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Pot Use On The Rise In U.S., Report Says

June 26, 2014 - 3:53pm

Unlike in the rest of the world, more Americans are using the drug, according to a new United Nations report. Marijuana's potency is also on the rise, the report found.

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Sen. Tim Scott's Mission: Build Wealth Among 'The Most Vulnerable'

June 26, 2014 - 1:47pm

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has become a leading conservative voice focused on building wealth among people of color. Scott tells host Michel Martin about his ideas for growing the economy.

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Political Chat: Primary Results, Boehner's Obama Lawsuit

June 26, 2014 - 1:47pm

Several primary elections wrapped up this week. Host Michel Martin speaks with two seasoned political analysts to learn more about the primary results and the races to watch later this year.

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Former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker Dies At 88

June 26, 2014 - 1:42pm

Baker, of Tennessee, also served as President Ronald Reagan's chief of staff from 1987-88 and later as ambassador to Japan.

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In Narrow Ruling, Supreme Court Invalidates 3 Obama Appointments

June 26, 2014 - 10:34am

The court says the 2012 appointments to the National Labor Relations Board are invalid because they weren't approved by the Senate, which was in pro forma session at the time.

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Interest Groups Come Down On Opposite Sides Of Export-Import Bank

June 26, 2014 - 5:06am

Establishment Republicans and Tea Party conservatives clash over a federal agency that helps finance U.S. firms in foreign trade. The legal authority for the Export-Import Bank expires in September.

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Absentee Ballots To Decide Whether Rep. Rangel Gets A 23rd Term

June 26, 2014 - 5:06am

Even though votes are still being counted, Rep. Charles Rangel has declared victory in his race against Adriano Espaillat. It could be more than a week before the results are available.

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