The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.
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By TIME Staff
April 17, 2015

Georgia OKs Medical Marijuana

Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation legalizing the use of marijuana in Georgia for medical conditions, including epilepsy, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, mitochondrial disease, Parkinson’s disease and sickle-cell anemia

Support for Death Penalty Drops

Public backing for capital punishment in the U.S. has dropped to its lowest in 40 years, although a small majority of Americans still believe in it

O’Malley Calls Out Hillary Clinton

Maryland’s former governor had sharp words for Clinton, who’s taken a more liberal stance on gay marriage and immigration as her campaign starts

U.S. Bird Flu Outbreak May Last a ‘Few Years’

A leading agriculture official has forecast that North America’s bird-flu outbreak could persist for some time. “It’s something in North America that we may have to live with for a few years,” the USDA’s chief veterinary officer John Clifford told lawmakers in Minnesota

Jeb Bush Says Senate Should Confirm Loretta Lynch

Answering questions at a town hall with New Hampshire primary voters at the Snowshoe Club, Bush, an all-but-announced Republican presidential candidate, stopped short of explicitly calling for Lynch’s confirmation as Attorney General

Instagram Now Allows Photos of Women Breast-Feeding

An updated set of guidelines clarifies that photos of “women actively breast-feeding” are 100% permitted. Photos of post-mastectomy scars are fair game too. (Images of “sexual intercourse, genitals and close-ups of fully nude buttocks” are banned)

Less Than Half of American Troops Are ‘Satisfied With Work’

Most of America’s 770,000 troops are unhappy at work and report pessimistic feelings. That’s according to mandatory online questionnaires soldiers fill out each year seen by USA Today, which show 48% of service personnel not feeling committed or satisfied with work

Relatives of Boston Marathon Bomber Break Their Silence

Members of the Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s family tell TIME they tried in vain to dismiss his defense lawyers. They believe the charges against him stem from an American conspiracy and they want him to appeal the guilty verdict

E-Cig Use Triples Among Middle and High Schoolers

E-cigarette use among middle school and high school students tripled in one year, U.S. officials say. The new data shows that e-cigarette use has surpassed the use of all tobacco products, including regular cigarettes, among young people

NBA Will Begin Testing Players for HGH Next Season

The league announced Thursday that testing will begin next season and players will be subject to three random, unannounced tests each year, in addition to “reasonable cause testing.” Two of the three tests will be administered during the season

J. Lo Will Pay Tribute to Selena at Latin Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez honored the late singer Selena Quintanilla by portraying her on the silver screen almost two decades ago, and this year she will pay tribute to her again, this time at the Billboard Latin Music Awards

Veteran Chinese Journalist Gao Yu Sentenced to 7 Years

A Beijing court sentenced a veteran Chinese journalist to seven years in prison on Friday after convicting her of leaking a document detailing the Communist Party leadership’s resolve to aggressively target civil society and press freedom as a threat to its monopoly on power

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