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Wary governors halt, question plan to accept Syrian refugees

...made it clear that the state is within its legal rights to do so, saying that he is invoking the state's right under federal law to immediately consult with U.S. officials on any new refugee placements. He also wants Congress to change the...
Nation and World
Tribe to open nation's first marijuana resort

...The prosperity that marijuana could bring to Indian Country comes with huge caveats. The drug remains illegal under federal law, and only Congress can change its status. The administration that moves into the White House in 2017 could overturn...
Nation and World
Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds

...its GOP supporters have said the videos show that Planned Parenthood sells the tissue for profit, which is illegal under federal law.Planned Parenthood says the videos are selectively edited and that the organization only recovers costs of the...
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My Turn: Walker doesn't need approval to expand Medicaid

...Medicaid statutes do not allow for options unless the Legislature explicitly accepts those options in state statutes.Under federal law, Medicaid expansion is mandatory on states, not optional, and so the governor may expand Medicaid without legislatures...
Pot legal, but finances remain in black market

...alongside heroin. Even though legal in some form in 22 states, marijuana banking amounts to money laundering under federal law as a result of the substance designation."So far, as businesses go, I don't know anybody who has a bank who's...
Anti-pot taboo shrinks in presidential politics

...Republicans, like Democrats, are saying they won't interfere with states that are legalizing a drug still forbidden under federal law. And at conservative policy gatherings, Republicans are discussing whether drug sentences should be eased.A quarter...
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Study: Scant evidence medical marijuana helps many illnesses

...been based on poor quality studies, patients' testimonials or other nonscientific evidence.Marijuana is illegal under federal law and some scientists say research has been stymied by government hurdles including a declaration that marijuana is...
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Empire Editorial: North Pacific council didn't do enough to protect Alaska's halibut fishermen

...halibut, to name a few.We call those other species bycatch, and when trawlers pull them up, it's a problem. Under federal law, the trawlers can't retain those fish. They get dumped overboard and usually die. Millions of pounds of otherwise...
Bering Sea halibut bycatch cut leaves both trawlers and halibut fishermen unhappy

...something else. The key difference for fishermen is that you can eat the tailings, and some people prefer them.Under federal law, bycatch can't be kept. It must be thrown overboard, leading to the waste of thousands - if not millions - of pounds...
DEA chief to retire amid pressure over sex scandal

...hands-off approach that lets states legalize marijuana so long as it is state-regulated. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law and is classified by the DEA as a Schedule 1 drug, along with drugs such as heroin and peyote.Leonhart also declined...
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