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2006-01-03 23:30:00

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) -- Rhode Island on Tuesday became the 11th state to legalize medical marijuana and the first since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that patients who use the drug can still be prosecuted under federal law. The House overrode a veto by Gov. Don Carcieri, 59-13, allowing people with illnesses such as cancer and AIDS to grow up to 12 marijuana plants or buy 2.5 ounces of marijuana to relieve their symptoms. Those who do are required to register with the state...

2005-10-20 18:28:06

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel on Thursday approved legislation by Democrats requiring government agencies to disclose their role in prepackaged news stories they issue, in a move to clamp down on what has been called covert propaganda. The Senate Commerce Committee approved the measure that requires the packages to clearly notify the audience that the U.S. government prepared the segment or funded it. "The American people deserve the truth, not fake news from their own...

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2005-03-03 21:10:00

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even as law enforcement cracks down on clandestine labs cooking up methamphetamine across the country, there's no consensus on how to handle the drug's toxic byproducts, experts said Thursday. A House bill, introduced by Reps. Sherwood Boehlert, R-N.Y., Bart Gordon, D-Tenn., and Ken Calvert, R-Calif., would ask the Environmental Protection Agency to set voluntary standards for cleaning such sites and to fund research on the health effects, particularly on children and...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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