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A new survey that captures the attitudes of 2015 college freshmen shows unprecedented levels of interest in both political engagement and student …Elections
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The powerful agency that manages development on California's coastline fired its executive Wednesday after a lengthy and, at times, emotionally charged meeting that veered from accusations about the influence of developers and lobbyists to discussions on the mundane inner …California
I have no clue how many climate science denial myths a Republican presidential candidate can fit onto the head of a pin, but given these zingers are generally huge it’s probably not that many.
But we do now have some clue how many myths one of those candidates, Senator Ted Cruz, can fit into an …Climate
(CNN) — The American public is broadly supportive of the executive actions issued by President Barack Obama this week aimed at increasing the reach of federal background checks for gun purchases and improving enforcement of existing laws.
However, less than half say that these changes will be …Gun Control
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is not at all thrilled with his company’s longtime board member Marc Andreessen. Not. One. Bit.
That’s because Andreessen stuck his foot in his mouth late Tuesday night when, while philosophizing on Twitter, he compared Facebook’s Free Basics service in India to …Facebook
By more than a 2-1 ratio, lawmakers in West Virginia's House of Delegates have approved a bill that would allow gun owners to carry concealed handguns without a permit. The only concealed-carry permits would be for people who are 18-21 years old.
Urging her colleagues to approve the bill, its …West Virginia
The legislation in question does not address recreational use
Australia is set to introduce legislation that will legalize the licensed growth of marijuana for medical-research purposes.
The bill before Australia’s parliament will amend half-century-old drug regulations to create a licensing program …Marijuana
Gun owners are pressuring the National Rifle Association to boot longtime board member Ted Nugent from the organization's leadership ranks after the rock star's social media outburst that depicted prominent American Jews as the men and women "really behind gun control."
Nugent, an outspoken Second …Ted Nugent
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A terse letter from Andrew Clyde's credit card-processing company explained it was discontinuing his corporate account because his Georgia firearms business "no longer met our underwriting guidelines." In a panic, Clyde called three other companies, which denied him, too.
In a paper recently published in Nature, Marshall Burke, Solomon Hsiang, and Edward Miguel, economists based at Stanford and the University of …Climate
Sanders is the only candidate who's called for the decriminalization of marijuana — a personal issue for Chong
He laughs it off, but the last seven months have been rough for Tommy Chong. He's been battling cancer that recurred in June after three years of remission. "The good part about my health …Marijuana
LGBT discrimination didn't magically end when America got marriage equality
At last week's Democratic town hall in Iowa, Duke University student Brian Carlson asked then candidate Martin O'Malley, "What will you do to assure full federal LGBT equality?"
This was noteworthy because in the three …Same-sex Marriage
“We know we can’t stop every act of violence, every act of evil in the world. But maybe we could try and stop one act of evil, one act of …University of Washington
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Self-styled Washington outsider Rand Paul dropped his struggling Republican campaign for president Wednesday and is returning to the Senate to run for re-election.
Vowing to continue his drive for less-intrusive government and more restrained foreign policy, Paul, low on …Rand Paul
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles prosecutors filed criminal charges against the Southern California Gas company on Tuesday over a huge methane leak near the city that has forced thousands of residents from their homes since October.
The four misdemeanor charges accuse SoCalGas, a division of San …Los Angeles
When aging Grateful Dead members and their fans broke into song at Verizon Center late last year, a cloud of marijuana smoke rose from the audience. Under D.C. law, the collective exhale constituted more than enough for Mayor Muriel E. Bowser to swoop in and shut down the city’s marquee sports …Marijuana
Legal U.S. pot sales soared to $5.4 billion for 2015, up 17.4 percent from $4.6 billion in 2014, according to data released Monday by the ArcView Group, which tracks the cannabis markets.
The figures include medical and adult consumer sales. However, the annual gain was largely fueled by the …Statistics
FALMOUTH, Maine (Reuters) - An effort to legalize recreational marijuana use in Maine took a step forward on Monday when activists said they had gathered sufficient signatures to earn their proposal a spot on the state's ballot this November.
David Boyer, of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like …Maine
Facebook is taking steps to block people from using its platform for private gun sales, the social network announced Friday night.
Under the new policy, users will no longer be allowed to post advertisements for guns unless they are licensed firearms dealers. Facebook already blocks users from …Facebook
(Reuters) - A conservation group said the federal government must stop approving offshore fracking from oil platforms in California's Santa Barbara Channel under the settlement of a lawsuit it filed.
The group, the Center for Biological Diversity, in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Los …California
Let’s call it the non-denial denial. Some Republican presidential candidates are beginning to peer out from behind the wall of climate denial that has defined the party as long as Barack Obama has been in the White House. Finally, it seems, the most open expressions of climate denial – such as …Climate Change
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday he will ask Congress for billions of dollars to help students learn computer science skills and prepare for jobs in a changing economy.
"In the new economy, computer science isn't an optional skill. It's a basic skill, right along with the three …Computer Science
Governor Terry McAuliffe announces a bipartisan compromise with state legislators that gun-control advocates abhor.
One month ago, Virginia became a sudden and shining example of progress for the gun-control movement. The state’s Democratic attorney general, Mark Herring, announced that Virginia …Virginia
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — As the Iowa caucuses draw near, Democrat Hillary Clinton is highlighting rival Bernie Sanders' votes against tougher gun restrictions.
Her presidential campaign says Clinton will appear Saturday in Ames, Iowa, with Gabby Giffords, the former Democratic congresswoman from …Bernie Sanders
Facebook will ban the private sale of guns on its social network as well as on Instagram, the company said Friday.
The move comes as the White House has increased pressure on the company to address the popular use of its platforms to promote and advertise firearms for sale, often as a way to evade …Facebook
RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Virginia lawmakers reached a bipartisan deal on Friday that would rescind the attorney general’s decision to stop honoring permits for concealed weapons issued by 25 states in exchange for concessions from Republican supporters of gun ownership rights.
The move last month …Virginia
Missouri lawmakers are debating a bill that would allow concealed weapons on college campuses -- drawing sharp criticism from opponents who claim the measure would make places of higher education less safe.
A Senate committee began hearing testimony Wednesday on a bill that would only allow campuses …Higher Education
DES MOINES, IOWA - Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords will campaign with Hillary Clinton this weekend, joining the Democratic frontrunner's army of surrogates making a final push in the Hawkeye state before the caucuses on Monday.
Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, will appear …Hillary Clinton
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday threw his support behind a proposal to give judges greater discretion on whether minors should be tried as adults in California courts.
The measure, which would go before voters in November if enough signatures are gathered to put it …Jerry Brown
The head of a domestic violence prevention organization says that gun control could have a huge impact
Ruth Glenn, a survivor of domestic abuse herself, is the Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The issue of stopping domestic violence is complicated, but she told INSIDER that one simple change could have a huge impact.
Story by Jacob Shamsian and editing by …Guns