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The Road to Marijuana Legalization Runs Through Cities, Not States

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Residents of Portland, Maine, will vote next month on a ballot measure to legalize marijuana …

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Policeman disciplined for releasing Boston bomber images

A Boston policeman who released photos of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to counter the glamorised image of him on Rolling Stone magazine has been placed on desk duty.<p>Sergeant Sean Murphy released 14 photos of what he called "the face of terror" to <b>Boston Magazine</b> last week to counter a glamorised image of …

Look! Up in the sky! It's an antimissile blimp!

If you visit the Washington, D.C. area in coming years and see a pair of large blimp hovering high overhead, there's a good chance they won't belong to Goodyear.<p>Instead, they could well belong to the Pentagon, which is in the late stages of testing a new program that was designed to deploy blimps …

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Gas drilling rig on fire in Gulf of Mexico

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/997000/997438_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524694077_4957d05725f7bae9d85cf6e2149eef7a<p><b>A fire has broken out on a rig drilling for gas in the Gulf of Mexico, 55 miles (85km) off the Louisiana coast, US officials say.</b><p>A blowout at the well …

Series of deadly blasts hit Pakistan province

At least five people have been killed in a series of blasts targeting a complex housing Pakistani intelligence and security forces in the southern town of Sukkur in Sindh province, state TV has said.<p>Forty people were wounded in Wednesday'a attack in which 10 gunmen raided the heavily guarded …

Meet FratPAC, the Group Advocating Greek Causes on Capitol Hill

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Fraternities have a political presence on Capitol Hill. Not just in the cultural, …

Butt Injections for Men Are a Thing Now, Says The Times

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A new trend piece in <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> on plastic surgery starts off with a pretty common lament …

'Secret' CIA museum features Osama bin Laden's AK-47

<i>Editor's note: A correction has been made to this story.</i><p>The “coolest museum you’ll never see” has a new piece de resistance – the gun found next to the body of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan when Navy SEALs killed him in a midnight raid.<p>The AK-47 is a recent addition to a collection that’s among the …

Ancient Mars Was Snowy, New Model Suggests

<b>Dreaming of a white</b> <b>Mars? You may be in luck. Networks of valleys branching across the surface of Mars may have been carved out by melting snow, according to a new study.</b><p>Researchers have been debating for years whether the water that once flowed on the red planet's surface formed by either water …

Newly-discovered ridiculously strong shrew species helps explain strange spine design

In equatorial Africa is a small shrew that can bear the weight of an adult human for minutes at a time, and then walk away unharmed. This animal, the armored shrew, has become known as the hero shrew for its amazing strength. But researchers have been puzzled as to why the creature evolved that way …

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CDC: More than 275 have unidentified stomach bug

WASHINGTON — Federal health authorities say more than 275 people in seven states have now been sickened with an unidentified stomach bug.<p>The Food and Drug Administration is investigating the cyclospora infections, which are often found in tropical or subtropical countries and have been linked to …

Cop Who Released Boston Bomber Photos Stripped of Badge and Gun

The Massachusetts state trooper who released photos of the accused Boston bomber's surrender was stripped of his gun and badge today and placed on …

One Small Step For Man, One Giant Lunar Park For The U.S.?

Can astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's "giant leap for mankind" be permanently preserved? Two House Democrats want to do just that: They proposed a bill to create a national historic park for the Apollo 11 mission — on the moon. The legislation would designate a park on the moon to honor …