A Late Christmas Tree May Not Be A Beauty, But It's A Tradition
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'Bertha' Still Stuck In Her Tunnel Under Seattle
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Partiers celebrate marijuana legalization in Washington state at a pot party in Seattle earlier this month. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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A Majority In U.S. Favor Legal Pot, But Will That Stick?
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Washington is the second state to adopt rules for the recreational sale of marijuana. Some entrepreneurs see state-licensed pot as a golden ticket, but other growers aren't sure applying for a license makes good business sense. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Washington State Growers Roll The Dice On New Pot Licenses
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A lineman grounds a line on a replacement pole in McNeill, Miss., after 2012 Christmas day storms downed both telephone and electric power lines and poles throughout the state. Upkeep on traditional landlines is expensive, and some are pushing for relaxing requirements that phone companies maintain these lines. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Is It The End Of The Line For The Landline?
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In Washington state, dogs don't need to sniff out pot anymore, but troopers are keeping an eye out for high drivers. Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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There May Be A Green Light For Pot, But Not For Driving High
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Social media companies like Facebook won't talk about who can access face-tagging data. That silence is a problem, privacy advocates say. iStockPhoto.com hide caption

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A Look Into Facebook's Potential To Recognize Anybody's Face
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Heavy Internet traffic and system problems plagued the launch of the new HealthCare.gov insurance exchange site. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It's Easy To Blame The Canadians For HealthCare.gov Problems
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Seattle Suburb Considers Setting $15 'Living Wage'
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So What Happens If The Movement To Label GMOs Succeeds?
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In the last few years, the feds have expanded efforts to collect tips about people's behavior in the real world. At a fusion center in Las Vegas, workers like Daniel Burns, a program coordinator, analyze suspicious activity reports. The ACLU on Thursday posted more than 1,800 of these reports that were gathered in central California. Monica Lam/Center for Investigative Reporting hide caption

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ACLU Posts Fed-Collected 'Suspicious' Activity Reports Online
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Police officials stand next to a bullet-ridden Seattle Metro bus on Aug. 12. A man with a history of mental illness shot and wounded the driver, then died in a chaotic shootout with police. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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After Attacks, Seattle Rethinks How To Treat Mentally Ill
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Data Marketing Critics Check Out What's Written About Them
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