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Marijuana May Be The Least Dangerous Recreational Drug, Study Shows

Marijuana is far safer than alcohol, tobacco and multiple other illicit substances, researchers say, and strict, legal regulation of cannabis might be a more reasonable approach than current prohibitions.<p>Those are the findings of a new report published in Scientific Reports that compares the …

All the ways Mayweather-Pacquiao will be the biggest boxing match ever

After years of tense negotiations, boxing legends Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will finally square off in Las Vegas on May 2. Not only is it a momentous fight for boxing—Mayweather and Pacquiao are the two greatest pugilists of this era—it will also shatter every revenue record in …

Boxing

Are low oil prices here to stay?

<b>Predicting the oil price is a bit of a mug's game.</b><p>There are simply too many variables involved to make any kind of meaningful, definitive forecast.<p>What we do know is that, despite a recent upturn, the price of oil has slumped almost 50% since last summer following the longest-running decline for 20 …

Buscará PGR a desaparecidos con nueva base de datos

La Procuraduría General de la República está implementando un nuevo método para encontrar a las personas desaparecidas a partir de una nueva base de datos que integrará el registro actual de 23 mil 271 personas y nuevas denuncias presentadas ante las procuradurías y fiscalías estatales.<p>Eliana …

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Iniciativa Mérida: ¿Ha servido el plan contra las drogas en México financiado por EE.UU.?

<b>¿Para qué ha servido la Iniciativa Mérida? Es la pregunta que ahora se formula en México ante la nueva crisis de violencia en el país.</b><p>La estrategia que se aplica desde 2008 pretende combatir el tráfico de drogas en México y Centroamérica con recursos del gobierno de Estados Unidos.<p>La inquietud se …

The return of the 'Made in America' label?

Linda Yueh<p>http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1147000/1147005_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1531790378_b88996b36240b4c34b2ba0b2f569e3e7<p><b>Is American manufacturing undergoing a renaissance? Manufacturing jobs have come back in force, and advanced industries are leading the</b> …

Manufacturing

New York's jails are allegedly breaking a key law meant to protect pregnant women

But a recent report released by the Correctional Association of New York claims New York has failed to follow through on its promise of adequate healthcare for pregnant inmates.<p>The report interviewed 27 women who had given birth between 2009 and 2013 at New York's Department of Corrections and …

¿Qué sigue ahora tras el revés temporal de los alivios migratorios?

La batalla legal se anticipa larga y EEUU busca mitigar el temor de los indocumentados<p>Washington.- La decisión de un juez federal en Texas de frenar …

Antarctica needs a postmaster: Must love penguins

<b>Are you the person we’re looking for?</b> Thus reads a job advertisement posted this week by the Antarctic Heritage Trust. Every year, the trust recruits four people to crew the most southerly post office in the world.<p>What they’re looking for, it transpires, is dexterity with hand tools, a high …

Antarctica

How a Mexican Mafia killer became a law enforcement darling

The man sitting in the back of the vehicle is wearing a light-colored shirt, a patterned tie and an air of authority.<p>He's headed to a conference in Anaheim to give a speech and, as trees, hedges and apartment buildings flash by, he rattles off a list of accomplishments — his book, his expert …

How businesses are putting wearables to work

The next wave of wearables promises everything from smart rings and watches to connected headbands and headphones, but it’s actually the business implications for wearable devices that have many of us so excited.<p>While some observers believe we are still several years away from seeing wearables roll …

Why the Catholic Church is losing Latin America, and how it’s trying to get it back

The United Pentecostal Church in Bogotá is busy on Sundays. As the hall fills up, prams are parked neatly by the entrance. As more families drift in, the band strikes up a song with floor-filling disco beat. “The Lord is great”, sings the bass-playing pastor, as a bank of television screens relays …

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American labor-union strikes are almost completely extinct

In the US, the strike is pretty much extinct.<p>In 2014, there were only 11 strikes or lockouts in the US involving more than 1,000 workers. That was down from 15 the previous year, and tied for the second-lowest total on record, according to just-released numbers from the US Bureau of Labor …

George Washington

¿En qué países de América Latina hablan el mejor inglés como segundo idioma?

<b>La correlación entre la competitividad de un país en la economía global y el nivel de inglés de sus ciudadanos está llamando cada vez más la atención de gobiernos en América Latina.</b><p>El tema ha cobrado creciente interés en los últimos meses entre las autoridades educativas y la prensa de la región, …

Lost in Syria

A troubled Army vet clandestinely joined the fight against Assad. Then an adventure turned into a tragedy.<p>In December, 2012, an itinerant American named Eric Harroun checked into a youth hostel in Istanbul. A thirty-year-old U.S. Army veteran with sandy-blond hair, Harroun had left the service in …

Scientists: We Cannot Geoengineer Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis

When Mount Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, the volcano shot 20 million tons of sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere. Those particles …

Climate Change

'Stop Telling Women To Smile': Denouncing 'Jackals' And Catcalling In Mexico

<i>Note: This post contains language that some people may find offensive.</i><p>Brooklyn-based artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh recently went to Mexico City to talk with women who've gotten unwanted "piropos," as catcalling is known in Mexico. Here are some of the things they recalled hearing:<p>Fazlalizadeh, 29, …

Same-sex marriage: Where in the world is it legal?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Alabama is the latest U.S. state to change its stance on gay marriage and start issuing some marriage licenses to same-sex couples. This is despite Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore's instructions to the probate judges to dismiss the federal ruling.<p>Across the Atlantic in Europe, …

Crisis in Mexico: Who Is Really Responsible for the Missing Forty-three?

<i>This is the fifth part in Francisco Goldman’s series on the recent upheaval in Mexico. He has also written “</i><i>The Disappearance of the Forty-Three</i><i>,” “</i><i>Could Mexico’s Missing Students Spark a Revolution</i><i>?,” “</i><i>The Protests for the Missing Forty-Three</i><i>,” and “</i><i>An Infrarrealista Revolution</i><i>.”</i><p>In December, …

Free childcare in the US: A forgotten dream?

<b>A US wartime childcare programme was recently praised during a landmark presidential address. So what were the Kaiser childcare centres of the 1940s?</b><p>It sounds like a progressive dream found only in Scandinavia - employers who offer on-site, affordable, education-based childcare 24-hours a …

Getting lost in translation in Brazil

<b>Brazil is the only country in Latin America where the culture and language are inherited from Portugal rather than Spain - visitors forget this at their peril.</b><p>A few weeks after I moved to Brazil, I was on the phone to my father when he asked me how I was enjoying the tacos. I couldn't help getting …

Ahora las "mulas" son de cuello blanco

El perfil de los pequeños traficantes de drogas se ha sofisticado. Según expertos, hoy universitarios y clasemedieros hacen negocio como …

Mexican children cross Texas border to attend school

<b>Febe Ara lives in one country but goes to school in another.</b><p>This 16-year-old girl begins her day in Ciudad Juarez, in northern Mexico, before crossing one of the most active international borders in order to study in El Paso, Texas.<p>"I wake up about five in the morning, and I cross the bridge at …

Channing Tatum, el ‘stripper’ que conquistó Hollywood

<b>Es una de las estrellas más rentables y solicitadas de Hollywood. Pero no ha sido un camino fácil para él. Channing Tatum fue ‘stripper’ antes que</b> …

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Secrets of modern mercenaries: Inside the rise of private armies

We don’t know all the details about the opaque world of military contractors. An expert lays out the real story<p><i>The market economy as such does not respect political frontiers. Its field is the world.</i> <i><br>—Ludwig Edler von Mises</i><p>The private military industry has surged since the end of the Cold War and is …