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Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Cannabis

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Miracle rescue of children from rubble days after Nepal earthquake

An 18-year-old teenager was rescued from rubble after a building collapsed and left him trapped for five days<p>Rescue workers pulled a teenage boy from the rubble of a Kathmandu hotel on Thursday, offering a rare glimmer of <b>hope five days after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed</b>thousands of people in</b> …

What’s Next for Baltimore

A citywide curfew that went into effect late Tuesday until early Wednesday brought calm to Baltimore in the wake of riots that spotlighted deep …

Justice

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Neuroscience

The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

Darren Wilson: Sorry but conscience is clear

Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson, in his first interview since he fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown, said he's not tormented by that fateful encounter on a street in suburban St. Louis last summer.<p>"I don't think it's haunting," Wilson told ABC News on Tuesday. "It's always …

On Eminem's Fifteenth Anniversary, His Act Feels More Tired Than Ever

Eminem’s first major album, <i>The Slim Shady LP</i>, came out in 1999, kicking off a career that would seem to have burned too brightly for any claims on …

Rap & Hip-Hop

HBO is going after Scientology with a new documentary

The tell-all book about the Church of Scientology <i>Going Clear</i> has reportedly been made into a HBO documentary that could premiere as soon as the Sundance Film Festival in January. According to <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i>, Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney is directing the film, which will "feature new …

'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' Snags Brenton Thwaites, Possibly Javier Bardem

Just like Jack Sparrow's liver, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise takes a licking and keeps on ticking. The cast is slowly coming together for the fifth movie in the series, and its latest addition seems to be Brenton Thwaites. The young Aussie actor ("The Giver," "Maleficent," the upcoming …

Amy Poehler's Final Old Navy Ad Is Here... and It's Spectacular

Amy Poehler’s Old Navy ads may be the rare commercial that has you turn the TV <i>off</i> of mute. She’s played an unprofessional judge, a rude …

Amy Poehler

Bette Midler criticizes Ariana Grande for sexy performances

Bette Midler has a few choice words for Ariana Grande.<p>In a new interview with The Telegraph, the 68-year-old show business veteran slams the 21-year-old “Love Me Harder” singer for using sex and skin to sell records. Midler, who has won three Grammys, four Golden Globes and three Emmys in her …

"The Voice" Recap: No, It Wasn't a Good Idea for Reagan to Perform "Fancy"

I don't know if she'll make it past that one.<p>It was hard not to fixate, during tonight's <i>Voice</i>, on the fact that the final 10 consists of five white men, two men of color, two white women, and one black woman. America has spoken, apparently, and America's favorite type of person is white guys.<p>It was …

Visit Washington, D.C., USA: Things to do in Washington, D.C.…

#NationalMall<br>A national park in downtown. Receives approximately 24 million visitors each year. Includes areas that are part of West Potomac Park and Constitution Gardens. Ofen refers to the entire area between the Lincoln Memorial and the US Capitol.<p>#UnitedStatesCapitol<br>The seat of the US Congress, the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government, completed in the year 1800. Built in a distinctive neoclassical style and has a white exterior. The origin point at which the District's four …

Blood makes you related. Loyalty makes you family.

Blood makes you related. Loyalty makes you family.<p>Who says you can't choose your family? You choose everything in your life. Those people who are loyal to me, no matter what, ARE my family. These are the people who will come to my aid when my back is against the wall. These are my brothers and sisters in the warrior lifestyle.<p>There are those who are related to you by blood, who couldn't give a tinker's damn about what is really happening in your life. They may show up on holidays for family …

SNL sketch skewering Obama power grab gets 'fact-checked' by the Washington Post

<b>Dude. Seriously?</b><p>First Jon Stewart lets Obama have it for acting like an emperor, now Saturday Night Live takes a turn. A pretty funny one, too:<p>Maybe …

Brown's mother screams, sobs over grand jury decision

ST. LOUIS - As the world discussed the implications of Michael Brown's death, his mother sat alone in a plush hotel room full of people, silent, stoic and staring at her phone as she awaited word from the grand jury.<p>When the word came, attorney Benjamin Crump fielded the phone call. "The jury was …

Ferguson: Fires and chaos erupts after no indictment - CNN.com

<i>Are you there? Please share photos, videos and thoughts with CNN iReport if you can do so safely.</i><p><b>Ferguson, Missouri (CNN)</b> -- The announcement of a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown was met with chaos Monday …

Md. Doctor With Ebola Has Died In Neb. Treatment Center

OMAHA, Neb. (WJZ) –It is the second US Ebola death. Maryland Dr. Martin Salia died from advanced stages of Ebola early Monday morning in Nebraska. …

Pink Floyd's The Endless River debuts at No 1 in UK album charts

Group’s sixth chart topping record soars past Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highways in this week’s Top 40<p>Pink Floyd: The Endless River review – a fitting footnote to their career<p>Pink Floyd’s The Endless River has debuted at the summit of the UK chart, making the band’s final album their sixth No 1. The …

55 Missing People Who Need Your Help

The #FindAMissingPerson hashtag was created to bring awareness to the thousands of people who go missing in the U.S. each year. We challenge you, the internet at large, to help find these 55 missing people.<p>The FBI's National Crime Information Center contained 84,136 active missing person records, …

Protesters Stage A "Die-In" To Mark 100 Days Since Michael Brown's Death In Ferguson

Several hundred people joined the protest in St. Louis, Missouri. Residents of the area are waiting on a grand jury decision of whether the police officer who shot the unarmed 18-year-old will face charges.

Parents Of Aid Worker Killed By ISIS Ask For Time To Mourn

The White House confirmed that the terrorist organization beheaded Abdul-Rahman Kassig, formerly known as Peter Kassig, in a video posted online early Sunday. Kassig's parents spoke Monday and asked for "the time and privacy to mourn, cry — and yes, forgive — and begin to heal."<p>A prosecutor in …

Another Woman Accuses Bill Cosby Of Sexual Assault

Joan Tarshis said the comedian attacked her twice in 1969 when she was 19 years old.<p>Another woman has come forward to accuse comedian Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her.<p>Joan Tarshis, writing on <i>Hollywood Elsewhere</i> on Sunday, said that Cosby raped her twice when she was 19 years old in …

DEA Agents Showed Up Unannounced At Two NFL Games

On Sunday, DEA agents checked in with the medical staffs of two NFL teams. The visits come as a result of an ongoing lawsuit involving former players and the NFL.<p>The two teams were reportedly chosen at random, though the DEA checks were to determine how visiting teams in particular are handling …

How to Make God Love You

Although the modern controversy over God centers on the famous headline from <i>Time</i> magazine, "Is God Dead?" this isn't really the key question. By definition, God can't be dead, because "dead" implies that God was alive, and once alive, an immortal being can't die. Yet defining God as immortal or …

Spirituality