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You probably can't work in cannabis in the U.S., even in legal states. Here's why

At the time, it must have seemed like a meaningless bureaucratic detail.<p>Shimon Avta, an Israeli agronomist living in Nevada, was having some U.S. …

Trump describes investigation into Russia scandal as ‘illegal’

Donald Trump’s willingness to play make-believe extends to pretending to be a legal expert who’s uncovered evidence of all kinds of crimes.<p>On …

The NRA is losing its grip — on reality and on politicians

National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre and spokeswoman Dana Loesch have in recent days helped pull back the curtain on the mind-set of the NRA. This is not a group that wants responsible gun ownership. (Do responsible people have a weapon of war designed purely to kill as many people as …

Guns

As America debates gun control, remember the black community

For some communities of color, gun violence is the norm. For many in urban communities throughout the country, the fear of losing their children …

Gun Control

Edmonton area cannabis production set to soar with more than a dozen facilities planned

The looming legalization of recreational marijuana is helping spur a green rush by more than a dozen companies setting up cannabis production …

Supreme Court declines to enter controversy over ‘dreamers,’ rejects Trump administration’s request to review lower court rulings

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to enter the national controversy over “dreamers,” turning down the Trump administration’s request to immediately review lower court decisions that keep in place the program that protects from deportation undocumented immigrants brought here as …

Immigration

Trump’s lawyer asks Mueller if Trump can answer investigation questions using teleprompter

Citing the Constitution’s Article XII, Trump’s legal team has requested that it be allowed to type and display President Trump’s answers to investigator Robert S. Mueller III’s questions onto a teleprompter for him to read.<p>Article XII of the Constitution is an addition to the document by Trump, …

Donald Trump

GOP committee heads don't want to investigate Trump's finances

Six Republican leaders of congressional committees with a stake in the Russia investigation told CNN that they have no intention of investigating the …

Donald Trump

More Russian meddling: Paul Goldberg comic novel, ‘The Château’

After six years of demotion to a backwater beat, 52-year-old Washington Post reporter Bill Katzenelenbogen has been, at last, laid off. He repairs to a local watering hole, where he makes contact with a former flame, who informs him that an old college roommate nicknamed the Butt God — for his …

Comic Books

No evidence heard in Belfast rape trial due to juror’s illness

Judge says she still believes case will conclude by scheduled date of March 16th<p>13 minutes ago Updated: 12 minutes ago<p>No evidence will be heard in …

Why It's So Hard to Dose Weed

Cannabis is a notoriously finicky drug. Take the right amount and you get relaxation or euphoria, but take too much and it’s a long ride of paranoia. …

Trump should be great for oil and gas. He’s not.

The oil and natural gas industry is running into a rough patch with President Trump. Why it matters: A Republican president who promotes American …

Oil & Gas Industry

Dozens of public lands advocates say Trump administration 'shut them out'

The Trump administration has angered ranchers, hunters, fishermen and conservationists across the US who complain they are being shut out of a federal advisory process designed to steer the management of cherished public lands.<p>Many of the dozens of public advisory boards have been stonewalled by …

Forests

Trump says he would have rushed into Florida school, unarmed

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, who's been highly critical of the law enforcement response to the Florida school shootings, says he would …

Donald Trump

John Dean Explains How Donald Trump's Presidency Could End Very Soon

'Checkmate is coming.'<p>A former White House counsel to Richard Nixon claims Donald Trump may be nearing his own Watergate moment and the end of his …

Donald Trump

Boy, 7, and his parents left high on cannabis after uncle spiked child's cake mix with drug

A seven-year-old boy was left feeling ill after his uncle spiked his cake mix with cannabis .<p>Lee Kelly, 38, waited for the lad to break off from …

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Yoga

'Fire and Fury' author Michael Wolff ended a live TV interview after question about his claims Trump is having an affair

The author of "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" walked off an interview with an Australian breakfast television program on Sunday after being questioned over his claims US President Donald Trump was having an ongoing affair.<p>Michael Wolff, who wrote the best-selling exposé of Trump's …

Donald Trump

President Trump’s consistent misrepresentation of how the diversity visa lottery works

<i>“Think of the lottery. You have a country, they put names in. You think they’re giving us their good people? Not too many of you people are going to be in a lottery. So we pick out people, then they turn out to be horrendous and we don’t understand why. They’re not giving us their best people,</i> …

Immigration

Pot parties: how legalized weed is fueling new kinds of fun

Nightlife has long been synonymous with alcohol – but party planners can’t assume any booze-friendly event will work as well with cannabis<p>Coco Ono, wearing only hot pants and pot-leaf pasties, prepared an overstuffed and dripping peanut butter sandwich and suggestively ate it on stage.<p>In front of a …

Cannabis

Can you solve it? Tapa, the puzzle of champions

Hi guzzlers<p>Today’s puzzle comes from Istanbul. Tapa – it stands for Turkish Art Paint – is a fantastic logic grid puzzle, invented by Turkish puzzle master Serkan Yürekli. The puzzle is now a classic in the world of competitive puzzling.<p>(Yes, competitive puzzling! This week, Britain’s best will be …

Mathematics

Medicinal cannabis legal stand-off is forcing families to break the law

Our columnist Clare Johnston tackles the sensitive subject of medicinal marijuana and says its legality is forcing families to break the law.<p>I’ll …

What happens if Earth gets 2°C warmer?

And why are we trying to avoid it?<p><i>Note: Below is the script for the video, above. You may want to just watch the video instead. While we have you, why don't you subscribe to</i> Popular Science <i>on YouTube?</i><p>If the world gets warmer by two degrees Celsius, we’re screwed. To prevent that, the United Nations …

Climate Change

Trump’s Longtime Lawyer, Michael Cohen, Knows Way Too Much. So Why is He Still in Exile?

He’s the president’s ‘Ray Donovan.’ But he never had a home at the White House. Now, he’s plotting his next act.<p>Before his remarks at a …

California Couple Throws Weed-Themed Wedding

Cannabis has only been legalized for recreational use in California since January 1, but that hasn't stopped these newlyweds from splurging on their …

Behind a key anti-labor case, a web of conservative donors

NEW YORK — In the summer of 2016, government workers in Illinois received a mailing that offered them tips on how to leave their union. By paying a …

Omarosa: Leaving White House like being 'freed off of a plantation'

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman said that leaving President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump issues disaster declaration for Hawaii …

Donald Trump

Trump Trade Sanctions Aimed at China Could Ensnare Canada

WASHINGTON — China is the main target of possible tough new United States trade measures against low-priced imports of steel and aluminum. But the sanctions threaten to ensnare America’s closest allies, particularly Canada.<p>Earlier this month, the Commerce Department declared the steel and aluminum …

U.S. Dept. of Commerce

Sessions, Oprah, Obama but not the Russians in Trump’s On-Going Twitter War

On February 20, 2018, DNC deputy communications director Adrienne Watson responded to a recent series of tweets by President Trump. Last week’s …

Donald Trump

Here's Why I Plan to Take Social Security at 62

The right age to take your benefits is a personal decision, but for me, the answer is a no-brainer.<p>Instead of waiting to claim Social Security at my …