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High point of the week: House votes to end medical pot crackdowns

The somewhat surprising 219-189 vote came as the House debated a bill funding the Justice Department's budget. The measure now heads to the Democratic Senate.

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Drug companies charged with deceiving public on prescription painkillers

Companies obscured addictive effects of OxyContin, Percocet and other dangerous opioid painkillers, according to complaint filed on behalf of the People of the State of California.

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Obama, EPA moving forward on climate change

The Obama administration is developing a more aggressive policy on environmental issues, as the president increasingly sees fighting climate change as one of the core components of his legacy.

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Today in eco-history: First Earth Day teach-in held

The late environmentalist, Sen. Gaylord Nelson, D-Wis., founded Earth Day as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970.

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Many “Obamacare” critics accepted its subsidies

Several big corporations have reaped millions of dollars from "Obamacare" even as they support GOP candidates who vow to repeal the law.

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Today in Eco-history: Coal mine disaster kills 128

The mine was operated mostly by African American prisoners who, under Alabama's onvict lease system, had been "leased" to the mine owners. Regardless of how minor their crimes were, all of them rdied in the disaster.

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President celebrates Obamacare sign-up, rips Republicans

President Obama made celebratory remarks at the White House yesterday after more than seven million signed up for health insurance.

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Racial discrimination leads to increased deaths of black women from breast cancer

Although breast cancer survival rates increased overall between 1990 and 2010, white women benefited far more than did black women.

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Join us Tuesday for a discussion on the assault on women's rights

Join us Mar. 18 for a conversation with Carolyn Trowbridge, long-time activist in the women's rights movement in Arizona. In her state and others, the right wing is undermining the right of women to determine what happens with their own bodies.

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On health care “listening” tour, GOP Guinta ignores retirees

When Guinta asked who in the room supported the Affordable Care Act, all audience members indicated their support. 

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