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[Washington] Woman claims she was fired for inhaling second-hand pot smoke

Hale said she doesn't smoke marijuana or use it in another form. The only one who smokes pot is her husband ... "I was fired for testing positive for marijuana even though mine was from second hand smoke," Hale said.
KBOI-TV 2News (Boise, ID)
added Apr 30, 2013 13:14
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[UK] Drinks industry 'behaving like tobacco sector' says alcohol study author

The author of a report that accused the alcohol industry of distorting evidence over minimum pricing said it was now harder for governments to make evidence-based policy where industry is involved. Dr Jim McCambridge told BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morni
BBC Online
added Apr 26, 2013 06:22
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Colorado court rules smoking pot off the job can still get you fired

Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that employees can still be fired for testing positive for the drug -- even if they never show up to work impaired. A divided panel of judges decided that because marijuana use is illegal under federal law, employ
NBC News
added Apr 26, 2013 05:19
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Iowa State Senator Says You've Been 'Bamboozled' Into Accepting Homosexuality - Johnston, IA Patch

"Health risks" from homosexuality are equivalent to those of second-hand smoke, said Sen. Dennis Guth, R-Klemme. Critics blasted the comments as "offensive," "disgusting" and "ignorant."
Patch.org
added Apr 18, 2013 11:05
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NRA Adds Greenberg Traurig to Lobbying Roster

Greenberg Traurig is advocating for the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action on firearms and gun control legislation, according to lobbying registration paperwork the firm filed with Congress on Monday. Michael Williams, a senior director at the firm,
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Apr 17, 2013 08:07
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[Australia] Quad bikes: tobacco on four wheels

Comparisons of the quad [bike] and tobacco industry tactics are compelling. As identified, the combination of rigid policy stances requiring irrefutable evidence of risk, social attitudes and interference by vested interests often result in policy makers
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
added Apr 17, 2013 07:30
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UCLA researchers find potential link between auto pollution, some childhood cancers

UCLA researchers utilized data on 3,950 children who were enrolled in the California Cancer Registry and who were born in the state between 1998 and 2007. They estimated the amount of local traffic the children had been exposed to using California LINE So
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
added Apr 10, 2013 12:24
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Auto Exhaust Linked to Childhood Cancers, New Study Finds

The latest study, presented on April 8, 2013 at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2013 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., showed a possible link between exposure to traffic-related air pollution and several childhood cancers. Julia H
EmpowHER.com
added Apr 10, 2013 12:22
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[Kentucky] Secret Tape: McConnell and Aides Weighed Using Judd's Mental Health and Religion as Political Ammo

A recording of a private meeting between the Senate GOP leader and campaign aides reveals how far they were willing to go to defeat the actor/activist.
Mother Jones Magazine
added Apr 9, 2013 19:52
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[District of Columbia] Obama withdraws appeals court pick Caitlin Halligan after Republicans block her confirmation

President Barack Obama withdrew his nomination of Caitlin Halligan to a federal appeals court Friday, handing a victory to Republicans in the Senate who twice blocked his pick for the key judicial post.
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 23, 2013 15:26
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