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  • Congress quietly ends federal government's ban on medical marijuana

    Congress quietly ends federal government's ban on medical marijuana
    Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy. The bill's passage over the weekend marks the first...
  • Industry groups sue over L.A.'s minimum wage for hotel workers

    Industry groups sue over L.A.'s minimum wage for hotel workers
    Two hotel industry groups filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday challenging a new Los Angeles law that requires a higher minimum wage at the city's larger hotels. The lawsuit from the American Hotel and Lodging Assn. and the Asian American Hotel Owners Assn....
  • In Theory: Is Michigan's Religious Freedom Restoration Act necessary?

    Lawmakers in Michigan are considering passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a bill that would legally protect people from practicing “sincerely held religious beliefs,” according to the Detroit Free Press. Critics of the bill...
  • Homeless feeding activist Arnold Abbott heading to nation's capital

    Homeless feeding activist Arnold Abbott heading to nation's capital
    Homeless advocate Arnold Abbott and other Broward activists have scheduled a trip to Washington this week to press their campaign opposing laws they say unfairly target public feedings. Abbott and Homeless Voice publisher Sean Cononie plan to meet...
  • Obama likely to sign two bills that could impact arms sales

    U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to sign in coming weeks two bills passed by Congress despite concerns raised by U.S. officials that they could add time and cost to the already complex process for approving foreign arms sales. One bill would...
  • Property Appraiser Carey Baker elected association president

    TAVARES — Property Appraiser Carey Baker, who knows his way around Tallahassee after a decade as a legislator, will be an important voice in bills related to appraising in his new role. Baker recently was elected president of the Florida Association...
  • Obama to sign new Russia sanctions bill by end of week

    U.S. President Barack Obama will sign legislation authorizing new sanctions on Russia over its activities in Ukraine and providing weapons to the Kiev government by the end of the week, the White House said on Tuesday. White House spokesman Josh...
  • Apple wins ruling in $1-billion antitrust suit over iTunes updates

    An Oakland jury found Tuesday that Apple did not violate federal antitrust laws when it blocked music downloaded from competitors' software from playing on iPods and other devices, ending a nearly decade-long legal battle that could have cost the...
  • Sandy Hook Families' Suit Against Gun Maker Will Test Federal Law

    Sandy Hook Families' Suit Against Gun Maker Will Test Federal Law
    The lawsuit filed Monday by victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting, seeking to hold liable the manufacturer of the Bushmaster AR-15 used in the massacre, will test the 2005 federal law designed to protect gun companies by using an exemption normally...
  • New York state bans pet tattooing, piercing

    New York is banning pet tattoos and piercing under a state law aimed at curbing the trendy practice of inking or even maiming animals to make fashion statements. The legislation, which Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law on Monday and that takes effect...
  • PB lawmakers debate giving medical copters to PBSO

    PB lawmakers debate giving medical copters to PBSO
    State legislators from Palm Beach County on Monday debated a controversial proposal that would take responsibility for the county's trauma helicopters away from the health care district and give it to the Sheriff's Office. Rep. Dave Kerner, D-Palm...