The bipartisan immigration bill has been voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee and onto the full Senate, but it left behind an amendment that would have made same-sex couple eligible for family unification.
Medical marijuana dispensaries are slated to open their doors later this month in the nation's capital, with some locations within walking distance to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and other major federal government agency headquarters.
Lawyers for James Holmes, the 25-year-old man accused of opening fire in a crowded movie theater in Colorado and as a result killing 12 people and injuring many more, say they intend to pursue an insanity defense at his trial.
"Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis was convicted on Monday of a handful of misdemeanor charges, including assault and false imprisonment in connection with a previous altercation with three women. He faces up to five years in prison.
Continuing his recent push to have Washington pass comprehensive immigration reform into law, President Obama told Univision Wednesday that he expects a bill on immigration overhaul to be ready by April.