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This Cutting-Edge Marijuana Bill Could Keep Pot Users From Losing Their Jobs

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Marijuana had an incredible 2016, and the hope for pro-legalization enthusiasts is that momentum will continue to carry into 2017 and beyond.<p>As it currently stands, just 21 years after California became the first state to legalize cannabis for medical purposes, 28 states …

Cannabis

Beliefs About Climate Change May Reflect A Failure To Understand What Climate Change Is

A change in the weather happens when the measurement of a weather phenomenon like temperature differs from a short or long-term average. Weather change is generally measured for relatively short periods of time like days, months or years, and for relatively small areas like cities, counties or …

Climate Change

David Cameron suffers setback over proposed EU deal

David Cameron’s insistence that settlement terms defining a new deal for Britain in the EU must be immediately legally watertight and irreversible has suffered a setback after the president of the European parliament said he could not guarantee that.<p>The prime minister was in Brussels to meet Martin …

Europe

A Canadian corporation is busting insurance fraud with social media

Last month, Digital Journal reported the ICBC's top insurance frauds of 2015 or its 2015 Hall of Shame.<p>These consisted of false or exaggerated claims as well as staged motor vehicle accidents.<p>Although some were quite humorous, the ICBC pointed out the cost of these fraudulent claims are paid for by …

Sex worker trade booming in Silicon Valley

<i>Correction and clarification: A previous version of this story had the wrong name for Preferred411.com.</i><p>SAN FRANCISCO — For years, sex workers have been the entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley that no one talks about.<p>But with money flowing from the technology industry, the sex trade is booming.<p>"I …

Cooler Air Helping Firefighters Beat Back California Wildfires

Southern California firefighters battling destructive wildfires across San Diego County continued to win their fight against the flames on Sunday because of cooler temperatures and higher humidity levels.<p>Only four of the eleven fires that had flared in the region from Tuesday to Saturday remained …

California Wildfires

British-born Boko Haram 'ringleader' was 'radicalised at UK university'

Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, arrested on suspicion of carrying out bomb attacks in Nigeria, threatened to cut off hands of non-believers while living in Britain<p>A British-born "ringleader" of the Islamist group responsible for the kidnapping of hundreds of school girls in Nigeria was radicalised while …

Africa

Oculus Rift helps dying woman experience the outside world virtually

Game artist Priscilla Firstenberg used an Oculus Rift dev kit to help her grandmother experience the outside world before passing away, The Rift Arcade reports.<p>Cancer patient Roberta Firstenberg had become too weak to enjoy her favorite pastimes or walk around her yard. At the time, Priscilla — who …