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Marijuana legalization bid in California gains powerful backers

...upended the music business as a teenager by co-founding the file sharing site Napster and served as Facebook's first president.Those people requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss Parker's involvement or to name the...
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First president to enter the Arctic

KOTZEBUE - President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village that their plight should be the world's wake-up call on global warming.
Filipino Community and Alaska Native Sisterhood to celebrate "Partners in HIstory"

...extensive published works in history, poetry and the Tlingit language; and a recognition of both organizations' first presidents. Cultural welcome dances will be provided by the Filipino and Alaska Native Communities.A group photograph will...
The Alaska Native Sisterhood to celebrate their 100-year anniversary along with the Filipino Community

...extensive published works in history, poetry and the Tlingit language. Both organizations will recognize their first presidents and ANS Camp 70, and its president, Barbara Fujamato, will honor an ANS member. Cultural welcome dances will...
My Turn: Gratitude

...recognized several noble reasons for expressing collective gratitude.In his 1789 National Thanksgiving Proclamation, our first president gave thanks for "the civil and religious liberty", God's "kind care" and "His Providence." But it didn't...
Slack Tide: There's more to Thanksgiving than football and antacid

...the United States at an official ceremony known as the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation. Kennedy was the first president to spare the live turkey and Reagan the first to grant it a presidential pardon, which George H.W. Bush made a...
Tuning in to the music of 'The Rivals'

...jumping across the pond to captivate Americans such as George Washington; according to Elmore, "The Rivals" was the first president's favorite play."Washington probably didn't see anything like the original production, but some years later some...
Texas GOP wages war on thinking

...challenge a child's "fixed beliefs." So presumably, if a child is of the "fixed belief" that Jesus was the first president of the United States or that 2+2 = apple trees or that Florida is an island in an ocean on the moon, educators ought...
Mandela's mortality is South Africa's fear

...on HIV.But if Mandela was less than perfect, the men who followed had far more glaring flaws and little of the first president's inclination to serve as a national moral conscience. His immediate successor, Thabo Mbeki, made matters far...
Congress protests pledge ruling

...time, but I don't remember it," Lieberman said. Dissenting Judge Ferdinand F. Fernandez, appointed by the first President Bush, chided the decision by Goodwin, a Nixon appointee, and Judge Stephen Reinhardt, appointed by President Carter...


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