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MORNING BUZZ: Lawmakers to discuss medical marijuana + Mark Sanford bracing for legal trouble

| Wednesday, Sep. 03, 2014

Buzzing today:

• The medical marijuana study committee will meet at 1 p.m. Lawmakers will hear from the Medical University of South Carolina President Dr. David Cole, who will discuss a clinical trial, according to the agenda.

Contract to Cheat

Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

U.S. employers treat many construction workers as independent contractors -- a tactic that costs taxpayers billions.

Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people."

Coming Thursday: Tax cheats cost you billions

Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Across the country, roughly 10 million construction workers spend each day in a dangerous and fickle industry. They hang drywall, lay carpet, shingle roofs. Yet in the eyes of their bosses, they aren't employees due the benefits the government requires.

Texans among beneficiaries of big donor’s generosity

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Millions of additional dollars are flowing into campaign coffers of Ted Cruz and others, thanks to Supreme Court ruling doing away with limits.

U.S.airstrikes and aid for Iraqi town under siege

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Aircraft from Australia, France and Britain joined the U.S. in delivering the aid to thousands of Shiite Turkmen in the farming community about 105 miles north of Baghdad.

Heart failure drug shows big promise

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

It cut the chances of death or hospitalization by 20 percent, a study finds.

Audio in Missouri case could hold clues to shooting

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

The 12-second recording, made on a smartphone with the app Glide, a video messaging service, is believed to have captured Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson shooting Michael Brown to death on Aug. 9.

Officer in Ferguson shooting has dropped from sight

|Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot an 18-year-old unarmed black man, was born in Fort Worth in 1986.

Doctor who contracted Ebola discharged from Atlanta hospital

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Dr. Kent Brantly, a Fort Worth-trained doctor who survived the deadly Ebola virus, thanked doctors, family and God in a news conference after his recovery and before his discharge from Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital.