI HINNANT, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — In tweets, in street gatherings and in open letters, moderate Muslims around the world are insisting that Islamic State extremists don’t speak for their religion. Many are also frustrated that anyone might think they do, and a backlash has already begun. The videotaped ...

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Obama defends decision to delay immigration action

JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday that the surge of immigrant children entering the U.S. illegally changed the politics surrounding the issue of immigration and led him to put off a pledge to use executive action that could shield millions of people from deportation. ...

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Review: The case against binge-watching TV

ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer LAKE CITY, Pa. (AP) — It’s no secret technology is changing our television-viewing habits. Americans are increasingly engaging in a practice known as television binge-watching — going through several episodes of a TV show in a single stretch. In the old days, of course, people ...

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