• marijuana October 6, 2022 4:18 pm

    Biden Announces Plan to Reform Federal Marijuana Laws

    President Joe Biden on Thursday announced his three-step plan to reform federal marijuana laws, which includes an immediate pardon for all federal simple possession convictions.

  • marijuana March 19, 2021 5:42 pm

    Five Staffers Let Go Over Marijuana Use, White House Says

    The firings came despite the Biden administration’s efforts to balance federal hiring guidelines with state legalization laws.

  • Donald Trump November 25, 2019 3:41 pm

    Trumps Signs Bill to Crack Down on Animal Cruelty

    President Donald Trump has signed a bill that makes certain acts of animal cruelty a federal felony, saying it’s important for the nation to combat “heinous and sadistic acts of cruelty.” The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act prohibits extreme acts of cruelty when they occur in interstate commerce or on federal property. The legislation expands on a 2010 law...

  • Donald Trump November 18, 2019 5:00 pm

    House Lawyer Says Committee Investigating Whether Trump Lied

    The House of Representatives’ top lawyer told a federal appeals court Monday that the House is investigating whether President Donald Trump lied to special counsel Robert Mueller, and the attorney urged the judges to order the release of still-secret material from Mueller’s investigation. Two of the three judges who heard arguments at the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit...

  • OFFICER November 16, 2019 12:09 am

    Documents Reveal Sexual Abuse at California Women's Prisons

    A former California state prison inmate tells her story of sexual abuse by prison staff during her time incarcerated. A closer look at newly released records reveals a culture of sexual misconduct in California’s women’s prisons.

  • Donald Trump November 13, 2019 2:39 pm

    Justice Dept. Rolls Out New Program to Combat Gun Violence

    Attorney General William Barr announced a new initiative Wednesday that would better enforce the U.S. gun background check system, coordinate state and federal gun cases and ensure prosecutors quickly update databases to show when a defendant can’t possess a firearm because of mental health issues.

  • Congress November 13, 2019 2:11 am

    Supreme Court Appears Inclined to Let Trump End DACA Program

    Sharply at odds with liberal justices, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to allow the Trump administration to abolish protections that permit 660,000 immigrants to work in the U.S., free from the threat of deportation. That outcome would “destroy lives,” declared Justice Sonia Sotomayor, one the court’s liberals who repeatedly suggested the administration has not adequately justified its...

  • New Hampshire November 10, 2019 8:17 pm

    New Federal Grant Program Allots $10M for Dams in 26 states

    Built for irrigation in 1884, Smith Reservoir in Colorado no longer can hold as much water as it once did.

  • Donald Trump November 8, 2019 6:58 pm

    Facebook Is Deleting the Name of the Potential Whistleblower

    Facebook says it is deleting the name of the person who has been identified in conservative circles as the whistleblower who triggered a congressional impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s actions. The company said Friday that mention of the potential whistleblower’s name violates Facebook’s “coordinating harm policy,” which prohibits material that could identify a “witness, informant, or...

  • Donald Trump November 6, 2019 1:36 pm

    Congress Approves Bill Expanding Animal Cruelty Law

    Congress has passed a bill making certain types of animal cruelty a federal felony. The bill would expand a 2010 law that made creation or distribution of so-called “animal crushing” videos illegal. The new bill would make the underlying acts of cruelty a federal crime. The Senate unanimously passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act on Tuesday, two weeks...

  • New Jersey November 13, 2019 5:08 pm

    Student Debt Soars as Borrowers Are Slow to Repay

    Imagine a credit card bill that takes a decade or longer to pay off. Now imagine that you can’t get rid of it in a bankruptcy if your personal finances go off-track. Finally, imagine there are millions just like you, enough to attract the attention of presidential candidates. This is the $1.6 trillion world of federal student loans, next to...

  • energy December 5, 2019 2:12 pm

    How Daylight Saving Time Affects Health

    Here’s what science has to say about a twice-yearly ritual affecting nearly 2 billion people worldwide.

  • energy November 2, 2019 2:43 pm

    How Daylight Saving Time Affects Health

    Here’s what science has to say about a twice-yearly ritual affecting nearly 2 billion people worldwide.

  • Joe Biden October 20, 2019 12:57 pm

    California Relishes Role as Liberal Trendsetter, Trump Foe

    The Democrats who rule California took on homegrown tech giants Uber and Lyft over their workforces, convinced some of the world’s biggest automakers to buck the president on fuel emissions and passed a law that could change college sports nationwide.

  • Donald Trump October 19, 2019 10:51 am

    Trump Outstripping Obama on Pace of Executive Orders

    It wasn’t too long ago that Donald Trump derided presidential executive orders as “power grabs” and a “basic disaster.” He’s switched sides in a big way: In each year of his presidency, he has issued more executive orders than did former President Barack Obama during the same time span. He surpassed Obama’s third-year total just recently. Back in 2012, Trump...

  • California October 18, 2019 3:24 pm

    Supreme Court to Hear Case on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    The Supreme Court is stepping into a yearslong, politically charged fight over the federal consumer finance watchdog agency that was created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The justices agreed Friday to review an appeals court decision that upheld the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The agency has long been a target of conservative Republicans. The...

  • Governor October 17, 2019 11:40 pm

    Panel Discussion Weighs Potential of Safe Injection Sites

    The public discussed the possibility of safe injection sites Thursday at a meeting in Boston’s Charlestown neighborhood. The room was packed at the Massachusetts General Hospital Charlestown Health Center for a panel to discuss facilities where users can inject drugs under medical supervision.

  • Donald Trump October 17, 2019 8:51 pm

    Civil Rights Groups Slam RNC for ‘Fraudulent' Census Mailers to Montana Residents

    Civil rights groups Thursday blasted the Republican National Committee, claiming the group violated federal law and is trying to sow confusion after it mailed imitation census forms meant to mimic the real decennial to Montana voters to solicit money for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, NBC News reports. The RNC sent the forms — titled the 2019 Congressional District Census...

  • Governor October 17, 2019 11:35 pm

    MGH Offers Glimpse of What a Safe Injection Site Would Look Like

    This week, the public can get a rare glimpse into what a safe injection site would look like if they were open in Massachusetts. Advocates have set up a mock site at the Massachusetts General Hospital Charlestown Health Center as they look to raise awareness about the idea to combat the opioid crisis.

  • Governor October 16, 2019 7:47 pm

    Mock Safe Injection Site at MGH Shows Boston the Potential Life-Saving Measure

    Massachusetts General Hospital is launching a mock safe injection site in an effort to show the public that real ones can help prevent overdose deaths.

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