Fri October 4, 2013

Around The Nation: Pot, Gambling And GMOs On The Election Ballot

Protesters in the "No On Proposition AA" campain in Denver's Civic Center Park, Sept. 21.
No on Proposition AA Facebook

In Colorado, voters will consider a huge tax hike on newly legal marijuana. New Yorkers could expand gambling. And Washington voters are in the midst of a multimillion-dollar campaign over the labeling of genetically modified foods.

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Sun August 25, 2013

Quitting Your Job For Fantasy Football

Originally published on Sun August 25, 2013 4:04 pm

Fantasy sports attract an estimated 36+ million players in the U.S. and Canada.

You may just call it late summer; for many die-hard sports fans, it's called fantasy football drafting season.

Fantasy sports is a huge business, with an estimated 36 million people in the U.S. and Canada picking teams and talkin' trash, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.

And now we may be at a tipping point.

One man - Drew Dinkmeyer - actually left his job as an investment analyst to play fantasy sports full-time.

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Tue August 13, 2013
The Two-Way

Million Dollar Mix-Up Ends Well: Two Kevins Each Win $1M

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 7:59 am

It paid to be Kevin Lewis last weekend.
Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati

As the Cincinnati Enquirer says, "Saturday was a good night to be Kevin Lewis."

When the announcement was made at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati that Kevin Lewis had won $1 million in a prize drawing, a lucky guy was presented with one of those big ceremonial checks.

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Tue August 6, 2013
Shots - Health News

Smoking Ban Tilts Odds Against Ambulance Calls From Casinos

Originally published on Tue August 6, 2013 2:20 pm

Feeling lucky? Smoke-filled casinos cloud the health outlook for workers and gamblers alike.
William Thomas Cain Getty Images

Public health advocates have lobbied hard in recent years to clear restaurants, bars and other workplaces of tobacco smoke, and the winds seem to be at their back.

Already, 36 states and the District of Columbia have enacted some version of an indoor smoking ban to protect the health of workers and patrons, and many local communities in other states have followed suit.

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Wed March 13, 2013
The Two-Way

Florida Lieutenant Governor Resigns, After Investigation Of Nonprofit

Originally published on Wed March 13, 2013 1:00 pm

Former Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll.
J Pat Carter AP

Florida's lieutenant governor abruptly stepped down on Wednesday, two days after Florida law enforcement officials questioned her involvement with a non-profit under investigation.

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