A marijuana bud at a marijuana dispensary in Denver. Colorado, Oregon and Washington could become the first to legalize marijuana this fall. Ed Andrieski/AP hide caption

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3 Ballot Measures Would OK Pot Beyond Medicine

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Supporters turned out for President Obama's first post-debate rally on Oct.4 in Denver. The president is facing a fierce fight for Colorado after winning it by 9 points four years ago. RJ Sangosti/AP hide caption

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Colorado, A Big Win For Obama In 2008, Now A Harder Sell

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Barack Obama in a 1975 photo from the Punahou School yearbook. He and his eighth-grade homeroom classmates pose with a slide projector as part of the yearbook's theme of "Nostalgia." Punahau School 1974-1975 Yearbook hide caption

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Hawaii Prep School Gave Obama Window To Success

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Outside Political Groups Swamp Montana's Media Market

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Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., (center) campaigns at a parade Saturday in Belgrade, Mont. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Montana Democrat Faces An Uphill Battle To Keep His Senate Seat

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The Four Seasons resort on Lanai. Software mogul Larry Ellison recently bought virtually the entire Hawaiian island. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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You Can Buy An Island, But Can You Really Own It?

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Former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle gives a victory speech in Honolulu after winning the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate on Aug. 11. Marco Garcia/AP hide caption

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Can A Republican Win A Senate Seat In Blue Hawaii?

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Senate Debates Cybersecurity Bill

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Newspaper Takes A Stand On Anonymous Commenters

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Who Is Politician's Shadowy PAC Donor? Her Mom.

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Hyungsoo Kim brought his sons Woosuk (left) and Whoohyun to California from Korea so the boys could get an American public-school education. In "goose families," one parent migrates to an English-speaking country with the children, while the other parent stays in Korea. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Korean Families Chase Their Dreams In The U.S.

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Seattle Forager Inspires Others To Learn About Wild, Forgotten Foods

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A nearly 70-foot dock that was torn loose from a fishing port in northern Japan by last year's tsunami washed ashore on Agate Beach in Oregon. Marine scientists have found potentially invasive species among the 100 tons of marine life that traveled aboard the dock. Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation/AP hide caption

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As Tsunami Debris Crosses Pacific, Dangers Emerge

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A memorial outside Seattle's Cafe Racer on Thursday, a day after a deadly shooting inside. Just a few days later, musicians gathered outside the coffeehouse for an improvised memorial jam session. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images hide caption

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4 Days After Murders, Musical Mourners Improvise A Tribute

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