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By Gabe Moses
The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee introduced a bill yesterday that would make the controversial USA Patriot Act permanent, but he balked at including some new powers sought by the Bush administration.
SAN FRANCISCO California supporters of the state's medical marijuana program held simultaneous demonstrations in several cities today, accusing police of aiding federal agents in closing marijuana dispensaries.
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OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. -- An electrical contractor working on a Long Island college campus stumbled upon an elaborate underground marijuana farm Monday morning, police said.
In Mississippi, they wanted to call it a levy on unauthorized substances.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Willie Nelson is so prolific that sometimes even he forgets he has another record coming out. At a recent show here with Bob Dylan, Nelson performed a long list of hits, but not a single song from his new long-awaited reggae album.
SAN FRANCISCO -- California proponents of medicinal marijuana use say the state overreacted by suspending a program to provide identification cards to authorized patients.
The manager of a Middle Eastern restaurant, who was taken into custody because his name turned up on terrorist watch list, is now facing deportation to his native Egypt because he bought a small amount of marijuana in 1999.