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Three great marijuana recipes for Super Bowl 50

The big game is this weekend and everyone is depending on you to throw a most excellent Super Bowl 50 party.<p>While many factors come into play to make a great party, good food is definitely one of the major components for success. This year, forego all the typical lunch meat platters and serve some …

San Francisco

Japan maglev train sets world record

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> It's a bird -- It's a plane -- It's an insanely fast Japanese bullet train.<p>A Japan Railway maglev train hit 603 kilometers per hour (374 miles per hour) on an experimental track in Yamanashi Tuesday, setting a decisive new world record.<p>A spokesperson said the train spent 10.8 seconds …

Trains

Why politicians must lie – and how selling ice creams is like an election campaign

Politicians must choose to either stand up for what they believe or maximise their vote. To put it bluntly: they either lie or they lose<p>Few expect politicians to tell the truth and few are particularly surprised or affected when lies are exposed. Why is this the universal experience of politics in …

16 Easter Eggs Hidden in Apple Products

Apple designers and programmers have hidden some fun Easter eggs—you just need to know where to look.<p>1. PLAY MINI GAMES<p>You have the ability to play a …

Mary Magdalene

Oklahoma looks for answers on earthquakes

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Central Oklahoma residents are demanding to know whether earthquake swarms that have shaken their homes and their nerves in recent months are caused by oil and gas drilling operations in the area.<p>About 500 people attended a meeting with regulators and research geologists …

Abortion becomes issue in La. race

Louisiana’s rightward tilt on abortion rights is opening up one of the brightest political contrasts in the race between Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy.<p>The rivals have, for now, battled to a stalemate on some of Louisiana’s parochial issues like flood insurance and energy …

50 Influential Photographs That Changed Human History

1 of 51<p>Family members pass Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at an Albania camp, March 1999.<p>2 …

Kenya's New Polygamy Law Is a Win for Men's Rights Activists

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Kenya's new Marriage Bill manages to both legalize the longstanding cultural practice of polygamy …

How to Make Homemade Marshmallow Peeps

The world <i>wants</i> us to make Peeps.<p>I discovered this last year on a day that began with reading an article in the local paper in which Marilyn Hagerty called a Ruby Tuesday “one of the stars in the restaurant scene” of my new town. It was a day I almost gave up on food.<p>On top of all of that, I had an …

10 extraordinarily useful German phrases

MY FIRST TRIP TO GERMANY was courtesy of my law school, which gave me the opportunity to apply for a summer job in Hamburg. My undergraduate degrees …

Language

Now He Tells Us: John Paul Stevens Wants to Abolish the Death Penalty

The retired Supreme Court justice would like to add five words to the Eight Amendment and do away with capital punishment in America. It's a shame he didn't vote that way during his 35 years on the Supreme Court.<p>In his latest book, <i>Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution</i>, …

How I quit my job to travel: The corporate lawyer

Travel and food blogger Jodi Ettenberg explains why she left a successful career behind – and no, it wasn’t to “find herself” or “pursue her passion”.<p>When people hear how I quit my job as a lawyer after six years of corporate work, they assume I burned out and fled the nine-to-five (or, more …

Ho Chi Minh City

Freezer Recipe: Grown-Up Prosciutto & Cheddar Hot Pockets

Grown-Up Prosciutto & Cheddar Hot Pockets<p>Serves 6<p>2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed according to package directions <br>1 packed cup grated cheddar …

Baking

21 Things to Pack for a Trip to a Developing Country

Traveling to a place where creature comforts are as common as snow and ice? Don't let "roughing it" ruin your warm-weather escape this month. If you're destined for a place where it's easier to buy a goat than a bottle of Purell, or where the locals think that "Samsonite" is the name of an American …

Developing Countries

Here's A Full Video Of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Powerful 'I Have A Dream Speech'

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Florida Voters May Decide On Medical Marijuana In 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Backers of a medical marijuana constitutional amendment in Florida announced Wednesday evening that they have collected enough signatures to make the 2014 ballot.<p>Ben Pollara, the campaign manager for United for Care, sent out an email to supporters that organizers have …

Cannabis

Associated Press News

Bullsh*t! Journalists Prohibited From Shooting Video With Drones, Says FAA

In November of last year, the <i>New York Times</i> weighed in heavily about the journalistic benefits of remote-operated drones. The article highlighted …

Drones

When You Defend Phil Robertson, Here's What You're Really Defending

Defenses of Robertson, the star of "Duck Dynasty" suspended for his remarks in an interview with GQ, have focused on the idea that he was just crudely expressing the sincere, Christian view that homosexuality is sinful.<p>Condemnation of Robertson therefore amounts to condemnation of views that are …

Religion

The black/white marijuana arrest gap, in nine charts

As you're probably aware, black Americans are arrested for marijuana possession far more frequently than whites. You may also know that there's not much evidence that black people consume marijuana with greater regularity than whites do.<p>But the extent of the disparity between the rate of arrest and …

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

97 percent of drug defendants forgo their right to trial and plead out. HRW highlights undue prosecutorial power<p>"It is very clear that prosecutors control the criminal justice system through their charging and plea bargaining powers,” wrote Angela Davis last year, commenting on the fact that 95 …

The Pope Just Published One Of The Most Powerful Critiques Of Modern Capitalism That You Will Ever Read

Pope Francis is out with the first big, written text of his papacy. The full text can be found here (via Izabella Kaminska).<p>The section of the text that's getting the most attention is his powerful denouncement of our current financial system, the obsession with consumption, inequality, and the …

Ideology

8 reasons you wish you were a New Zealand All Blacks fan

The New Zealand All Blacks — if you’re from New Zealand, you probably need no encouragement whatsoever to stand behind them. But as for everyone …

Spanish government drafts strict anti-protest laws

Opposition and activists criticise plan to introduce steep fines for activists who take part in unauthorised protests<p>Spain's ruling People's party has drafted strict new laws against public protests, in a move denounced by the opposition as a blow to democracy.<p>The legislation, expected to be …

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

Baking

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut | Colossal

<p>Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own …