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    Producers of pigs picking fight amid European trade deal

    R.C. Hunt, who’s raised pigs for 50 years in North Carolina, offers no apologies for a common practice in the U.S. pork industry: mixing feed with a controversial drug that makes the animals grow leaner in the final weeks of their lives.

    Monday, July 21, 2014 at 5:39 PM

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    Marijuana ads signal new strategy in push to legalize

    In the topsy-turvy world of marijuana politics, conservative Republican Rep. Doc Hastings of Washington state is the unlikely hero of the moment, lauded for trying to protect medical pot users from federal arrest.

    Friday, July 11, 2014 at 2:04 PM

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    White House warns of rising drug use, says legalization is no panacea

    A day after Washington state joined Colorado in selling marijuana in retail outlets, the Obama administration on Wednesday criticized drug legalization and warned that a declining perception of risk is leading more U.S. teens to smoke pot.

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 6:27 PM

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    Little-known Export-Import Bank ignites big trade fight

    As a federal agency, the bank provides credit insurance, loans and guarantees to help foreign buyers purchase U.S. goods and services. Critics say it’s corporate welfare, unnecessarily putting taxpayers’ money at risk.

    Monday, June 16, 2014 at 3:14 PM

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    In Cantor’s defeat, ambition runs high inside the the House GOP

    Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s humiliating defeat Tuesday sounded the opening gun for an unexpected Republican leadership scramble that could vault California’s Kevin McCarthy to the House of Representatives’ top spot.

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 6:44 PM

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    High times for hemp in Senate vote

    By any measure, the U.S. hemp industry is playing a hot hand these days.

    Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 3:48 PM

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    Benghazi probe congressmen brace for long investigation

    As he began one of the most high-profile assignments of his 17-year career in Congress, Rep. Adam Smith confessed to feeling a little clueless about exactly what he’ll be doing.

    Friday, May 30, 2014 at 5:45 PM

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    In historic vote, House backs medical marijuana

    For the first time, the House of Representatives voted early Friday to block the federal government from enforcing its marijuana laws in states that have approved use of the drug for medical purposes.

    Friday, May 30, 2014 at 4:08 PM

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    Congress spars over spuds

    Chris Voigt, who once ate 20 potatoes a day for 60 days in a row, says poor kids should have the right to eat more white spuds.

    Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 5:34 PM

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    Bill would buy summer lunch for kids out of school

    Charity Edwards is unemployed and separated from her husband, raising four kids on a monthly income of $1,100. She gets another $419 a month in food stamps. Under a bill introduced Wednesday, she’d get another $600 to buy food when schools...

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 6:32 PM

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