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August 7th, 2013
06:07 PM ET

Medical marijuana slowly growing on D.C. residents

Medical marijuana is now for sale in Washington, just blocks from the  Capitol. Yet these dispensaries are operating under tricky circumstances.

Owners Capital City Care say they are operating under the nation's strictest medical marijuana rules.

With names like Master Kush, Blue Dream and Jack Herer - the for-profit dispensary sells what it calls high quality "medical cannabis."

"It only applies for people who have cancer, AIDS/HIV, spasticity disorders like MS, things like that, and glaucoma," said Capital City Care owner David Guard. "To really qualify you have to be a very, very sick individual."
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Senior administration official: Moscow summit was probably going to be canceled anyway

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August 7th, 2013
10:18 AM ET

Senior administration official: Moscow summit was probably going to be canceled anyway

By CNN chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper

President Barack Obama's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow that the U.S. called off Wednesday was probably going to be canceled anyway, a senior administration official told CNN.

"We just hadn't gotten any traction" on issues that the summit would have addressed, including missile-defense and a reduction in nuclear missiles, the senior administration official said. Attempts to find common ground on economic and trade agreements also were problematic.
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August 7th, 2013
10:13 AM ET

Hashtag you're it: Zuckerberg slogan

We asked you on Tuesday to come with a campaign slogan for Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, who has recently waded into politics.

Thank you to all tweeps who played, and a shout out to the two who made air. @TomCrow tweeted, "Respecting privacy settings since yesterday." And @DocMomMN sent in, "We know more about you than the NSA."

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