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Poll: Majority Of Americans In Favor Of Legalizing Marijuana

For the first time in history, a clear majority of Americans are in favor of legalizing marijuana a new poll shows.

10/22/2013

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Former Informant Suing US For Abandoning Her

A former confidential informant working for the United States in Colombia claims in a lawsuit that the U.S. government abandoned her when she got into legal trouble for her undercover operations, and she wound up spending three years in a Colombian jail.

10/21/2013

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Shutdown Showdown Widened GOP-Tea Party Rift

The Republicans’ clear defeat in the budget-debt brawl has widened the rift between the Grand Old Party and the blossoming tea party movement that helped revive it.

10/19/2013

Tribal leaders warn assistance to elderly Indians could still lag despite the end of the government shutdown. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

For Native American Tribes Shutdown’s Effects Could Linger

Disruptions to some services for elderly American Indians and other needy residents of reservations could linger despite the end of the government shutdown, tribal officials said Thursday.

10/18/2013

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Visitors Flock To DC Sites Again After Shutdown

Visitors lined up waiting for Washington’s museums to finally reopen Thursday after a 16-day government shutdown that has cost each site money in lost gift store sales, theater tickets and concessions.

10/17/2013

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Ancient Bug’s Last Supper Of Blood Still In Fossil Found In Basement

In a steamy tropical forest 46 million years ago, a prehistoric mosquito bit a critter, drew blood and was blown into a lake in what is now the northwestern state of Montana. Belly full, she died and sank.

10/17/2013

Greenspan: Debt Fight is ‘Shock to the System’

Alan Greenspan tells CBS News Congress is jeopardizing trust in the American economy, and in the U.S. dollar.

10/16/2013

Confusion over the ACA website glitches is a boon for some, a boondoggle for others. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Brokers Simplify, Confuse Health Exchange Shopping

This month’s glitch-filled rollout of the health insurance marketplaces created by federal law is a business opportunity for brokers and agents, but regulators warn that it also opened the door for those who would seek to line their pockets by misleading consumers.

10/15/2013

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 22: Aaron Murray #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs passes against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Sanford Stadium on September 22, 2012 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Georgia’s Aaron Murray Coming Through In The Clutch

One of the all-time best quarterbacks in the SEC is still busy rewriting the record books while keeping the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC and BCS title hunt.

10/10/2013

Former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry tells CBS News there is a lack of trust between Democratic and Republican leaders. (Getty Images)

McCurry: Obama And Boehner Are Like ‘Oil And Water’

Former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry says a clash of personalities may be aggravating the current government shutdown.

10/10/2013

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