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The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …


No More Swiping: New Credit Cards Designed To Reduce Theft

For the black magnetic stripes on the backs of your credit and debit cards, Thursday will mark the beginning of the end — a shift that could be costly for retailers.<p>Since the beginning of credit cards, merchants were never liable if a thief used a stolen or counterfeit credit card to shop; the bank …

Identity Theft

A Blood Supermoon Rises Around the World: Pictures

Buenos Aires

Russia’s Mysterious New Submarine

It looks like the Moscow vs. the USS Jimmy Carter. But can the Kremlin afford the ship’s new technology?<p>On August 11 at the port of Severodvinsk in …

How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election

Google has the ability to drive millions of votes to a candidate with no one the wiser.<p>America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was …

Obama Administration

Russia bringing back Cold War mini-subs, report says

Russia is reportedly bringing back a fleet of Cold War-era mini-submarines, a move that could ramp up tensions with the West.<p>Moscow is set to bring back the Cold War-era Piranha-class midget subs as part of a $350 million military spending spree, according to the U.K.’s Daily Express. An unnamed …


Justices Deeply Divided Over Same-Sex-Marriage Arguments

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed closely divided Tuesday over the question of gay marriage, with Justice Anthony Kennedy likely holding the deciding vote.<p>Kennedy, who over the past two decades has written the court's three decisions recognizing and expanding gay rights, seemed …


How white people created the conditions for anti-immigrant riots in South Africa

A recent spate of anti-immigrant violence in South African cities has been linked to comments made by Goodwill Zwelithini, king of the Zulu nation. At a rally in late Mar. 2015, the monarch reportedly told supporters, “We urge all foreigners to pack their bags and leave.”<p>“As I speak to you, you …

South Africa

Saddam Hussein loyalist Izzat Ibrahim killed, Iraqi officials say

Izzat Ibrahim, a fugitive confidant of former Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein who helped spearhead a deadly insurgency against U.S. troops and later formed an alliance with<p>Islamic Statemilitants, was shot dead Friday by security forces, Iraqi officials said.<p>Ibrahim, a former vice president known for …

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

We often hear advice like, "Think positive and good things will happen," or "Try your hardest and eventually things will work out." While these words of wisdom certainly have merit, what may seem like well meaning suggestions won't help you reach your goals if you're simultaneously engaging in …


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40 Thought-Provoking Quotes to Get You Motivated

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Confessions of a Non-Gluten Eater

Why I went for it, why I stuck with it…<p>In the summer of 2013 I opted to stop eating gluten. I'm married to a hedge fund VP who became a holistic nutritionist and while I wasn't fully on board with embracing a new lifestyle in the beginning, I thought it was worth a try. I'd never had any food …


Hillary Clinton Hits the Campaign Trail in Iowa

Hillary Clinton

How the U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.<p>While the White House has said the breach only …

U.S. Dept. of State

London Thieves Take Up To $300 Million In Gems In Easter Heist

In a complex crime that relied on a descent down an elevator shaft and on heavy cutting equipment, thieves made away with up to $300 million in gems and other valuables stolen from a secure facility where jewelry stores often stow their holdings. It could go down as the richest heist in Britain's …