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Study links Washington state's legalized pot with rise in car-crash claims

DENVER (AP) — A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released Thursday that collision claims in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon went up 2.7 percent in the years since legal recreational marijuana sales began when compared...

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Fourth of July fireworks discouraged for sake of bald eagles

COLUMBIA, Conn. (AP) — Independence Day traditions in one small Connecticut town are clashing with an effort to protect an iconic symbol of the United States. Authorities in Columbia are asking residents this year to forgo shooting off fireworks for the sake of a family of bald eagles. Last summer, a pair of eagles became...