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These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

Cannabis

Pleasure Principle (Classixx Recovery Mix)

IFC's 'Portlandia' takes a different path in season 5

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ask Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein to give up hints about the new season of "Portlandia," and a few words suffice to make any …

Notable Lives of 2014 in Pictures

Best of the Best in Photos 2014, Part 1

A Century Ago, When The Guns Fell Silent On Christmas

A century ago, young men in Europe were killing each other by the tens of thousands. World War I, which had erupted just a few months earlier, was raging. Yet on a frozen Christmas Eve, the guns briefly fell silent.<p>The Christmas Truce of 1914 has become the stuff of legend, portrayed in films, …

Hottest Celebrity Halloween Costumes

45 Years of Sesame Street

Pictures of the Week 11.13.14

A-Listers Strut Their Stuff: In Pictures

Ferguson awaits Grand Jury

Perchten Festival in Austria

Ferguson, The Morning After

Victoria Secret's Models in Pictures

World AIDS Day in Pictures

The Colbert Report Signs Off: Pictures

Pictures of the Week 12.25.14

Harbin Snow and Ice Fest in Pictures

Taylor Swift Bought Hugh Jackman’s Shirt for $6,000

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Awards

Beyonce Jay Z Iceland Christmas Photos

There are certain givens in life. You will die, you will pay taxes, and your Christmas will not be half as good as whatever Beyoncé and Jay Z are …

An Oral History of Selma and the Struggle for the Voting Rights Act

Selma, Alabama, selected herself to become the battleground for the voting rights movement of the 1960s. It was a regional center of commerce and …

Black History

China Needs Millions of Brides ASAP

In the villages outside of Handan, China, a bachelor looking to marry a local girl needs to have as much as $64,000 -- the price tag for a suitable …

How to watch “The Interview” online

<i>Updated on Dec. 28 to add iTunes option.</i><p>Sony has reversed course and agreed to release <i>The Interview</i> online, in addition to limited screenings in theaters.<p>Though the movie has received bad reviews, attempts by hackers to suppress the film—and Sony’s initial decision to acquiesce—have generated …

Smart TV

Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

Photograph: Unimedia/Barcroft Media<p>Passengers aboard Akademik Shokalskiy were successfully transferred by Chinese helicopter to the ice surface near Australian rescue ship Aurora Australis in …

25 Icons Who Travel in Style

Let these 25 vintage icons inspire your jet set style.<p>Let these 25 vintage icons inspire your jet set style.

The world's earliest selfies – in pictures

The selfie isn't a 21st-century invention. Buzz Aldrin has reminded us on Twitter that he took the first space selfie in 1966. Here's a selection of other early examples of the form – from the 1830s to the 1980s

Researchers fully 'delete' HIV from human cells for the first time

So far, HIV has eluded a cure because it installs its genome into human DNA so insidiously that it's impossible for our immune system to clear it out. While current treatments are effective, a lifetime of toxic drugs is required to prevent its recurrence. But researchers from Temple University may …