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Pakistani PM refuses to resign, police fire tear gas at protesters

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is vowing to stay put despite protests against his government that have enveloped the nation's capital.<p>On Saturday, police fired tear gas on protesters after thousands of them threatened to march on the Prime Minister's house in Islamabad. At least 158 people …

Obama's no 'strategy yet' comment on ISIS in Syria sparks a political uproar

When is a strategy not a strategy? When it's a political football.<p>President Barack Obama has ignited fresh conservative criticism by saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria.<p>Republicans immediately jumped on the President's comment during a news conference …

Feds Are Increasing Their Marijuana Growth Because Of Cannabinoid Research

The federal government is currently growing a lot more marijuana than it has in the past because it expects higher demand from researchers for cannabidiol, or CBD, a non-psychoactive compound in marijuana that has shown tremendous promise for medical use.<p>The National Institute on Drug Abuse, which …

Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid by Painkiller Drug Companies

Could this be a major conflict of interest in the pot debate?<p><i>Dr. Herbert Kleber, an anti-marijuana doctor who has served as a paid consultant to Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin. Image via YouTube</i><p>As Americans continue to embrace pot—as medicine and for recreational use—opponents are turning to …

Kerry in Austria for Iran nuclear talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Austria on Sunday for talks with five other world powers and Iran on Tehran's nuclear program.<p>The participants will hold a final round of negotiations ahead of a July 20 deadline aimed at reaching a permanent deal on the future of Iran's nuclear program.<p>…

High Hopes and Blunt Truths for the $2.3 Billion Legal Marijuana Market

Opinions expressed by <i>Green Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Justin Hartfield knows weed. He founded his company Weedmaps, a sort of Yelp for marijuana dispensaries, in 2008, and now serves on the board of directors for the National Cannabis Industry Association, the Marijuana Policy Project …

John Boehner Is Getting Ready To Mount A Potentially Gigantic Lawsuit Against Obama

Roll Call's Daniel Newhause reports Boehner told House Republicans during a closed-door meeting on Tuesday he could have an announcement in the coming days on whether he will mount the legal challenge. According to the report, he has been "consulting with legal scholars" ahead of his next …

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Onetime Auschwitz Guard Arrested In Philadelphia On German Warrant

An 89-year-old man accused of aiding the killing of 216,000 Jews as a Nazi camp guard at the concentration camp located in Auschwitz, Poland, during World War II, has been arrested in Philadelphia.<p>Johann "Hans" Breyer, who immigrated to the U.S. in 1952, was arrested by U.S. authorities Tuesday …

Mexican president hints may be open to change in marijuana laws

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico and the United States cannot pursue diverging policies on marijuana legalization, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto was quoted as saying on Sunday, hinting he may be open to following the lead taken by some U.S. states in changing drug laws.<p>Mexico's President …

House Blocks DEA From Targeting Medical Marijuana

WASHINGTON -- Reflecting growing national acceptance of cannabis, a bipartisan coalition of House members voted early Friday to restrict the Drug Enforcement Administration from using funds to go after medical marijuana operations that are legal under state laws.<p>An appropriations amendment offered …

House Votes To End DEA Raids On Legal Medical Marijuana Operations

"Marijuana does not make people commit crime. It makes them overeat," Rep. Steve Cohen said. The amendment passed 219-189.<p>WASHINGTON — The House passed an amendment late Thursday night to restrict the Drug Enforcement Administration from targeting medical marijuana operations in states where it is …

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Gist of Tony Blair's talks with George Bush over Iraq war to be published

The gist of conversations between Tony Blair and George Bush is likely to be published as part of the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war, after the government reached a deal in principle to make some secret information public.<p>The agreement between the inquiry and the Cabinet Office, which was …

Classically Cannabis concert review: Colorado Symphony Orchestra’s High Note Series is pleasant, controversial.

If you wanted to attend the Colorado Symphony Orchestra’s first-ever marijuana-friendly concert last week, you had to follow the rules.<p>First, you had …

Legal Marijuana More Popular and Profitable than Smartphones in the U.S.

Move over technology, there’s a hot new industry in town and it’s all green. New research shows that legal marijuana is among the fastest-growing …

Here Are 7 American Politicians With A Worse Approval Rating Than Rob Ford

But Ford, who is still running for re-election, is still in better shape than at least a few prominent politicians in the United States. Here are some examples:<p><b>1. Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee</b><p>The governor of the Ocean State has a dismal approval rating of 21%, according to an April Brown …

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Medical Marijuana Bill Faces First Hurdle in New York's Senate

Legislation that would legalize marijuana for medical dedications in New York is facing its first obstacle in the Senate's health committee today.<p>The bill's champion, Independent Democrat Diane Savino, claims that if said legislation is permitted to come to the Senate floor for a vote, that she has …

'Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol' Doesn't Mean Home Use Only

Vincent Carroll has written a piece for the <i>Denver Post</i> entitled, "Like it or not, CSO must abide by Amendment 64." In it, he scolds the Colorado Symphony Orchestra for its original plan to create a series of fundraising concerts where patrons could bring and consume their own marijuana on a …

Army imposes martial law in Thailand

It's tense in Thailand, where violence has spilled into the streets, people have died or been injured, and the army declared martial law Tuesday.<p>Underscoring the instability, the army's decision to take control of the country came as a surprise to acting Prime Minister Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan, …

CIA wins secrecy for Bay of Pigs history

The Central Intelligence Agency has the right to keep secret a draft history of its involvement with the ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion more than five decades ago, a split federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday.<p>The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled, 2-1, that the CIA can withhold …

Russian Prime Minister: Russia And The US 'Moving Toward A Second Cold War'

The two countries have seen a rapid increase in tensions over the Ukraine crisis. The U.S. and NATO accuse Russia of fomenting unrest in the country and have slapped sanctions on various Russian individuals and politicians. Russia maintains that the current Ukrainian government is fascist and …

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10 biggest pot myths, debunked by science

<b>(Jeremy Brinn via Shutterstock)</b><p>By any objective analysis, cannabis and cannabinoids exceed the FDA’s existing standards for medicine<p>Paul Armentano<p>May 20, 2014 11:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Medical cannabisopponents are fond of promoting many myths and misconceptions …

Minnesota lawmakers approve limited legalization of medical marijuana

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Minnesota lawmakers on Friday approved legalizing medical marijuana in pill or liquid form for a limited number of patients suffering from severe or fatal illnesses.<p>Marijuana plants are seen in an indoor cultivation in Montevideo December 6, 2013. REUTERS/Andres …

Kentucky sues U.S. over hemp

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky’s Agriculture Department sued the federal government Wednesday, seeking the release of imported hemp seeds that have been held up by customs officials.<p>The state said it needs to get the seeds in the ground for the spring season and each day they are held up jeopardizes …