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3:55pm

Thu April 12, 2012
Latin America

Some Latin Leaders Want New Approach To Drug War

Some Latin American leaders want to talk about the possibility of legalizing some drugs, a move the U.S. strongly opposes. Here, a Mexican soldier stands guard at a huge marijuana plantation that was uncovered in San Quintin, Baja California state, near the U.S. border, last year.
Antonio Nava AFP/Getty Images

When President Obama travels to Colombia this weekend for the Summit of the Americas, he'll be stepping into a vigorous debate about the drug war that could be awkward for the United States.

Some Latin American leaders, who also happen to be strong U.S. allies, say the American-sponsored war on drugs is failing and that new options need to be considered.

One proposal they want to discuss is legalizing some drugs — a move the U.S. strongly opposes.

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11:30am

Thu April 12, 2012
Education

The Power of Social Media: Conference on World Affairs 2012

64th Annual Conference on World Affairs

The panel discussing  social media at this year's Conference on World Affairs was in agreement that it is a double- edged sword that can both help and hinder a cause.

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5:13pm

Wed April 11, 2012
Business

Bennet Hopeful on Farm Bill Reauthorization

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) joined NRCS director Dave White in Greeley Wednesday.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Despite a polarized Congress, Colorado Senator Michael Bennet says he’s optimistic that the 2012 Farm Bill can be re-authorized before the November election.  The bill allocates billions of dollars for everything from disaster assistance to school nutrition efforts and Bennet has been holding listening sessions with farmers across the state as the Senate committee he sits on is preparing to draft legislation. 

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4:46pm

Wed April 11, 2012
Business

Colorado Joins e-Book Price Fixing Lawsuit

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Colorado is joining a multi-state lawsuit against Apple and four electronic book publishers. It alleges that the entities engaged in price fixing and other anticompetitive practices in the market.

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3:50pm

Wed April 11, 2012
Education

CSU Announces More Stadium Forums, Second Consulting Firm

CSU Stadium Committee

Colorado State University plans to hold two public forums on April 16 and April 17 to gather more feedback now that five sites have been identified for a proposed stadium. Four of those locations are on the southwest side of campus.

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