January 28, 2013 CPRColorado's vote to approve recreational use of marijuana also legalized its relative hemp, which is grown for food and other everyday uses, not for its high. Large-scale commercial farmers may be in line to benefit, but growing hemp is still illegal under federal law.
January 25, 2013 In a bombshell decision, a federal appeals court panel has invalidated President Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. Legal experts say the ruling deals a big victory to Senate Republicans in an era of congressional gridlock, and could push the issue to the Supreme Court.
January 25, 2013 KPLUObtaining a U.S. visa can be pretty straightforward if you have $500,000. The EB-5 program grants foreigners permanent residency if they invest $500,000 in an American business and create at least 10 jobs. Despite its success, critics say the program pushes the rich to the front of the immigration line.
January 24, 2013 While Chicago and Detroit are struggling to control rising murder rates, New York City hit a record low number of homicides in 2012. The police commissioner has often pointed to several controversial policing tactics for falling crime, but some analysts say there are many potential explanations.
January 24, 2013 White, who prosecuted terrorists during her time as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, would succeed Mary Schapiro, who stepped down in December. The president is also planning to renominate Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
January 23, 2013 Farmers in the Southeast had accused their own food cooperative, the Dairy Farmers of America, of striking a deal that created a milk monopoly and suppressed the price paid for raw milk. In settling the case, the cooperative said it did nothing wrong.