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A new survey indicates that more than 80% of Americans are reportedly in favor of legalizing marijuana for medical or recreational purposes, but more than half of those surveyed dislike marijuana's odor in public settings.

By the numbers: Per the study results from PSB Research, Civilized, Burson Cohn & Wolfe and Buzzfeed News, nearly one-quarter of Americans claim to "hate" the stench, with public consumption on the rise in the 10 states that have legalized the drug.

  • 23% of Americans surveyed described the trace of marijuana in public as a "major problem," while 28% said it was a minor problem.
  • 23% of Americans said: "I hate when I smell cannabis in public."
  • 41% said they neither notice, nor care.
  • 21% said it was not a problem.
  • Among current cannabis consumers in the U.S., one-third said having to smell the substance in public is an issue, and 10% called it a major problem.

Go deeper: 4/20 sells high: Corporate America embraces marijuana's big day

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U.S. economy adds 245,000 jobs in November as rate of recovery slows

Axios Visuals. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The U.S. economy added 245,000 jobs in November, while the unemployment rate fell to 6.7% from 6.9%, the government said on Friday.

Why it matters: The labor market continues to recover even as coronavirus cases surge— though it's still millions of jobs short of the pre-pandemic level. The problem is that the rate of recovery is slowing significantly.

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Fauci says he accepted Biden's offer to be chief medical adviser "on the spot"

The government's top infectious-disease expert Anthony Fauci said Friday that he "absolutely" will accept the offer from President-elect Joe Biden to serve as his chief medical adviser, telling NBC's "Today" that he said yes "right on the spot."

Why it matters: President Trump had a contentious relationship with Fauci, who has been forced during the pandemic to correct many of the president's false claims about the coronavirus. Biden, meanwhile, has emphasized the importance of "listening to the scientists" throughout his campaign and transition.

Updated 3 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Highlights from Biden and Harris' first joint interview since the election

Joe Biden. Photo: Mark Makela/Gettu Images

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris sat down with CNN on Thursday for their first joint interview since the election.

The big picture: In the hour-long segment, the twosome laid out plans for responding to the pandemic, jump-starting the economy and managing the transition of power, among other priorities.