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Monday, June 6:

The Supreme Court ruled today that federal authorities could prosecute sick people who use marijuana for medical purposes. With today's ruling, the focus will now shift to whether Congress will step in and pass a law of its own allowing the practice. Megyn Kendall has the details.

And Priscilla Owen (search) was sworn in as a federal judge on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today, as the Senate continued debate on the nomination of Janice Rogers Brown. James Rosen has a report.

Also, speaking to a meeting of the Organization of American States today, President Bush said all people of the Americas deserve the "right to democracy." The administration has pointed to both Venezuela and Cuba as countries where democracy is threatened as Wendell Goler explains.

Senator Joe Biden (search) suggested yesterday that the Guantanamo Bay prison should be shut down, but Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Richard Myers (search), said the prison should remain open to hold combatants who know "no moral ground.” Bret Baier has the details.

Then, Dan Springer has a report from Washington state after a judge upheld the state's 2004 gubernatorial election, leaving Democrat Christine Gregoire (search) in her job for now. Republicans say they will protest the decision to the state Supreme Court.

Plus, Todd Connor takes a look at New Jersey politics with primary elections ahead on Tuesday. Although there's a clear favorite on the Democratic side, there's a real battle brewing among the Republicans.

And Rick Leventhal has details on the trial against Sami Al-Arian (search) that began in Tampa today. Al-Arian is accused of providing material to terrorists. Prosecutors say the former college professor used a charity he founded as a front to funnel money to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

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