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When Google hired Ted CruzFacing an investigation in 2010, the Web behemoth turned to an unlikely ally for help.


2015-03-06 03:35:38 -0700

Keith DavisThe fight that started Keith Davis on a path to a new life began when he was buying marijuana. It was early afternoon on Aug. 8. As he tells it, he was in at his usual hangout in North Central Philadelphia, in front of an abandoned church at 18th and Ridge. He was taking too long mulling over his purchase, and another man got impatient and told him to go buy his stuff somewhere else.


2015-03-06 03:28:41 -0700

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2015 file photo, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate’s 100 members embraced it. With Republicans now controlling both chambers of Congress, the chances for repealing the 2.3 percent tax on medical devices are better than ever. Yet abolishing the tax won’t be easy, even though Republicans rank it a top priority and are backed by Democrats from states that rely on the industry for jobs. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)The Justice Department is planning to bring criminal corruption charges against Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., for using his office to look after his friend’s business interests, CNN reports.


2015-03-06 12:22:52 -0700