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Maria Shriver

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

Disneyland Measles Outbreak: Why One Mom Recommends Vaccination

An outbreak of measles traced to Disneyland has doctors reminding their patients to get vaccinated against measles—but it’s also reignited defiance among people who question whether the move is necessary.<p>Doctors are clear: the measles vaccine works especially well, it’s safe, and everyone should …

Public Health

The New Measles

One of the most infectious viruses on the planet is making a comeback in the United States, and many doctors have never even seen it.<p>Measles used to be an illness everyone got.<p>Before vaccination became widespread in the 1960s, pediatricians knew to check their patients' throats for the spray of …

Public Health

Shanghai Stampede Death Toll Rises to at Least 36; Accounts Differ on Cause

Hospitals Full of Friends and Relatives Seeking News on Loved Ones<p>SHANGHAI—Family and friends rushed to hospitals Thursday looking for loved ones among the dozens of people who died in a New Year’s Eve stampede, with some asking whether city officials had provided adequate security on a night when …

China

What U.S. Intelligence Predicted the World Would Look Like in 2015

Shortly before 9/11, officials foresaw a fundamental shift in the nature of power.<p>Nine months before the September 11 attacks—and just days after the Supreme Court halted the Florida recount, handing the presidency to George W. Bush—U.S. intelligence officials published an 85-page prediction for …

Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits From the History of ‘Purple Rain’

From somebody suffering hypothermia on the set to Prince’s taskmaster methods, some of the more interesting bits from a new history of the movie, …

Prince

NYC Cops Shot in Cold Blood

Law Enforcement

The Police Aren’t Under Attack. Institutionalized Racism Is.

John Minchillo—AP<p>Carlo Allegri—Reuters<p>John Taggart—EPA<p>Carlo Allegri—Reuters<p>Paul Martinka—Polaris<p>Seth Wenig—AP<p>Mark Lennihan—AP<p>Carlo …

Teen Inventor Sets His Sights on New Tests for Cancer, Pollution

Emerging Explorer Jack Andraka doesn't plan to stop with his prize-winning test for pancreatic cancer.<p><i>Editor's Note: Jack Andraka is one of National Geographic's 2014 Emerging Explorers, a program that honors tomorrow's visionaries—those making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people</i> …

The ESA lander is phoning home, now watch a GIF of it landing on the comet

The European Space Agency has just announced in a series of tweets that it has regained contact with the Philae lander and is receiving data from the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The lander's chaotic touchdown had left it partially shrouded in darkness and receiving less solar energy …