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Week In Review

House votes to decriminalize marijuana at federal level

December 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: This image from House Television shows the final vote, 228-164, in the House on passage of a bill to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level. The bill now goes to the Republican-controlled Senate, where it is unlikely to move forward. (House Television via AP) By Matthew Daly ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON —…

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AP sources: Biden picks Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense

December 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Sept. 16, 2015, photo, U.S. Central Command Commander Gen. Lloyd Austin III, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Biden will nominate retired four-star Army general Lloyd J. Austin to be secretary of defense. That’s according to three people familiar with the decision who spoke on condition of anonymity because the selection…

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Congress returns with virus aid, federal funding unresolved

December 4, 2020

By Andrew Taylor ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — After months of shadowboxing amid a tense and toxic campaign, Capitol Hill’s main players are returning for one final, perhaps futile, attempt at deal-making on a challenging menu of year-end business. COVID-19 relief, a $1.4 trillion catchall spending package, and defense policy — and a final burst of…

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High court takes up census case, as other count issues loom

December 4, 2020

By Mike Schneider and Mark Sherman ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s attempt to exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to divvy up congressional seats is headed for a post-Thanksgiving Supreme Court showdown. The administration’s top lawyers are hoping the justices on a court that includes three Trump…

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NYC’s first African-American mayor, David Dinkins, has died

November 26, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins speaks during a ceremony to rename the Manhattan Municipal Building to the David N. Dinkins Building, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, in New York. Dinkins served as New York City mayor from 1990 to 1993. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) By Deepti Hajela ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK  — David…

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NJ cannabis bill advances, but lawmakers differ on details

November 26, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this March 22, 2019, file photo, Heather Randazzo, a grow employee at Compassionate Care Foundation’s medical marijuana dispensary, trims leaves off marijuana plants in the company’s grow house in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. New Jersey’s ballot question on legalizing recreational marijuana has led to more than $2 million in fund raising by…

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Census case that led to head count halt heads back to court

November 20, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: U.S.District Court Judge Lucy Koh (Photo/uscourts.gov) By Mike Schneider ASSOCIATED PRESS  A month after the Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to end the 2020 head count of every U.S. resident, the case that propelled the ruling was back in a district court last Friday, with advocacy groups and the Trump administration heading towards a…

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Penn. House Dems, Senate GOP elect first women floor leaders

November 20, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: State Sen. Kim Ward (Photo/Pa. Senate) and State Rep. Joanna McClinton (Photo/ Pa. House) ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. — Republicans in Pennsylvania’s Senate and Democrats in its House both elevated women for the first time to the critical position of floor leader during closed-door caucus voting last Thursday. Sen. Kim Ward of Westmoreland…

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High court seems likely to leave health care law in place

November 13, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: The dance group “The People’s Dancers,”perform in front of the Supreme Court as arguments are heard about the Affordable Care Act, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) By Mark Sherman ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seemed likely Tuesday to leave in place the bulk of the Affordable Care…

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Veterans Day in 2020: quiet parades, somber virtual events

November 13, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: President – elect Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden attend a service at the Philadelphia War Memorial at Penn’s Landing on Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) By Sean Murphy And Rebecca Boone ASSOCIATED PRESS  OKLAHOMA CITY — Celebrations marking Veterans Day gave way to somber virtual gatherings…

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