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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the high court and the key swing vote in some of the nation's highest-profile cases, announced her resignation Friday.
The USA Patriot Act, in the name of fighting terrorism, allows the government to find out which books and Internet sites a person has seen. It lets investigators secretly search homes and monitor phone calls and e-mail.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Republican Gov. Don Carcieri vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have made Rhode Island the 11th state to allow the medical use of marijuana. Legislators said they believed they had enough votes to override the governor.
The Rhode Island Senate Tuesday approved legislation that protects patients and their primary caregivers who use and prescribe marijuana for medical reasons from arrest.
Chicago on Wednesday became the first big city in the nation to ban the sale and manufacture of "Pot Suckers'' -- marijuana-flavored candy tailor-made to lure young people into experimenting with drugs.
Texas cops thought they'd made a major drug bust when they raided a home northwest of Houston last Tuesday. After all, it looked like there were huge marijuana plants growing in the front yard.
After 25 years, the Rainbow Family of Living Light is making a return to the Pocahontas County area.
By Coele Gaia
Chet Helms, the revered father of the Summer of Love who brought Janis Joplin to San Francisco, has died.