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Washington State Uses Fewer Painkillers Than Most. Unrelated News: Pot Legal Tomorrow—THE EDGE

By Kaveh Waddell (@kavehewaddell)

TODAY IN ONE PARAGRAPH: Undocumented immigrants in Arizona can get driver licenses after an appeals court struck down a state ban. John Boehner stands behind his threat to sue President Obama. Washington state will license its first legal marijuana stores tomorrow, but details remain to be worked out. More than 60 women and girls escaped from captivity in Nigeria.

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ARIZONA WILL OFFER LICENSES TO UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS. An appeals court overturned Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's executive order that denied driver licenses to undocumented immigrants with work permits. (Yvonne Sanchez, The Arizona Republic)

 

BOEHNER STANDS BEHIND THREAT TO SUE OBAMA. "In my view, the President has not faithfully executed the laws when it comes to a range of issues, including his health care law, energy regulations, foreign policy and education," House Speaker John Boehner wrote in an op-ed that appeared on CNN. (Billy House, National Journal)

WASHINGTON STATE PREPARES FOR FIRST LEGAL POT SALES TOMORROW. Selling marijuana will become legal tomorrow, but only one store in Seattle—the state's most populous and most liberal city—will be officially licensed to sell. Regulators are still nailing down details before stores open at 8 a.m. (Evan Bush, Seattle Times)

NIGERIAN GIRLS ESCAPE. More than 60 of the women and girls kidnapped by Boko Haram almost three months ago have escaped after the Nigerian military clashed with Boko Haram fighters on Friday. (BBC)

TOMORROW IN ONE PARAGRAPH: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will testify in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee at a closed hearing on Iraq and Afghanistan at 9:30 a.m. At 10 a.m., the Senate HELP Committee will hold a hearing on child trafficking. At the same time, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on forced labor and slavery in East Asia and the Pacific. The Senate Foreign Relations European Affairs Subcommittee will hold a hearing on European energy security at 2:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., the House Veterans' Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on VA whistle-blowers.

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CHARGE YOUR PHONE BEFORE HEADING TO THE AIRPORT. A new TSA rule will not allow you to board a U.S.-bound plane with a phone that won't turn on. (Greg Clary, CNN)

U.S. BORDER PATROL LAUNCHES AD CAMPAIGN IN CENTRAL AMERICA. Billboards and video ads sponsored by the U.S. Border Patrol warn Central American families of the dangers of illegal immigration. (Caitlin Dickson, The Daily Beast)

IS U.S. EXCITEMENT FOR SOCCER HERE TO STAY? Long-brewing American interest in soccer has come to a head this year for the World Cup, and data indicate that the trend may continue. (Roger Bennett, ESPN)

WHO IS THE NEW NSA HEAD? "It's too early to guess what he'll do, but so far he seems willing to at least pretend to engage the public about the NSA's activities and submit to new limits on its power." (Adrianne Jeffries, The Verge)

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LANCE ARMSTRONG: Once an inspiring role model and global brand, the biker was destroyed by scandal. What happens to a hero after he's been broken? (John Richardson, Esquire)

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MAP: PAINKILLER USE BY STATE. The South uses more painkillers than any other region in the country. In Alabama, for example, 143 prescriptions for opioids were written for every 100 people. (Rachael Rettner, Scientific American)

MAP: AMTRAK DOMINATED BY THREE CITIES. The 18 million train boardings between D.C., New York, and Philadelphia in 2013 accounted for more than half of the country's Amtrak ridership. (Matt Yglesias, Vox)

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