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Uruguay marijuana legalisation: Details unveiled

<b>The Uruguayan authorities have revealed how marijuana will be produced and sold legally in the country.</b><p>Licensed pharmacies will sell the drug for less than $1 a gramme, with consumers allowed 40g (1.4oz) a month.<p>The bill specifies that each household may grow up to six cannabis plants, and that …

Democracy's Deepening Recession

Around the world, the advance of freedom hinges on "swing states." And they're swinging in the wrong direction.<p>While the world’s attention has been riveted on Ukraine and what move an emboldened Vladimir Putin will make next, diverse threats to democracy have intensified on other fronts as well. …

Beached Whale in New Jersey Becomes Frat Graffiti Mural

The corpse of a beached Minke whale in New Jersey became a canvas for graffiti artists, Atlantic City police confirmed Thursday.<p>The whale was …

North Korea releases list of US 'human rights abuses'

North Korea is pushing back against a United Nations report on its human rights violations with a report of its own -- one that lists "human rights abuses" in the U.S.<p>The official Korean Central News Agency on Wednesday released a news article titled "News Analysis on Poor Human Rights Records in …

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Dozens of Muslims killed in ethnic violence in north-east India

Nearly 30 Muslims have been killed and houses burned in the worst outbreak of ethnic violence in the remote north-eastern region of India in two years, officials have said.<p>Police arrested 22 people after authorities called in the army to restore order in Assam state and imposed an indefinite curfew …

Kaine backing Clinton for 2016

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, one of the first leading Democrats to back Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton in the 2008 presidential race, on Saturday will urge the latter to run for the White House again, saying she is the right person to “lead this country in a very complicated world.”<p>The endorsement, …

Spy Plane Fries Air Traffic Control Computers, Shuts Down LAX

Investigations<p>A relic from the Cold War appears to have triggered a software glitch at a major air traffic control center in California Wednesday that led to delays and cancellations of hundreds of flights across the country, sources familiar with the incident told NBC News.<p>On Wednesday at about 2 …

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Apple Wins Patent Battle With Samsung, But Is Losing the War

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The legal front in the smartphone wars between Apple and Samsung picked up steam yesterday after a …

Here Are the 55 Colleges in America Facing Federal Sexual-Assault Investigations

The Edu­ca­tion De­part­ment pub­licly re­leased Thursday a list of 55 U.S. col­leges and uni­versit­ies cur­rently un­der in­vest­ig­a­tion for …

Stop judging me for shopping with food stamps

Millions of Americans use WIC benefits each month, but the negative stigma remains. I feel it every time I shop<p>Frida Berrigan<p>May 3, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Waging Nonviolence.<p>The girl behind the checkout counter at Shop Rite sighed deeply and pushed her manager call …