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In Pennsylvania, buying beer out of state makes you a bootlegger

Adam Vickers is a just a regular guy who works for a general contractor and sometimes takes the back way home from work in Maryland. On occasion, he stops at a rural liquor store in Freeland, Md., to pick up some beer on his drive to Stewartstown, not far over the state line in Pennsylvania. […]

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Rob Douglas: The State Experiment in Recreational Marijuana Legalization

Rob Douglas, columnist with Steamboat Today, reports from Colorado on the situation since marijuana prohibition was repealed in January this year. With 15 years exploring and preparing for legalization, the transition to legalized recreational use has been exceedingly smooth thus far, encouraging those in favor of ending the national drug war. Listen to the rest […]

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Lawmakers Press for More U.S. Action on Islamic State

Top lawmakers stepped up pressure on the White House to more forcefully deal with the Islamic State, three days after President Barack Obama said the U.S. has no immediate plans to escalate military operations against extremists. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Cruz fires up conservatives, says bomb Islamic State ‘back to the Stone Age’

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, made clear this weekend his foreign policy strategy for dealing with the militant group Islamic State — “bomb them back to the stone age.” Full News here – FOXNews.com

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A Top Democrat Says Obama “Too Cautious” on Islamic State

The chairman of the Senate Intelligence committee said President Barack Obama is “too cautious” in developing a plan to deal with the Islamic State. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Captives held by Islamic State prove tough quandary for Obama

By Mark Hosenball and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After Islamic State’s beheading of journalist James Foley, President Barack Obama’s administration is making little headway in efforts to secure the release of three other Americans held by the insurgent group in Syria, officials said. Journalist Steven Sotloff and two others whom Reuters is not naming […]

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U.S. Secretary of State Kerry speaks at a news conference at the conclusion of the AUSMIN meeting at Admiralty House in Sydney

U.S. to push for coalition to fight ‘cancer’ of Islamic State: Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States will use a NATO summit next week to push for a coalition of countries to beat back incursions in Syria and Iraq by Islamic State militants who are destabilizing the region and beyond. "With a united response led by the United States and the broadest possible […]

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U.S. Considers Threat of a Radical State

U.S. officials assessing the Islamic State have begun considering the implications posed by a breakaway extremist state in the Middle East. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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U.S. Sees No ‘Specific, Credible’ Threats From Islamic State

The U.S. said it doesn’t know of any “specific, credible” threats to America related to developments in Iraq and Syria, but top U.S. officials have been in close contact with the U.K. government, which raised its threat level Friday. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Texas Judge Rules State is Underfunding Public Schools

A state judge ruled Texas is still failing to adequately fund public schools, after legislators last year restored $ 3.5 billion in spending cuts. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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