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Detectives uncover $10M drug ring after stopping UHaul in New York

Detectives uncovered a $10 million Brooklyn drug operation that included liquefied pot used in e-cigarettes when they stopped a U-Haul truck stuffed with hundreds of pounds of marijuana hidden among furniture, police said Friday.<p>Acting on a tip from federal investigators that a large shipment of …

These famous athletes are advocating for marijuana as a workout tool

The District recently marked the first anniversary of its legalization of recreational marijuana. And as the city is home to so many fitness-minded people, it’s likely that at least a few of them are wondering whether it makes sense, or whether it’s even safe, to incorporate pot into their exercise …

How One Family's Drug Trafficking, Kidnapping, and Murder Charges Turned a Texas Teacher Fugitive | VICE News

After Monica Velasco went on the run from the law, parents of her students at Thomas Manor Elementary School in El Paso, Texas, told investigators that the unassuming 42-year-old brunette was one of best teachers their children ever had.<p>She used to return home in the evenings to a spacious $400,000 …

Keeping It Casual: A Day with South Carolina's 21st Century Racists

In Laurens, South Carolina, there's a view that any racial prejudice tamer than snarling dogs, fire hoses, and "Whites Only" signs isn't really racism, but something ingrained in a lost culture, and therefore is forgivable.<p>It's early evening in Laurens, South Carolina, just a couple of days before …

Survey finds Germany is the best country on Earth, US is 4th

Will the best country in the world, please stand up?<p>No United States, it’s not you.<p>A new survey by U.S. News and World Report says that despite the refugee crisis and Europe's financial mess, Germany is the greatest place on Earth. Even America’s northern neighbor, Canada, is better than the U.S., …

Kinder, Gentler Vikings? Not According to Their Slaves

New clues suggest slaves were vital to the Viking way of life—and argue against attempts to soften the raiders’ brutish reputation.<p>The ancient reputation of Vikings as bloodthirsty raiders on cold northern seas has undergone a radical change in recent decades. A kinder, gentler, and more …

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PIC: UFC Light Heavyweight champion pays a big compliment to Conor McGregor

High praise for the Dubliner...<p>UFC Light Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has praised Conor McGregor following his exploits in the Featherweight …

6 classic movies in which cocaine is the driving force

<b>"Boogie Nights" (New Line Cinema)</b><p>Cocaine has a long history in American culture — it plays a starring role in these 6 films<p>Phillip Smith<p>December 15, 2015 11:28pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Cocaine doesn't seem particularly hip these days, but the South American marching …

30 lives extinguished, but no regrets: A killer's story

IGUALA, Mexico (AP) — The killer says he "disappeared" a man for the first time at age 20. Nine years later, he says, he has eliminated 30 people — maybe three in error.<p>He sometimes feels sorry about the work he does but has no regrets, he says, because he is providing a kind of public service, …

Former CIA Director Warns Of Potential ‘Catastrophic’ Attack From Iran on U.S. Soil

Former CIA Director James Woolsey went on <i>The Glenn Beck Program</i> Tuesday evening to discuss the possibility of a “catastrophic” attack on U.S. soil — an assault he believes would come from Iran.<p>Former CIA Director James Woolsey discussing potential for an attack on U.S. soil with Glenn Beck Tuesday, …

Shocking Bodycam Video Shows Dozens of Illegal Immigrants Piling Out of Crammed, Sweltering 18-Wheeler Near Texas-Mexico Border

Frio County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Ramirez called the sight “very heartbreaking.”<p>Image source: YouTube<p>“The youngest that was in there was a 13-year-old little boy,” Ramirez told KXAS-TV. “As soon as he jumped out of the trailer he said, ‘Thank you so much. Thank you for saving us.'”<p>Image source: …