Task force on marijuana law offers little on new policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The betting was that law-and-order Attorney General Jeff Sessions would come out against the legalized marijuana industry with guns blazing. But the task force Sessions assembled to find the best legal strategy is giving him no ammunition, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

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  • Written by SADIE GURMAN , Associated Press

Experts: Lack of remorse could bite 'Pharma Bro'

NEW YORK (AP) — Less than an hour after a U.S. jury convicted Martin Shkreli of securities fraud, the so-called "Pharma Bro" was back at his New York City apartment doing what comes naturally: trash talking in a live-stream on YouTube.

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  • Written by By TOM HAYS, Associated Press

Chicago to sue US Justice Department over funding threat

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday said the city will sue the federal government in defense of its status as a so-called sanctuary city and against threats to withhold U.S. grant funds.

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  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

UAW defiant in Mississippi loss as union opponents celebrate

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Supporters of the United Auto Workers say they're not giving up their fight to unionize a Nissan auto assembly plant in Mississippi after a stinging defeat, even as UAW opponents say Friday's loss proves workers don't want the union.

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  • Written by By JEFF AMY, Associated Press

US court upends murder conviction of Blackwater contractor

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a former Blackwater security contractor, ordering a new trial for the man prosecutors say fired the first shots in the 2007 slayings of 14 Iraqi civilians at a crowded traffic circle in Baghdad.

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  • Written by By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press