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Poll: Half of Americans Approve of Legal Sports Betting

Poll: Half of Americans Approve of Legal Sports Betting

By Wayne Perry | May 20
A new poll, conducted shortly before the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, found that 50 percent of Americans favor it

Teachers Who Led Strikes Now Turning Focus to Elections

Teachers Who Led Strikes Now Turning Focus to Elections

By Melissa Daniels | May 19
As they packed up their protest signs and returned to the classroom to finish out the school year, thousands of teachers in North Carolina turned their attention to a different fight: The midterm elections.

Manhattan DA To Stop Prosecuting Pot Possession

Manhattan DA To Stop Prosecuting Pot Possession

May 19
Manhattan's District Attorney Cyrus Vance says his office will largely stop prosecuting people for possessing or smoking marijuana starting Aug. 1. The move comes after The New York Times reported on the persistent racial gap in marijuana arrests.

Gay-Friendly Apple Weighs North Carolina Despite LGBT Laws

Gay-Friendly Apple Weighs North Carolina Despite LGBT Laws

By Emery P. Dalesio | May 19
Gay-rights advocates are divided on whether to cheer or bemoan a potential marriage between the state of North Carolina and one of the global corporations most friendly to LGBT workers and causes.

Hasbro Trademarks Play-doh's Scent: Sweet, Slightly Musky

Hasbro Trademarks Play-doh's Scent: Sweet, Slightly Musky

May 19
Hasbro has trademarked the scent of Play-doh.

In Veiled Shot at Trump, Tillerson Warns Democracy at Risk

In Veiled Shot at Trump, Tillerson Warns Democracy at Risk

By Matthew Lee | May 18
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took a veiled shot at President Donald Trump on Wednesday, warning that a growing national crisis of ethics and integrity has put American democracy at risk.

FDA Names Drugmakers Accused of Blocking Cheaper Generics

FDA Names Drugmakers Accused of Blocking Cheaper Generics

By Linda A. Johnson | May 18
U.S. drug regulators are publicizing information on brand-name drugmakers that use what government officials call "gaming tactics" to block cheaper copycat versions.

Liberal Wins in Primaries Cheer Some Democrats, Worry Others

Liberal Wins in Primaries Cheer Some Democrats, Worry Others

By Thomas Beaumont and Marc Levy | May 17
Democratic primary voters have chosen decidedly liberal candidates in several closely watched congressional primary elections, a sign that the left is driving much of Democrats' enthusiasm and may be winning the tug of war with moderates.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Misplaces Blame for Family Splits

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Misplaces Blame for Family Splits

By Elliot Spagat | May 17
President Donald Trump is wrongly blaming Democrats for a law that he says is forcing migrant children to be taken from their parents at the border. The decision to separate families was made by the Trump administration.

Mueller Investigation Enters 2nd Year - Where is it Headed?

Mueller Investigation Enters 2nd Year - Where is it Headed?

By Eric Tucker | May 17
Hundreds of pages of court filings, and public statements from witnesses, have to an extent pulled back the curtain on an extraordinarily secretive investigation. But much remains hidden from view.

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