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Staff Reports


Half Of Americans Support Legal Marijuana

A Gallup poll released on Monday says that half of Americans support the legalization of recreational marijuana use, about four times as many as in the 1970s. The poll took into account age, sex, location and political affiliation.

Massachusetts Principal Maligns Christopher Columbus

Anne Foley, principal of Kennedy Elementary school in Somerville, Mass., sent a faculty email implicating Christopher Columbus for “atrocities” and also advising teachers that they needed to be careful in their handling of Thanksgiving lessons.

Clinton Visits Libya, Pledges Support, Money

Secretary of State Hilary Clinton traveled to Libya on Tuesday to offer words of encouragement and millions of dollars in U.S. aid to the country’s fledgling transitional government. Clinton is the first cabinet member of the Administration of Barack Obama to visit Libya.

Republicans Put The Heat On Healthcare Reform

Republican activists are setting the stage for a multi-step process to chip away at Obamacare in 2013. Republican lawmakers called on Monday for an immediate repeal to measures of Obamacare that the President’s Administration has said are unworkable.

Being Multilingual May Reduce Alzheimer Symptoms

A team of researchers studied CT scans of patients who had been diagnosed with probable Alzheimer’s disease and who had similar levels of education and cognitive skills, such as attention, memory, planning and organization. They determined that being multilingual can ward off symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

Paul Will Eliminate $1 Trillion, Cut Presidential Salary By $360,664

Ron Paul’s “Restore America” plan calls for massive Federal budget cuts to be made during his first year in office along with the elimination of five cabinet-level agencies and the lowering of corporate tax rates from 35 to 15 percent.

Khamenei: Iran Will Fight Against Any U.S. Action

Amid speculation that the U.S. will launch military attacks on Iran, the country’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warns that any “inappropriate action” will be met with decisive response. Iranians deny any involvement whatsoever in the alleged attempted assassination plot against the Saudi foreign minister announced by the Justice Department last week.

House Panel Examines Solyndra Loan Restructuring

The President Barack Obama Administration is under scrutiny again following the beginning of a House panel hearing on the $500 million loan package for Solyndra.

Pakistan Seeking Understanding With Islamic Militants

Though U.S. officials are still calling on Pakistanis to take a hard stance against Islamic militants, many in the country view the militant groups as disgruntled countrymen more than terrorist organizations and feel that the end of foreign military actions in the region will suppress terror attempts.

U.S. Spends $30 Million Looking For Gadhafi Missiles

After the U.S. helped Libyans oust Moammar Gadhafi, hundreds of surface-to-air missiles and other dangerous weapons fell into the hands of Libyan rebels and terror groups. Americans are now footing the bill for a $30 million program to track down the weapons.

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