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U.S. Will Deploy Solid-State Laser Weapon On Ship Headed To Persian Gulf

U.S. Will Deploy Solid-State Laser Weapon On Ship Headed To Persian GulfFor the first time ever, the United States is deploying a solid-state laser weapon. The Laser Weapon System (LaWS) successfully destroyed a drone in flight during a test run and will head to the Persian Gulf aboard the USS Ponce as part of what the military is calling an "at-sea demonstration."

Pew: Majority Of Americans Now Favor Legalizing Marijuana

Pew: Majority Of Americans Now Favor Legalizing MarijuanaFor the first time in four decades of polling, a majority of Americans support legalizing the use of marijuana.

Video: In The Name Of Science, Head-Bobbing Sea Lion Keeps The Beat

Video: In The Name Of Science, Head-Bobbing Sea Lion Keeps The BeatWhile rhythm can often be hard enough to find among humans, finding it in the animal kingdom has been even more rare.

‘I Am Not A Sixth Grader': Sens. Feinstein, Cruz Spar On 2nd Amendment

‘I Am Not A Sixth Grader': Sens. Feinstein, Cruz Spar On 2nd AmendmentEarlier yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation banning assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.

Today: First Key Votes On Gun Laws Since Newtown Shootings

Today: First Key Votes On Gun Laws Since Newtown ShootingsThe most aggressive attempts to change federal gun law since 1994, when Congress passed a ban on assault-style weapons, come up for key votes today.

198,000 Jobs Added In February, Report Shows; January Growth Revised Upward

198,000 Jobs Added In February, Report Shows; January Growth Revised UpwardThere were 198,000 jobs added to private employers' payrolls in February, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report — a privately produced snapshot of the employment picture that's sometimes a signal of what the Bureau of Labor Statistics will say when it releases its data from the same month.

Death By Drone, And The Sliding Scale Of Presidential Power

Death By Drone, And The Sliding Scale Of Presidential PowerThe controversy over President Obama's targeted-killings-by-drone policy is a reminder that the default position of presidents in times of crisis is to side with national security over civil liberties. That instinct has been true throughout history, and has been acted on by liberal presidents and core conservatives.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Public Pressure, Background Checks Central To Obama Gun Control Strategy

Public Pressure, Background Checks Central To Obama Gun Control StrategyGun control historically has been one of the most divisive issues in Congress, between the parties and even inside the Democratic coalition. Yet some in President Obama's own party say he has put together a gun agenda that is sweeping without being too painful for most Democrats to support.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Gavel Alaska – Starts Next Week

Gavel Alaska – Starts Next WeekJanuary 15 marks the beginning of the Alaska Legislature for this session.  Gavel Alaska will provide “Gavel to Gavel” coverage of the proceedings on 360 North Television and 360north.org.  Before our lawmakers convene, 360north.org and gavelalaska.org will provide a new web interface for getting information, watching meetings and finding proceedings of interest to you in our media archives.  The sites will combine in early January to give you a “one stop” web location for information about Alaska and our government.  Watch for the soon coming changes on gavelalaska.org and 360north.org.  And, join us to watch the first day of the legislative session and the events that surround a new year of coverage of Alaska government.

In Tied Race, Candidate’s Wife Didn’t Vote

Bobby McDonald of Walton, Ky., thought he had a good shot at winning a seat on the city council, so he let his wife sleep past closing time at the polls.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us