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Arkansas Court Rejects Challenge to Medical Marijuana Plan

By Andre DeMillo | Sep 25
The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an attempt to block votes from being counted on an effort to legalize medical marijuana in the state.

1,400 Investor Lawsuits Seek 8.2 Billion Euros from VW

Sep 23
A German court says it has added staff and storage space to handle a flood of 1,400 investor lawsuits against Volkswagen seeking damages worth 8.2 billion euros ($9.2 billion).

Florida AG Defends Decision to Take Money from Trump

By Gary Fineout and Michael Biesecker | Sep 21
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Tuesday defended her decision three years ago to solicit $25,000 from Donald Trump at the same time questions were arising about Trump University.

Shifting Cuban Voters Could Be the Difference in Florida

By Bill Barrow | Sep 20
Many Cuban-Americans express solidarity with other Latin-Americans who see Donald Trump as anti-Hispanic. Still others hear in Trump's nationalistic populism echoes of the government strongmen they once fled.

Fishermen Upset Over Creation of Atlantic's First Monument

By Jennifer McDermott | Sep 19
Fishermen in New England say President Barack Obama needlessly dealt a big blow to their industry when he created the Atlantic Ocean's first marine national monument and circumvented the existing process for protecting fisheries.

AP Interview: Duke CEO Says Utility Avoiding LGBT Law Fight

By Emery P. Dalesio | Sep 16
Duke Energy Corp. aims to stay out of the fight over North Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT people, the company's CEO said, noting the company is heavily regulated by the state.

Lawsuit: Georgia Voter Registration Process Violates the Law

By Kate Brumback | Sep 16
Georgia's voter registration process violates the Voting Rights Act and has prevented tens of thousands of residents, mostly minorities, from registering to vote, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.

White House Says Obama Intends to Veto Sept. 11 Bill

Sep 13
The White House says President Barack Obama is intent on vetoing legislation that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia.

Support for Black Lives Matter Grows Among White Youth

By Jesse J. Holland and Emily Swanson | Sep 11
Support for the Black Lives Matter movement has increased among young white adults, according to a poll that suggests a majority of white, black, Asian and Hispanic young adults now support the movement calling for accountability for police.

UN Rights Chief Slams Populists, Warns of Bigotry

By Mike Corder and Jamey Keaten | Sep 10
The U.N. human rights chief says U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and Dutch nationalist Geert Wilders are among "populists and demagogues" whose tactics of communication smack of Islamic State group-style propaganda.

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