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Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

Who were the victims of the Amtrak derailment?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman. A Wells Fargo executive. An Associated Press video software architect. A chief executive of a small tech company.<p>They are among the seven people who died in Tuesday night's derailment of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 in Philadelphia.<p>Amtrak's Northeast …

Student Government
Gwinnett County

There Is Growing Evidence that Our Universe Is a Giant Hologram

If this depiction of space is correct, then like any computer, there is an inherent limit to the universe’s data storage and processing capacity.<p>If a friend told you that we were all living in a giant hologram, you'd probably tell him to lay off the kush. But incredibly, physicists across the world …

Quantum Mechanics

Manny Pacquiao laments injury after losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Manny Pacquiaosaid after his Saturday night loss toFloyd Mayweather Jr.that he was hampered by a sore right shoulder that had been injured in training camp and was re-aggravated in the third round.<p>Pacquiao's performance in the 118-110, 116-112, 116-112 unanimous-decision loss at the MGM Grand Hotel …

No trace of Canadian couple as son airlifted out of Nepal

Fraser Macmillan was airlifted out of Nepal along with 53 other Canadians and dozens of evacuees of assorted nationalities, fleeing a nation devastated by an earthquake where food, shelter and water are in short supply.<p>But Mr. Macmillan's decision to get on the Canadian Forces' CF-17 on Wednesday …

Natural Disasters

Disaster relief: Aid workers struggle to reach desperate Nepal

Unni Krishnan spent hours on the tarmac in Delhi Sunday afternoon before he learned his flight would be cancelled because of a massive aftershock in Kathmandu. While the 49-year-old aid worker managed to catch a different flight to the earthquake-shattered capital of Nepal the following morning, …

Natural Disasters

Baltimore protests: Crowds, police stand off after curfew

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>Latest developments:</b><p>- 11:59 p.m. ET: Police arrested two people for looting and one for disorderly conduct, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said. But most of the 10 arrests made after the 10 p.m. curfew were for curfew violation.<p>- 11:55 p.m. ET: Baltimore police have made 10 arrests since …

House passes bill allowing corporations to share your data

If you wanted to explain the dilemma of privacy versus security to a curious relative, the Protecting Cyber Networks Act would be a good place to start. The bill has just been passed by the House of representatives (voting 307-116 in favor), and is designed to prevent future cyber attacks by …

Exxon CEO: Oil prices won't spike for years

There is mounting evidence that oil prices are poised to rebound from a historic bust.<p>Rig counts hit new lows each week. For the week ending on April 17, Baker Hughes says the U.S. lost an additional 34 oil and gas rigs, bringing the total down to 954. Domestic crude oil production appears to have …

Oil & Gas Industry

Obama: 2 hostages accidentally killed in drone strike

WASHINGTON — President Obama expressed "grief and condolences" Thursday for a January drone strike against suspected terrorists in Pakistan that accidentally killed two hostages, including an American aid worker.<p>Obama said he took full responsibility for the operation and apologized to the families …

National Security

What Saddam Gave ISIS

Newly unearthed documents shed light on the foundations of the terror group—and the crucial role Baathists played in organizing and directing a …

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Facebook admits it tracks non-users, but denies claims it breaches EU privacy law

Social network claims privacy report commissioned by the Belgian privacy watchdog ‘gets it wrong multiple times’ over what Facebook does with user data<p>Facebook has admitted that it tracked users who do not have an account with the social network, but says that the tracking only happened because of …

Privacy

Tornadoes rip through parts of Midwest; 2 killed

<b>(CNN) —</b> Geraldine Schultz, 67, and Jacklyn Klosa, 69, were neighbors in the rural Illinois hamlet of Fairdale.<p>On Thursday night, their close-knit community was ravaged by a tornado that shredded homes and ripped trees bare of leaves and most limbs. Only the thickest branches remained.<p>Schultz and …

Weather
Justice

Aaron Hernandez's lawyer admits former NFL star was at scene of killing

Former New England Patriot denies murder Lawyer says client made bad decisions<p>A lawyer for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez acknowledged on Tuesday for the first time that his client was at the scene of a killing and saw it happen, but he described Hernandez to jurors as a “kid” …

Crime

Top NASA Scientist: We’ll Find Signs of Alien Life ‘Within a Decade’

Humanity is on the verge of discovering alien life, high-ranking NASA scientists say.<p>"I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years," NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan said Tuesday …

Astronomy

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

'Furious 7' movie focuses on more than one type of race

<b>(CNN) —</b> It would be easy to laugh off Vin Diesel's prediction that his film "Furious 7" will win an Oscar next year, but not for the reason you might think.<p>After all, the actor was serious when he recently told Variety "It will probably win best picture at the Oscars, unless the Oscars don't want …

Film Industry

What's in the Iran deal?

President Barack Obama said that the framework agreement announced Thursday between Iran and six world powers is a “good deal” that will increase Iran’s nuclear breakout time from around two to three months to more than a year.<p>But, of course, the devil’s in the details. Here they are, according to …

Nuclear Energy

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Has the Most Ferocious Lawyer in America Defending Him

Judy Clarke, the publicity-shy anti-death-penalty attorney, has defended the Unabomber, Susan Smith, and Jared Loughner, and successfully spared them capital punishment. Mark Bowden provides an in-depth portrait of her startling career.<p>We do not often think of a defense lawyer as someone who wars …

Boston Marathon Bombing

Iraqi forces take back Tikrit from ISIS, official says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iraqi forces battling to wrest Tikrit from ISIS are now in control of the city, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Tuesday on Iraqiya TV.<p>Al-Abadi, who is also the top military commander, said on state television that the city was liberated.<p>While al-Abadi has declared victory in the battle, …

Iraq