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My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning pot fans face a choice
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The federal government says grass and guns don't mix, and that is putting gun owners who use marijuana – and the strongly pro-gun-rights administration of President Donald Trump – in a potentially uncomfortable position….

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Southern states join to promote civil rights tourism
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southern states that once fought to maintain racial segregation are now banding together to promote civil rights tourism at sites including the building where the Confederacy was born and the motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died….

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Foes wary as Trump hands election probe to Homeland Security
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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Voting rights advocates and some state election officials cheered President Donald Trump's announcement that he was disbanding his election fraud commission, but their celebration could be short-lived….

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Hawaii case draws attention to same-sex child support issues
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HONOLULU (AP) — National gay rights advocates are watching how a child support fight between a divorced lesbian couple plays out in Hawaii, likely the first such case before a state Supreme Court, experts say….

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With Trump, some African Americans to skip Mississippi event
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Many in Mississippi's African-American community had waited decades for a civil rights museum. But with President Donald Trump coming to the museum's opening Saturday, some will skip the eagerly anticipated opening….

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1 job, 2 people: Who'll be in charge at consumer agency?
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Who's the boss? That's the awkward question after the departing head of a government agency charged with looking after consumer rights appointed a deputy to temporarily fill his spot. The White House then named its own interim leader….

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Jesse Jackson's decades in public eye shaped by many roles
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CHICAGO (AP) — For more than 50 years, the Rev. Jesse Jackson has been in the public eye as an activist, a two-time presidential candidate and a guiding force in the modern civil rights movement….

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Stalled in Congress, LGBT rights advance at the local level
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At the U.S. Capitol and in most statehouses nationwide, supporters of LGBT rights are unable to make major gains these days. Instead, they're notching victories in seemingly unlikely venues, such as Morgantown, West Virginia, and Birmingham, Alabama….

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