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McConnell Eyes Farm Bill as Path To Legal Hemp

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants something to replace the faltering cash crop of tobacco in his home state of Kentucky. It's clear that he has found it: hemp. Sen. McConnell wants...
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ICE Gets More Prison Space for Immigrant Detainees

NPR is reporting that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it has acquired new space in federal prisons to house immigrant detainees — more than 1,600 beds. An ICE spokeswoman attributed the need fo...