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Surprised At Speed Of Gay Marriage? Pot Legalization Is Next

With the Supreme Court now at least considering a definitive statement in favor of gay marriage and support for marriage equality now practically a …

Who Polices Prosecutors Who Abuse Their Authority? Usually Nobody

<i>by Joaquin Sapien, ProPublica, and Sergio Hernandez, special to ProPublica</i><p>The murder case against Tony Bennett seemed pretty straightforward.<p>Shortly …

'Buckwild' Star Died Of Accidental Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

We told you on Monday about the death of one of the stars of the MTV reality show <i>Buckwild</i>. The Kanawha County, W.Va., Sheriff's Office said there were no signs of foul play in the death of Shain Gandee, 21, his uncle David Gandee, 48, and a third, unidentified person. On Tuesday, there's more news: …

How Close Is Doomsday?

How close are we to the end? How close are we to being among the last humans to ever live? Depending on who you are — your religion, politics, relative degree of pessimism or optimism — that question is bound to bring up images of some particular kind of cataclysm. It could be an all-out nuclear …

Colo. Gun Laws Offer Inspiration, Cautionary Tale For Obama

President Obama is trying to regain some traction for federal gun control measures by visiting states that are moving forward on their own.<p>On Wednesday, the president speaks in Colorado, where lawmakers recently passed a series of bills requiring background checks for all gun purchases and limiting …

Job Growth Slowed In March, Survey Signals

There were 158,000 more jobs on private employers' payrolls in March than in February, the latest ADP National Employment Report estimates.<p>The gain was less than economists expected, Reuters reports. They thought ADP would say there had been a 200,000-jobs increase.<p>Along with the data from last …

All Horoscopes

Horoscopes for week of April 4, 2013<p>"Art cannot be modern," said Austrian painter Egon Schiele. "Art is primordially eternal." I love that idea. Not …

Tea Party Patriots Criticize 'Monsanto Protection Act'

The so-called "Monsanto Protection Act," a controversial provision protecting the biotech giant from litigation, has found an unusual critic in the tea party.<p>The provision, Section 735, was slipped anonymously into the Senate version of the continuing resolution as part of the Agricultural …

Kitten Miscalculates Jump (VIDEO)

Hey kitten, you best check yourself before you wreck yourself. You're no Michael Jordan.<p><i>Via Tastefully Offensive</i>

north korean threats raise danger of inadvertent war

Beneath a map depicting the battle plan for “Target Mainland U.S.,” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is shown in state propaganda photos being briefed by his generals on preparations for attacks on Guam, Hawaii and the U.S. West Coast.<p>Other scenes show the plump, baby-faced leader touring gun …

What's Up for April 2013

Safety net cutters are seriously selfish

<b>Alan Simpson, Ed Rendell, Erskine Bowles of Fix the Debt (AP/Alex Brandon/Carolyn Kaster/Alex Brandon)</b><p>While Washington “wise men” push cuts to Social Security, the real way to help America is to expand the program<p>Michael Lind<p>April 3, 2013 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Nowhere is the gap between the needs of the …

The Doomsday Prepper Caucus

<i>Jim Weisman, 54, has a back-up generator, a water filter, a grain mill and a 4-foot-tall pile of emergency food tucked in his home in upscale La</i> …

CONSTITUTION USA with Peter Sagal | "Finding Balance" | PBS

Roger Ebert to temporarily slow output as he fights cancer

Roger Ebert, one of America's most preeminent and popular film critics, has announced that he will reduce the amount of writing he takes on as he fights a new battle with cancer.<p>Writing on his site Tuesday night, Ebert said that a hip fracture has turned out to be cancerous and that he was taking a …