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Colorado court hears appeal of worker fired for medical marijuana
(Reuters) - The Colorado Supreme court on Tuesday heard arguments over whether employees can be fired for using medical marijuana, which is legal in the state but illegal under federal law.



Inmate convicted of police killing to speak at Vermont graduation
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A former death row inmate, now serving a life sentence for the murder of a Philadelphia police officer in 1981, will deliver a graduation speech at a liberal arts college in Vermont at the request of students there.

Novartis ordered to face U.S. lawsuit over doctor kickbacks
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge said Novartis AG must face a U.S. government lawsuit accusing the Swiss drugmaker of paying multimillion-dollar kickbacks, including a $9,750 dinner for three at a Japanese restaurant, to induce doctors to prescribe its drugs.



Brookfield bids for Atlantic City's Revel Casino: WSJ
(Reuters) - An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management has topped Florida real estate developer Glenn Straub's $90 million bid for the bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources.

Oklahoma suspect in beheading death charged with murder
NORMAN Oklahoma (Reuters) - Oklahoma authorities on Tuesday filed murder charges against Alton Nolen, who is suspected of beheading a former co-worker at a food distribution center last week shortly after being fired, and may seek the death penalty, prosecutors said.



Florida loud music shooting not accidental, shooter testifies
JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - A middle-aged white man on trial for murder in the shooting death of a black teenager during a dispute about loud music told a Florida jury on Tuesday he thought his life was in danger and showed little remorse as he described pulling the trigger.