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House Votes To Allow Marijuana-Related Banking

The House voted Wednesday in support of making it easier for banks to do business with legal pot shops and providers of medical marijuana.

07/16/2014

The alleged attack on Jamal Hunter (credit: Denver Sheriff's Department)

In Case Like Denver Police Probe, Charges Are Rare

A federal judge has taken the unusual step of asking prosecutors to investigate whether Denver police tried to intimidate a witness in a jail-abuse lawsuit against the city, but experts say such inquiries rarely yield criminal charges.

06/17/2014

Diana DeGette, D-Colorado, holds up an ignition switch for one of the cars (credit; CBS)

Rep. Diana DeGette, Congress To Scrutinize GM’s Corporate Culture

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette wants General Motors to explain how it plans to fix what’s been described as a lax corporate culture and how the company plans to compensate victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches.

06/16/2014

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New Video Released In Connection With Alleged Police Intimidation Case

New video released Friday shows an alleged beating of an inmate inside the Denver Jail at the hands of deputies.

06/14/2014

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Investigation Ordered After Former Inmate Accuses Denver Police Of Intimidation

A federal judge is calling on the Justice Department to investigate Denver police. The judge wants to know if officers intimidated witnesses to a brutal jail house attack.

06/11/2014

CBS4's Lauren DiSpirito talks with farmer Kirk Eppelsheimer about hemp farming (credit: CBS)

Uncertainty Dominates New Hemp Market

Marijuana’s square cousin, industrial hemp, has come out of the black market and is now legal for farmers to cultivate, opening up a new lucrative market. That was the idea, anyway.

06/07/2014

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Colorado, Washington Seek More Pot Banking Help

The governors of Washington and Colorado are seeking more guidance from the federal government about banking services for their new legal marijuana industries.

05/27/2014

Supermax prison in Florence (credit: CBS)

Court: 30 Years’ Solitary OK For Convicted Killer At Supermax

An appeals court on Thursday denied a request by a federal prisoner convicted of killing three people behind bars to be released from solitary confinement, where he has been held the past 30 years.

05/22/2014

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Pot Growers Can’t Use Federal Irrigation Water

The U.S. Interior Department said Tuesday it doesn’t want federal irrigation water being used to grow marijuana in Washington, Colorado or anywhere else.

05/20/2014

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GM Recalls 2.7M More Cars; ‘Major Announcement’ From Feds To Come At 11:15 A.M.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Acting Administrator David Friedman are holding a press conference.

05/16/2014

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