Morning Newscast: February 8, 2008

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Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.:

he Senate Judiciary committee has voted to reduce penalties for the possession of small amounts of marijuana, but the panel rejected an effort to decriminalize the offense; Congressman Peter Welch is looking for ways to help drive down the escalating cost of getting a college education. One of his ideas would have required colleges to spend more of their endowments. And it got a swift reaction.



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