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Obama Says Pot No More Dangerous Than Alcohol

In a new interview President Obama has made statements that could put him in the middle of the controversy over legalizing marijuana.<p>As more states …

Sickened by service: More US sailors claim cancer from helping at Fukushima

When the USS Ronald Reagan responded to the tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011, Navy sailors including Quartermaster Maurice Enis gladly pitched in with rescue efforts.<p>But months later, while still serving aboard the aircraft carrier, he began to notice strange lumps all over his body. Testing …

Teen Drunk Driver With 'Affluenza' Is Being Sued For Millions By His Victims

Many of those family members were outraged when 16-year-old Ethan Couch got probation after a psychologist testified he had "affluenza" — meaning he thought he was immune from punishment because he was rich.<p>Couch's family may still be on the hook for millions in related civil litigation, though. …

Crime

Endangered green sea turtles make a comeback in Florida

<i>By Erika Angulo, Producer, NBC News</i><p>MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. -- When Chris Long thinks back on a summer spent digging up holes in the beach, it's a job he says he "wouldn't trade ... for anything."<p>The 26-year-old University of Central Florida Ph.D. candidate spent months looking for green turtle nests, …

Wealth And Income Inequality In America

Monty Python And The Holy Grail<p>One of the most disturbing trends in this country is the rise of extreme wealth and income inequality.<p>As the following charts show, America is rapidly becoming a country of a few million overlords and 300 million serfs.<p>Unfortunately, this issue has been politicized, …

New mothers and fathers to get right to share 50 weeks of looking after baby

Fathers will be able to share up to 50 weeks of parental leave with their partners, under new family friendly laws being announced by Nick Clegg<p>New parents will also be able to divide their time off into as many extended breaks as they want as long as their employers agree, after a Coalition tussle …

United Kingdom

Meet Your Local Police's New Vehicles

<b>Apparently, we are</b> all living in Kabulnow.<p><i>"It's armored. It's heavy. It's intimidating. And it's free," said Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple, among five county sheriff's departments and three other police agencies in New York that have taken delivery of an MRAP.</i><p>Okay, as it happens, I will be …

Law Enforcement

Privatization is undoing Brown v. Board of Education

Our school system is increasingly “separate and unequal” — and we have Michelle Rhee’s political allies to thank<p>Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast called the public school system a "socialist regime." Michelle Rhee cautions us against commending students for their 'participation' in sports …

The Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty is the complete opposite of 'free trade'

The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement among 12 governments, touted as one of the largest "free trade" agreements in US history, is running into difficulties as the public learns more about it. Last week 151 Democrats and 23 Republicans (pdf) in the House of Representatives signed letters …

The New York Post's Obamacare Cover Says It All

Polls Reveal Season Of Record-Breaking Voter Anger

The American public is clearly ticked off. Between the government shutdown, the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act, and the pace of the economic recovery, poll after poll reports signs of deep frustration and unrest.<p>Anger toward politicians and government isn't exactly a new phenomenon. …

WikiLeaks publishes secret draft of Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty

WikiLeaks has published a leaked draft of a secret international trade agreement that could create stricter laws governing digital copyright and freedom of speech. The leaked chapter focuses on intellectual property rights, and is part of a broader agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership …

White supremacist takes DNA test, finds out he's part black

Well, that's awkward: A white supremacist who made headlines worldwide for plotting to take over a town in North Dakota received the results of a DNA test -- and the results say he's 14% black.<p>And this all happened while cameras were rolling.<p>Craig Cobb, 61, who has tried to create a white enclave …

The Obamacare Death Spiral

For people with high incomes, rising insurance rates are a hassle. But for the struggling young, they’re a real problem. Here’s how the whole thing …

Tuesday Political Mix: The Young Skip Obamacare, For Now

Election Day 2013 is finally here, fellow political junkies!<p>Tuesday may be an off-year election, but that doesn't mean those whose job it is to explain the implications of elections won't attempt to wring every last bit of plausible and implausible meaning from it.<p>Since polls have indicated for …

Is this meat’s most dangerous additive?

Ractopamine is believed to cause elevated heart rates — and it’s banned almost everywhere but the US<p>Have you ever heard of ractopamine? Neither have most US food consumers though it is used in 80 percent of US pig and cattle operations. The asthma drug-like growth additive, called a beta-agonist, …

Universal Health Care Probably Won't Help Overloaded Emergency Rooms At All

A study released last week suggests that the number of emergency room visits is likely to stay the same and clinic visits are likely to go up once Obamacare is fully in effect.<p>The study by the University of Michigan Medical School and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation looked at the impact of the …

Health Care

European Leaders Say Latest Spying Revelations Have Destroyed Their Trust In The US Government

BRUSSELS (AP) — European leaders united in anger as they attended a summit overshadowed by reports of widespread U.S. spying on its allies — allegations German Chancellor Angela Merkel said had shattered trust in the Obama administration and undermined the crucial trans-Atlantic relationship.<p>The …

Immigration reform gets push from tech industry

Mark Zuckerberg has spent much of the past year getting involved in political issues, from education in New Jersey to infrastructure development in Africa. His most prominent action is likely to come on immigration reform, which Facebook's founder is pushing through the FWD.us group he formed last …

Germany joins chorus of U.S. allies angered by NSA spying

Germany’s Foreign Ministry summoned the U.S. ambassador over Chancellor Merkel’s phone tap allegations<p>Following fast on the footsteps of the French, Germany on Thursday summoned the U.S. ambassador after allegations emerged -- reportedly based on leaks from NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden -- that …

Processed Meat Reduces Male Fertility

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health have found that men who eat at least half a portion of processed meat a day—including bacon, hamburgers, sausage, and hot dogs—corrupt the size and shape of their sperm cells and reduce their fertility.<p>Scientists are not sure why this occurs, but …

Americans’ Satisfaction With U.S. Government Hits Record Low

The U.S. gov­ern­ment’s fan base is shrink­ing — and fast. Just 18 per­cent of Amer­ic­ans say they are sat­is­fied with the way the coun­try is …

Republicans

Real-life 'Iron Man' suit commissioned by US military

The technology in <i>Iron Man</i> is getting a step closer to reality thanks to the United States military. The Army has commissioned a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, which would provide the wearer with superhuman abilities like night vision, enhanced strength, and protection from gunfire.<p>Each suit …

Associated Press News

12 Healthy Ways to Lose Weight for Good

You're 10, 20, 30 or more pounds overweight and you've dieted, on and off, for years. You've lost weight and then put it back on and more.<p>Why? Diets don't work. Today we know diets don't work. Even Weight Watchers says so. Restricting calories again and again alters your metabolism. That's why so …

This Is Why People Who Live In San Francisco Are So Happy And Healthy

<i>Our Living Well, On Location series explores cities and countries from around the world. How do other people pursue health and happiness? We're going coast to coast, country to country to find out.</i><p>Rudyard Kipling once said that the only drawback to San Francisco is how hard it is to leave.<p>Many San …

New “reform” could leave chicken poop on your dinner plate

A federal proposal to replace inspectors at chicken factories could have some horrifying consequences<p>Consumer and labor activists are staging a White House protest this afternoon over a federal proposal to replace inspectors at poultry factories, which they charge will mean more injured workers -- …