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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Shifting Rationale for Firing Comey

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Shifting Rationale for Firing Comey

By Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen | Apr 23
President Donald Trump offered a shifting rationale this past week for his firing of FBI Director James Comey and joined other Republicans in exaggerating how much simpler it will become for Americans to file their taxes.

Pot Politics: Schumer Joins Politicians Rethinking Marijuana

Pot Politics: Schumer Joins Politicians Rethinking Marijuana

By Kevin Freking | Apr 23
The top Senate Democrat is using marijuana's informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug, another sign of the growing political acceptance of pot.

New Data: Americans Filling Far Fewer Opioid Prescriptions

New Data: Americans Filling Far Fewer Opioid Prescriptions

By Linda A. Johnson | Apr 23
New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years.

NOT REAL NEWS: Colorado McDonald's Franchises Not Converting Play Areas Into Pot-Smoking Centers

NOT REAL NEWS: Colorado McDonald's Franchises Not Converting Play Areas Into Pot-Smoking Centers

Apr 22
McDonald's PlayPlaces aren't becoming pot places, not even in Colorado, the first state with legal recreational marijuana sales.

Suspended Fraternity: Offensive Video Was 'Satirical Sketch'

Suspended Fraternity: Offensive Video Was 'Satirical Sketch'

Apr 21
A fraternity suspended at Syracuse University over an offensive video said in an apologetic statement on Friday that the activities were intended as a "satirical sketch" depicting an uneducated, intolerant person.

Army Won't Meet Recruiting Mission, Lowers Goal

Army Won't Meet Recruiting Mission, Lowers Goal

By Lolita C. Baldour | Apr 21
The U.S. Army will not meet its mission to recruit 80,000 active duty soldiers this year and has officially lowered the goal. But officials say the service has been able to encourage more experienced service members to stay on the job.

Two Black Men Arrested at Starbucks Speak Out

Two Black Men Arrested at Starbucks Speak Out

Apr 21
Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson spoke to the Assoiciated Press, giving a timeline of events of the day they walked into the Philadelphia Starbucks and got arrested, to the days of protests after.

Facing Pressure, Starbucks Offers Bias Training

Facing Pressure, Starbucks Offers Bias Training

Apr 20
Facing furor over racial profiling in the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks, the company announced it will be closing its stores on May 29 to offer unconscious bias training. Some are questioning how effective that will be.

NY Homeless Shelter Steps From Billionaires Row

NY Homeless Shelter Steps From Billionaires Row

Apr 20
In the shadow of skyscrapers dubbed billionaires row, New York City is planning to open a homeless shelter - and many nearby residents are not happy about it.

Netflix is Proving to Be A Tough Act for Copycats to Follow

Netflix is Proving to Be A Tough Act for Copycats to Follow

By Michael Liedtke | Apr 19
Netflix's video-streaming service has been thriving for so long that other companies are striving to duplicate its success in other kinds of digital entertainment and content.

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