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Russians Keep Heat on Police After Reporter's Case Closed

Russians Keep Heat on Police After Reporter's Case Closed

Jun 16
About 1,500 people in Moscow have demonstrated against police abuse of power in the wake of a prominent Russian journalist's arrest on drug-dealing charges that the government admitted days later had no basis.

Growers Hope Standards Bring Order to Hemp Industry 'Mess'

Growers Hope Standards Bring Order to Hemp Industry 'Mess'

By Gillian Flaccus | Jun 16
A unit of wheat is called a bushel, and a standard weight of potatoes is called a century. But hemp as a fully legal U.S. agricultural commodity is so new that a unit of hemp seed doesn't yet have a universal name or an agreed-upon quantity.

Agency Recommends Current 80K Attendance Cap At Burning Man

Agency Recommends Current 80K Attendance Cap At Burning Man

Jun 16
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is recommending attendance be capped at existing levels for the next 10 years at the annual Burning Man counter-culture festival in the desert 100 miles (160 kilometers) north of Reno.

Virginia AG Calls for State to Legalize Marijuana

Virginia AG Calls for State to Legalize Marijuana

Jun 16
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is calling for the legalization of marijuana. The Democratic attorney general said criminal prosecutions are costly to the state and local governments and disproportionately affect African Americans.

Legacy of Teacher Walkouts Could Be More Political Activism

Legacy of Teacher Walkouts Could Be More Political Activism

By Sean Murphy | Jun 15
The continued political engagement of educators and their supporters suggests that the teacher movement that sparked walkouts in half a dozen states last year didn't end with the election of dozens of teachers.

Investigating the Investigative Reporters: Bad News from Down Under

Investigating the Investigative Reporters: Bad News from Down Under

By Michael J. Socolow | Jun 15
Sometimes the best journalism tells us the worst news. But that's a function of the media that's essential to reporting - and to democracy.

New York Ends Religious Exemption to Vaccine Mandates

New York Ends Religious Exemption to Vaccine Mandates

By David Klepper | Jun 15
New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, as the nation's worst measles outbreak in decades prompts states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out of immunization rules.

California Hotel Gets $1.6M Fine for Blocking Beach Access

California Hotel Gets $1.6M Fine for Blocking Beach Access

Jun 14
A posh Northern California hotel was ordered to pay $1.6 million in penalties Thursday for failing to provide public access to its nearby beaches.

Anti-Gay Denver Baker Faces New Lawsuit over Gender Transition Cake

Anti-Gay Denver Baker Faces New Lawsuit over Gender Transition Cake

Jun 14
The Baker who won a narrow victory in the Supreme Court after refusing two men a wedding cake now faces a suit from a transwoman who says he discriminated against her by denying her a gender transition cake.

Prosecutors Drop Flint Water Charges, Promise Fresh Probe

Prosecutors Drop Flint Water Charges, Promise Fresh Probe

By Ed White | Jun 14
Prosecutors dropped all criminal charges Thursday against eight people in the Flint water crisis and pledged to start from scratch the investigation into one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in U.S. history.

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