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Sentencing commission to review drug dealer prison time

Days after attorney general vows change to War on Drugs, commission may go even further<p>The U.S. Sentencing Commission has voted to review federal sentences handed down to drug dealers, just days after Attorney General Eric Holder announced coming reforms to drug policy.<p>According to the Guardian, …

How to trap a whistleblower

Tell them that going through “proper channels” will provide meaningful redress to their concerns, not injure them<p>Last week, President Obama misled the public when he told a comedian Jay Leno that protected legal channels exist that Edward Snowden could have used to challenge government misconduct:<p>I …

Alabama Republicans Seek To Purge Young Conservative Over Marriage Views

A generational civil war in the heart of Dixie. "She's a 23-year-old girl who's being bullied by some 50- and 60-year-old people because she made a statement in the paper."<p>Senior members of the Alabama Republican Party are trying to kick a 23-year-old college Republican off their steering committee …

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The CIA Has Finally Confirmed That Area 51 Exists

George Washington University's National Security Archive obtained a CIA history of the U-2 spy plane program through a public records request and released it Thursday.<p>National Security Archive senior fellow Jeffrey Richelson reviewed the history in 2002, but all mentions of Area 51 had been …

When Shoppers Skip Wal-Mart, You Know They're Rolling Back On Spending

If discount every-day necessities can’t tempt shoppers into stores, it’s a clear signal that consumers feel stifled by a tough economy at home and overseas.<p>That’s the picture provided this morning by Wal-Mart’s latest quarterly report. The world’s largest retailer cut its annual profit and revenue …

Syrian Electronic Army hacked U.S. media companies using Outbrain

August 16, 2013 | 6:26 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/08/16/tech/syrian-electronic-army-hacked-us-media-companies-using-outbrain/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

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Fears Over Al Qaeda 'Breast Implant Bomb' Causing Long Lines At London's Heathrow Airport

Body scanners can detect items that people are carrying with them, but they aren't able to catch devices that are inside of the body.<p>Heathrow Airport is reportedly concerned about women suicide bombers who conceal explosive materials inside breast implants.<p>Explosives specialists told The Mirror …

Report: NSA spying broke privacy rules thousands of times

The White House on Friday said the Obama administration was committed to ensuring intelligence programs don't violate Americans' privacy, following news that the National Security Agency broke privacy rules and exceeded its legal authority thousands of times since it was given new powers in 2008, …

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Sleep Like a Monkey: Nine Highflying Tree House Hotels (Photos)

Check into one of these hotels to fulfill your childhood fantasies but with grown-up, luxury accommodations.

16 Foods You Can Regrow from Kitchen Scraps

(Image credit: Faith Durand)<p>We already know you can regrow celery and scallions from their scraps. But leeks, lemongrass, and ginger, too? Yes indeed!<p>…

Andrew de Melo's Aquaponic Blue Green Box Uses Fish Waste to Provide Nutrients for Plants

The Blue Green Box is plant growing system for your 10-gallon freshwater aquarium. The multi-faceted design uses the nutrients from waste generated …

Aquaponics

Articles about making order chaos 8 beautifully busy homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Jenny Wu, a partner at Oyler Wu Collaborative, documents the process from design through fabrication of their latest...<p>Wood in general is a beautiful, evocative natural material, and when it's saved from a landfill and reused, it has even more...<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in …

Prefab Homes

Shaping Fire Into Artistic Forms

Rob Prideaux has created a fantastic series entitled <i>Smoke & Fire</i>. The body of work originated after Prideaux was unable to find a suitable fire image for a project he was working on.<p>Each of his scenes features bright bursts of fire captured against a stark white background. The photos were taken in …

Photos

7 Ways To Create Authentic & Powerful Portraits

by Steven McConnell Do you remember the time you were learning to drive a car? If you’re like most people, it began as a purely technical, logical …

Photography

NASA Finds A Pink Planet That Challenges Current Theories

About 57 light years from Earth, astronomers have discovered a large new planet, colored a deep magenta. It’s the second planet whose color has been directly observed by astronomers, the first being HD 189733b. That alone would make this find noteworthy. But equally noteworthy is the fact that the …

CVS Requiring Customers To Show ID To Purchase Nail Polish Remover (UPDATE)

ID required for nail polish remover at CVS<p><b>UPDATE:</b> CVS has announced that it will no longer require photo identification to be shown in order for customers to buy nail polish remover in most states.<p>"We are committed to ensuring customer convenience while appropriately complying with regulations in …

The Israel-Palestine Peace Talks Could Be Over Before They Started

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Even as Israel readies to release just over two-dozen Palestinian prisoners ahead of Wednesday's …

NASA Ponders Life-Seeking Mission to Europa Moon

<b>With tantalizing hints of a global salty ocean lying beneath a layer of fractured ice, Jupiter‘s moon Europa has been catapulted to the top of the list of suitable homes for ETs in the solar system.</b><p>Now NASA has begun mapping out what a future mission to this intriguing worldlet may look like.<p>A new …

Obama touts NSA surveillance reforms to quell growing unease over programs

Barack Obama announced the first public review of US surveillance programs since 9/11 on Friday, in what amounts to the president's first concession that the mounting public concern in response to disclosures by whistleblower Edward Snowden justifies reform.<p>After weeks in which the Obama and senior …

Somewhere in Russia, Edward Snowden Is Smiling

President Obama couldn’t say it — he denied it repeatedly in fact — but Edward Snowden was very much the reason he felt compelled to stand before the …

Surveillance

Famous Sights Then And Now: The Colosseum (PHOTOS)

The ancient Colosseum of Rome, site of historic gladiator battles, has clearly had some structural issues: bits of rocks have fallen from it, causing many renovations and a 25 million dollar plan to build a barrier to protect tourists from falling rocks that should be finished in 2015.<p>But given …

Hand Lettered Poster Illustrations by Design Different

Hand Lettered Posters.<p>Check out this nice series of hand lettered poster illustrations by Design Different aka Ryan McArthur. The posters feature …

Mars Rover Curiosity's 10 Greatest Hits

The rover landed on Mars a year ago today. Happy Mars-iversary, Curiosity! You've been busy.<p>Mars rover Curiosity landed on the red planet one year ago today, so we here at <i>Popular Science</i> figured we'd take a look back at the journey. It's not an easy trip to summarize, since Curiosity marked a <i>ton</i> of …

Intense Acrylic Storm Paintings Portray the Power of Nature

Texas-based artist Michelle Manley explores the intensity of nature through dramatic acrylic paintings. In her <i>Storm</i> series, she uses earthy color palettes to create landscapes filled with dark clouds swirling together into distant and powerful storms. As the severe weather overtakes the atmosphere, …

Art

Wall Street Profits Hit Record Levels, So Why Are Banks Still Killing Jobs?

Try and make sense of this: The banking industry earned a record $40 billion in the first three months of 2012, meanwhile banks are cutting th0usands of jobs.<p>JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Bank of America each announced job cuts this week. BofA said it was slashing 209 jobs, Wells is cutting 126 …

Private Equity Fund Eyes The Business Of Pot

A couple of guys with serious investment banking experience are moving into the marijuana business. They've launched the first multimillion-dollar private equity fund devoted entirely to what they like to call the "cannabis space."<p>It started when Brendan Kennedy was working at the Silicon Valley …

Filing: Bank of America may face civil charges

Bank of America may face civil charges over one of the central elements of the financial crisis: mortgage-backed securities and similar assets.<p>In a regulatory filing Thursday, BofA said the Justice Department has warned it that it intends to file civil charges related to one or two jumbo prime …