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FILE-In this Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 file photo file photo, Marijuana plants growing under special grow lights, at GB Sciences Louisiana, in Baton Rouge, La. Views about medical marijuana appear to be changing across the South, where efforts to legalize it have long been stymied by Bible Belt politics. Medical cannabis is legal now in 33 states, but most Southern states remain among the holdouts. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Medical marijuana bills challenge Bible Belt politics

Mar. 14, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Facing a potentially historic vote on whether to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky, Republican lawmaker John Schickel is conflicted. A retired law enforcement officer, Schickel once steadfastly opposed medical cannabis, but his stance has softened. Now he says he's approaching...

In this Tuesday, March 3, 2020 photo Samuel Ike, of Cambridge, Mass., left, dressed in the role of Revolutionary War-era African American abolitionist Prince Hall, walks past the grave with red flowers of the victims of the 1770 shooting by British soldiers, known as the Boston Massacre, at the Granary Burying Ground in Boston. The city is marking the 250th anniversary of the massacre that helped spark the Revolutionary War. The Daughters of the American Revolution is hosting a public tribute Thursday at the grave of the five victims of the violent conflict with British soldiers on March 5, 1770. The grave of founding father Samuel Adams rests at right. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Tributes, protest mark 250th anniversary of Boston Massacre

Mar. 5, 2020 9:11 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Solemn ceremonies and a protest marked the 250th anniversary Thursday of the massacre in Boston that helped spark the Revolutionary War. A wreath was laid at the grave of the five victims of the fateful conflict, and colonial re-enactors fired their muskets in salute during a morning tribute...

Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma, with White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, left, and Vice President Mike Pence, speaks to reporters in the Brady press briefing room of the White House, Monday, March 2, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Virus news fuels return of forlorn White House briefing room

Mar. 3, 2020 12:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House briefing room is back in business. The historic White House setting had fallen into something of a state of neglect during the era of President Donald Trump, who prefers to act as his own spokesman rather than send out his press secretary to brief reporters in the James S....

FILE - In this July 19, 1996, file photo, Muhammad Ali, is watched by U.S. swimmer Janet Evans as he lights the Olympic flame during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games opening ceremony in Atlanta. The Olympic cauldron used in the 1996 Games in Atlanta is scheduled to be publicly lit again for the first time in over two decades on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

Atlanta's Olympic cauldron to be relit for marathon trial

Feb. 28, 2020 5:52 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Olympic cauldron used in the 1996 Games in Atlanta was scheduled to be publicly lit for the first time in more than two decades on Saturday. Georgia State University announced the cauldron will be lit just before noon on Feb. 29, news outlets reported. The flame will remain lit until...

Hundreds of fools of the Elzacher Schuttig walk through the main street during the traditional Schuttig jump carnival parade in Elzach, Germany, Sunday, Feb 23, 2020. (Patrick Seeger/dpa via AP)

German, Dutch carnival parades called off due to weather

Feb. 23, 2020 10:21 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Several cities in western Germany canceled their traditional carnival parades at short notice Sunday, citing severe weather conditions including gusty winds and heavy rains. In Cologne, the famous school and neighborhood parades were abandoned and in nearby Duesseldorf the carnival...

The Vera Wang collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Vera Wang deconstructs evening clothes at NY Fashion Week

Feb. 12, 2020 2:26 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Vera Wang is a big name on red carpets, and in the bridal business. For New York Fashion Week, she wanted to do something totally different, she says. She calls the concept “breaking down evening," and by that she means literally breaking it down, as in deconstructing traditional...