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Today is a big day for marijuana in the United States. But that's never stopped marijuana aficionados from adopting the date as their own, and this year they have good reason to think they're on the winning side of America's drug war.  Since Colorado voters legalized marijuana for recreational use in 2012, Colorado has become America's Amsterdam, with the first shops opening this Jan. 1. The la…

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  • Saturday's Scoreboard Sun, 20 Apr, 2014

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    Saturday's Games

  • UPDATE 1-NBA play-offs 1st round results Sun, 20 Apr, 2014

    April 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the NBA Play-offs 1st Round games on Saturday (home team in CAPS) 1 2 3 4 T Atlanta 28 22 30 21 101 INDIANA 22 28 16 27 93 … More »UPDATE 1-NBA play-offs 1st round results

    April 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the NBA Play-offs 1st Round games on Saturday (home team in CAPS) 1 2 3 4 T Atlanta 28 22 30 21 101 INDIANA 22 28 16 27 93 (Atlanta lead the best-of-seven series by 1-0) 1 2 3 4 T Brooklyn 29 21 17 27 94 TORONTO 21 25 16 25 87 (Brooklyn lead the best-of-seven series by 1-0) 1 …

  • Bill Clinton's team sought tricky balance of bipartisan support for doomed health law overhaul Sat, 19 Apr, 2014

    WASHINGTON - President Bill Clinton's advisers estimated early in his term that his health care reform law would require a delicate balance of Democratic and Republican … More »Bill Clinton's team sought tricky balance of bipartisan support for doomed health law overhaul

    WASHINGTON - President Bill Clinton's advisers estimated early in his term that his health care reform law would require a delicate balance of Democratic and Republican support, according to documents that contrast Clinton's doomed effort with President Barack Obama's successful passage of his own overhaul. The documents, …

  • Calls against hate as victims of anti-Semitic gunman in Kansas mourned Fri, 18 Apr, 2014

    By Carey Gillam and Kevin Murphy LEAWOOD, Kansas (Reuters) - Thousands of mourners filled a church in Kansas on Friday to remember a teenager and his grandfather who … More »Calls against hate as victims of anti-Semitic gunman in Kansas mourned

    By Carey Gillam and Kevin Murphy LEAWOOD, Kansas (Reuters) - Thousands of mourners filled a church in Kansas on Friday to remember a teenager and his grandfather who were shot dead outside a Jewish community center last week in a suspected anti-Semitic hate crime. Adam Hamilton, the senior pastor of the United Methodist …

  • An armed man stands watch as protesters gather by the Bureau of Land Management's base camp near Bunkerville, Nevada
    After Nevada ranch stand-off, emboldened militias ask: where next? Thu, 17 Apr, 2014

    He was part of a 1,000-strong coalition of armed militia-men, cowboys on horseback, gun rights activists and others who rallied to Cliven Bundy's Bunkerville ranch, about … More »After Nevada ranch stand-off, emboldened militias ask: where next?

    An armed man stands watch as protesters gather by the Bureau of Land Management's base camp near Bunkerville, Nevada

    He was part of a 1,000-strong coalition of armed militia-men, cowboys on horseback, gun rights activists and others who rallied to Cliven Bundy's Bunkerville ranch, about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, in a stand-off with about a dozen agents from the federal Bureau of Land Management. Citing public safety, the BLM retreated, …

  • (Reuters) - Brief profiles of the eight Western Conference teams that qualified for the 2014 National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs: SAN ANTONIO SPURS Regular season record: 62-20 How they qualified: Won Southwest Division Head coach: Gregg Popovich Top scorer: Tony Parker (16.7 points per game) Top rebounder: Tim …

  • (Reuters) - Following is the schedule for the first-round, best-of-seven series in the National Basketball Association playoffs (prefix number denotes seeding, *-if needed): EASTERN CONFERENCE 1-Indiana Pacers vs. 8-Atlanta Hawks Game 1 - April 19 at Indiana Game 2 - April 22 at Indiana Game 3 - April 24 at Atlanta Game …

  • NBA: Orlando Magic at Miami Heat

    The Miami Heat may not be entering the playoffs as the top seed but they are still very much the team to beat, and anything less than a third consecutive NBA title could lead to the breakup of their Big Three. No club has won three straight titles since the Los Angeles Lakers in the early 2000s, and the 16-team field for …

  • April 17 (Reuters) - Brief profiles of the eight Western Conference teams that qualified for the 2014 National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs: SAN ANTONIO SPURS Regular season record: 62-20 How they qualified: Won Southwest Division Head coach: Gregg Popovich Top scorer: Tony Parker (16.7 points per game) Top rebounder: …

  • April 17 (Reuters) - Following is the schedule for the first-round, best-of-seven series in the National Basketball Association playoffs (prefix number denotes seeding, *-if needed): EASTERN CONFERENCE 1-Indiana Pacers vs. 8-Atlanta Hawks Game 1 - April 19 at Indiana Game 2 - April 22 at Indiana Game 3 - April 24 at Atlanta …

  • By Frank Pingue April 17 (Reuters) - The Miami Heat may not be entering the playoffs as the top seed but they are still very much the team to beat, and anything less than a third consecutive NBA title could lead to the breakup of their Big Three. No club has won three straight titles since the Los Angeles Lakers in the …

  • Portland to Flush 38m Gallons of Treated Water after Teenager Urinates in Reservoir

    A Portland reservoir has been contaminated by a teenager urinating into the water, leading city officials to flush away 38 million gallons of treated water for customers. Three men were caught on CCTV near the 7.5m-gallon Mount Tabor Resevoir No 5 in southeast Portland. "The basic commandment of the Water Bureau is to …

  • By Brett Wolf ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department has notified a former compliance chief at MoneyGram International Inc that he may face a fine of up to $5 million over the money transfer giant's previously admitted failures to properly police transactions for illicit activity, sources familiar with the …

  • The Mount Tabor number 1 reservoir in Portland, Ore., is seen in a June 20, 2011 photo. Portland officials said Wednesday, April 16, 2014 that they are flushing away millions of gallons of treated water for the second time in less than three years because someone urinated into a city reservoir. In June 2011, the city drained a 7.5 million-gallon reservoir at Mount Tabor in southeast Portland. This time, 38 million gallons from a different reservoir at the same location will be discarded after a 19-year-old was videotaped in the act (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Benjamin Brink)

    Portland officials said Wednesday they are flushing away millions of gallons of treated water for the second time in less than three years because someone urinated into a city reservoir. In June 2011, the city drained a 7.5 million-gallon reservoir at Mount Tabor in southeast Portland. "The basic commandment of the Water …

  • An oil refinery located on a branch of the Druzhba oil pipeline, which moves crude oil through the pipeline westwards to Europe, is pictured near Mozyr

    By David Sheppard LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude steadied under $110 a barrel on Thursday, after hitting a six-week high in the previous session, as traders assessed the risk that rising tensions in Ukraine could disrupt supplies from Russia. With Russian troops massing on the border with Ukraine and three separatists …

  • Toby Jenkins holds an "It's Time" sign as Oklahomans for Equality gathered at Tulsa International Airport with their signs for a send off celebration in support for the plaintiffs in the Oklahoma Marriage Equality lawsuit as they head to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver Wednesday April 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Brandi Simons)

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court with a familiar question for the judges: Did the state's voters single out gay people for unfair treatment when they defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman? …

  • Wednesday's Scoreboard Thu, 17 Apr, 2014

    Wednesday's Games

  • - - - Grizzlies 106, Mavericks 95 (overtime) Mike Conley hit two free throws with 1.1 seconds left in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Dallas Mavericks in a game that decided who would be the seventh seed in the Western Conference. Memphis (50-32) took the honours and will now open the post-season against …

  • UPDATE 2-NBA results Thu, 17 Apr, 2014

    April 17 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the NBA games on Wednesday (home team in CAPS) CHARLOTTE 91 Chicago 86 (OT) Indiana 101 ORLANDO 86 CLEVELAND 114 Brooklyn 85 Philadelphia 100 MIAMI 87 NY KNICKS 95 Toronto 92 MEMPHIS 106 Dallas 105 (OT) Atlanta 111 MILWAUKEE 103 Utah 136 MINNESOTA 130 (OT) NEW ORLEANS 105 Houston …

  • - - - Clippers 117, Nuggets 105 Blake Griffin scored 24 points and point guard Chris Paul added 21 points and 10 assists to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 117-105 romp over the Denver Nuggets. The Clippers (57-24) set a franchise record for wins in a season, topping last season's mark of 56. Los Angeles wraps up …