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Hunt on for gunman who killed 5, including 4 women, at Washington mall

Police were searching for a gunman who killed four women and a man at a Washington state mall Friday before fleeing the area. Washington State Patrol spokesman Sgt. Mark Francis said police were searching for a Hispanic man wearing black and armed with a rifle who was last seen walking toward Interstate 5 near the

FBI balks at pot background checks

 The FBI is refusing to run nationwide background checks on people applying to run legal marijuana businesses in Washington state, even though it has conducted similar checks in Colorado — a discrepancy that illustrates the quandary the Justice Department faces as it allows the states to experiment with regulating a drug that’s long been illegal