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FILE - This Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 file photo shows Donnie Anderson, a Los Angeles medical marijuana cultivator, retailer and co-owner of Western Caregivers, at one of his dispensaries in Los Angeles. The city will kick off the process for licensing marijuana cultivators and manufacturers on Aug. 1, 2018, but it's likely to be many months before any of those companies open their doors for business. Anderson says he's been paying rent for months for commercial space he can't use without a license. He told the city Cannabis Regulation Commission "we don't want to wait too much longer." (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
July 02, 2018 - 9:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles will kick off the process for licensing marijuana cultivators and manufacturers on Aug. 1, but it's likely to be many months before any of those companies open their doors for business. The announcement Monday was greeted with a mix of anticipation and frustration by...
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President Donald Trump watches as Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte leaves the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 02, 2018 - 9:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Supreme Court (all times local): 9:45 p.m. President Donald Trump has interviewed four prospective Supreme Court justices and has plans to meet with a few more as his White House aggressively mobilizes to select a replacement for...
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In this June 19, 2018 photo, paper straws sit at Duke Moscrip, owner of Duke's Restaurants, bar at his restaurant in Seattle. Businesses that sell food or drinks won’t be allowed to offer the plastic items under a rule that went into effect Sunday, July 1. (Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times via AP)
July 02, 2018 - 6:46 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Looking for a plastic straw to sip your soda? It's no longer allowed in Seattle bars and restaurants. Neither are plastic utensils in the latest push to reduce waste and prevent marine plastic pollution. Businesses that sell food or drinks won't be allowed to offer the plastic items...
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FILE - This July 12, 1972 file photo shows the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in Lacey Township, N.J. Federal regulators say America’s oldest nuclear power plant will shut down Sept. 17, 2018, and plans to have its reactor fuel placed into dry storage within about six years. But the Oyster Creek plant, which opened in 1969, will remain in Lacey Township, New Jersey, until nearly the end of this century. (AP Photo, File)
July 02, 2018 - 12:44 pm
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — America's oldest nuclear power plant will shut down on Sept. 17, but the Oyster Creek plant near the New Jersey shore will stay right where it is for the next 60 years. Officials with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a briefing Monday on shutdown plans for...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts listens as President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress Tuesday in Washington. The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy means that the conservative Roberts probably will be the justice closest to the court’s four liberals, allowing Roberts to control where the court comes down in some of its most contentious cases. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)
June 30, 2018 - 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts is the Supreme Court's new man in the middle. It's just that the middle may have moved well to the right. The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy means Roberts probably will be the conservative justice closest to the court's four liberals, allowing him...
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President Donald Trump, right, waves as he walks out, with from l-r., son Barron, first lady Melania Trump, and Amalija Knavs, mother of first lady Melania Trump, as they walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 29, 2018, for the short flight to nearby Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 30, 2018 - 6:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court vacancy just fell in his lap, offering a chance to shape the court for decades. The current court handed him two favorable rulings in a single week. And there's a Russia summit on the horizon, promising headlines for a week or more. President Donald Trump is...
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FILE - This Thursday, June 6, 2013 file photo shows the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The National Security Agency is deleting more than 685 million call records the government obtained since 2015 from telecommunication companies in connection with investigations, raising questions about the viability of the program. The agency released a statement late Thursday, June 28, 2018, saying it started deleting the records in May after NSA analysts noted "technical irregularities in some data received from telecommunication service providers." (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
June 30, 2018 - 1:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency is deleting more than 685 million call records the government obtained since 2015 from telecommunication companies in connection with investigations, raising questions about the viability of the program. The NSA's bulk collection of call records was...
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President Donald Trump, right, waves as he walks out, with from l-r., son Barron, first lady Melania Trump, and Amalija Knavs, mother of first lady Melania Trump, as they walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 29, 2018, for the short flight to nearby Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 29, 2018 - 8:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court vacancy just fell in his lap, offering a chance to shape the court for decades. The current court handed him two favorable rulings in a single week. And there's a Russia summit on the horizon, promising headlines for a week or more. President Donald Trump is...
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June 29, 2018 - 7:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency is deleting more than 685 million call records the government obtained since 2015 from telecommunication companies in connection with investigations, raising questions about the viability of the program. The NSA's bulk collection of call records was...
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FILE - This Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 file photo a vendor shows one of an assortment of marijuana strains during the High Times Harvest Cup in San Bernardino, Calif. Several marijuana businesses in California warned Friday, June 29, 2018 that they could face steep financial losses unless the state extends a July 1 deadline imposing strict standards for pot testing and packaging. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
June 29, 2018 - 5:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 150 marijuana businesses in California warned Friday that they could face crippling financial losses unless the state extends a July 1 deadline imposing strict standards for pot testing and packaging. In a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown, the United Cannabis Business...
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