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Doctors make easy money from medical marijuana. What happens when it's legal?

With full legalization slated for the California ballot this fall, cannabis-friendly physicians could be out of business as weed becomes easily available<p>Frank Lucido, a California physician, received a phone call in 2012 from a doctor in Colorado.<p>Like Lucido – one of California’s best-known …

US federal prison population drops for the first time since 1980

The federal prison population has dropped in the last year by roughly 4,800, the first time in several decades that the inmate count has gone down, according to the Justice Department.<p>In a speech scheduled Tuesday in New York City, Attorney General Eric Holder planned to say that the Justice …

Colorado Will No Longer Send the 'Major Mentally Ill' to Solitary Confinement

Under fire from critics and the federal courts, state officials make a bold move. But how will the new rule be put into practice?<p>Colorado prison officials last week did a good thing—a very good thing. The Colorado Department of Corrections issued a memo to all state wardens telling them that …

Report: Nearly all drug defendants “forced” to plead guilty

<b>Attorney General Eric Holder pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill (Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>97 percent of drug defendants forgo their right to trial and plead out. HRW highlights undue prosecutorial power<p>Natasha Lennard<p>December 5, 2013 3:20pm (UTC)<p>"It is very clear that prosecutors control the criminal …

Hubble finds water on five distant planets

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, two teams of scientists have found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets.<p>The presence of atmospheric water was reported previously on a few exoplanets orbiting stars beyond our solar system, but this is the first study to …

The Redskins Are Very Protective of Their Racist Name

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Washington Redskins are cracking down on unsanctioned use of its controversial team name among …

At least 8.8 billion Earth-size, just-right planets found, study says

Space is vast, but it may not be so lonely after all: A study finds the Milky Way is teeming with billions of planets that are about the size of Earth, orbit stars just like our sun, and exist in the Goldilocks zone -- not too hot and not too cold for life.<p>Astronomers using NASA data have …

Bangladesh court sentences 152 to death for mutiny massacre

One of the largest mass trials in history has concluded with 152 soldiers being sentenced to death in Bangladesh for revolting against their officers in 2009<p>More than 150 <b>Bangladesh</b>border troops were sentenced to death on Tuesday for the massacre of their commanders in the 2009 mutiny which shook …

Use of tough federal sentencing laws varies widely nationwide

WASHINGTON — As drug dealers go, Lori Ann Newhouse was strictly small time.<p>A high school dropout from a little Iowa town, Newhouse had three sons, a low-paying job as a telemarketer and a relentless<p>methamphetaminehabit. OnSt. Patrick's Dayin 2011, Newhouse bought cold tablets used to make meth and …