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FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017

In this Oct. 4, 2016, file photo, farmworkers transport newly harvested marijuana plants at Los Suenos Farms in Avondale, southern Colorado. (Brennan Linsley / Associated Press)

UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 9:08 A.M.

Marijuana industry angered by White House reversal

The cannabis industry was rattled Thursday after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said he expects the Department of Justice to increase enforcement of federal laws prohibiting recreational pot, even in states where it’s already legal.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017

White House strategist Stephen Bannon listens at left as White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus speaks as during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)

UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 8:01 P.M.

Trump’s top lieutenants bat down reports of tensions

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon appeared onstage together Thursday to jointly insist that everything is running smoothly in the nascent Trump administration – including their relationship, which has been the subject of much speculation.

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In this Sept. 29, 2014, file photo, then-Labor Secretary Tom Perez speaks in the South Court Auditorium in the White House compound in Washington. (Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press)

THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 6:51 P.M.

Out of power, Democrats hope to harness Trump resisters

ATLANTA – Out of power and looking for a way forward, Democrats are hoping to harness the energy of an opposition movement that has flourished since President Donald Trump took office. The ideal for the party is to use a disparate network of liberal and progressive groups – like the Facebook sensation that led to worldwide women’s marches the day after Trump’s inauguration – to drive voters to the polls in gubernatorial and special House elections this year and congressional midterms next year. The enthusiastic throngs would then watch newly elected Democrats enact policies the movement wants.

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Sunday Spin 3: Strap ‘em in

Washington may soon require children to wear safety belts on school buses. A proposal that would require all new public school buses purchased after Sept. 1 to have both lap ...

Weekend Wild Card — 2.25-26.17

I admit that I welcome Fridays more than ever, since I began the 4X/week column-writing gig. Going into a week, I keep my fingers crossed that there's enough fodder to ...