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House Panel Approves Bipartisan Drug-Abuse Legislation

By Alam Fram | Apr 29
The House Judiciary Committee took an election-year swipe Wednesday at the nation's growing drug addiction problem, approving federal grants that would bolster state and local efforts against the abuse of opioid painkillers.

Backlash Greets Plans for Muslim Cemeteries Across U.S.

By Denise Lavoie | Apr 26
On the site of a long-idle dairy farm, leaders of a local mosque hope to build a final resting place for about 500 Muslim families - to the dismay of many residents of this quaint town in central Massachusetts.

AP: S. Korea Covered Up Mass Abuse, Killings of 'Vagrants'

By Kim Tong-Hyung and Foster Klug | Apr 25
Even as South Korea prepares for its second Olympics, in 2018, thousands of traumatized former inmates have still received no compensation, let alone public recognition or an apology, after abuses leading up to '88 games.

Colorado Lawmakers Target Edible Pot in Fruit, Animal Shapes

By Kristen Wyatt | Apr 24
Pot-infused lemon drops and other marijuana edibles that resemble fruits could be coming off Colorado shelves, the latest front in a battle by lawmakers to eradicate retail pot products that could appeal to kids.

Give Drug Felons Food Stamps, Many States Now Say

By Grant Schulte and Scott McFetridge | Apr 21
Eager to help more drug law convicts stay on the streets without committing crimes, Alabama, Texas and a number of other states have decided in recent years to end or scale back the federal food stamp ban.

Religious Group Sues San Francisco Over Open-Air Urinal

Apr 20
A religious organization has filed a lawsuit against the city of San Francisco to remove an open-air urinal it calls unsanitary and indecent from a popular park.

Rule Targets Prosecutors Who Don't Reveal Innocence Evidence

By Martha Waggoner | Apr 19
As four men sat in prison for a murder they didn't commit, records show that state investigators sent proof of their innocence to a North Carolina prosecutor, but he never revealed it to the convicted men. He didn't have to.

Noah's Ark Job Float Your Boat? Then You Must be Christian

By Dylan Lovan | Apr 16
Want to serve food or operate rides at Kentucky's new Noah's Ark attraction? Then you must first pledge your Christianity.

Bank Won't Add 250 Jobs in North Carolina Due to Rights Law

By Jonathan Drew | Apr 12
Deutsche Bank is halting plans to add 250 jobs in North Carolina because of a state law limiting protections for lesbians, gays and transgender people.

Feds Set Up Fake University, Arrest 21 in Bogus Visa Case

By David Porter | Apr 9
Immigration officials have investigated hundreds of suspected fake schools, or "visa mills," in recent years. Some have led to charges.

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