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A majority of U.S. citizens support legalizing marijuana, as per Gallup

Photograph by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

A majority of U.S. citizens support legalizing marijuana, as per Gallup

2013 By the Numbers

The folks at Gallup have a way of looking at the world through numbers. Some of their numbers noted today have a lot to say about the year passing: – 69 percent of Americans remain unaffected by President Barack Obama’s health...

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The American and Mexican flags during a protest at the Arizona state capitol building in Phoenix.

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The American and Mexican flags during a protest at the Arizona state capitol building in Phoenix.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 353

That’s how many U.S. counties were minority-majority in July 2012, according to Census Bureau estimates. The 353 counties where non-Hispanic whites accounted for less than a majority of all residents represent about 11 percent of all 3,143 counties or their...

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This undated photo released by the Massachusetts Governor's office shows 
William "Mo" Cowan, right, former chief of staff for Gov. Deval Patrick.

Photograph by Massachusetts Governor's Office

This undated photo released by the Massachusetts Governor's office shows William "Mo" Cowan, right, former chief of staff for Gov. Deval Patrick.

Senate: Two Black Members a First

William “Mo” Cowan, the choice of Massachusetts Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick for John Kerry’s Senate seat, is joining a chamber that will have two black members for the first time in its history. Cowan, a Democratic lawyer and Patrick’s former...

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Rep. Tim Scott hakes hands with House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy in Washington.

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Rep. Tim Scott hakes hands with House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy in Washington.

Tim Scott: South Carolina’s Odyssey

Ironies abound with Rep. Tim Scott of South Carolina set to become just the fifth black to serve in the U.S. Senate since the post-Civil War Reconstruction era — and only the second who won’t be representing Illinois. Scott, named today by Gov....

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Mitt Romney, as the Republican presidential candidate, arrives on stage at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Mitt Romney, as the Republican presidential candidate, arrives on stage at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Romney Remarks: `The Dumb Party’

Mitt Romney’s campaign already had suffered from the publication of some words offered in private to supporters — telling fundraisers during his run for president that 47 percent of Americans pay no taxes, are victims of government dependency and politically...

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Heather Knox, a Democratic delegate from South Dakota, with Obama buttons.

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Heather Knox, a Democratic delegate from South Dakota, with Obama buttons.

First Black President: The Buttons?

Jean Hervey stared at rows and rows of Obama campaign buttons at the Charlotte Convention Center and couldn’t find the one she wanted — a button that would signal the support of black voters for the first African-American president. “You...

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