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Legal weed? higher wages? Democrats rally midterm votes by making a proposition or two

Drugs and money may offer the best hope of luring voters to the polls in some states for November's elections.<p>Openly bribing voters remains illegal but offering sweeteners in the form of popular propositions that appeal especially to the poor, African-Americans and the young – all traditionally …

Stephen Colbert gives heartfelt advice (no, really) to teenage girls

No, this isn’t a joke, or even a bit from Stephen Colbert’s show. The soon-to-be <i>Late Show</i> host dropped his satirical facade to pass on some …

Watch Brian Williams Pull The Ultimate Dad Move When Announcing His Daughter’s Peter Pan Casting

Brian Williams: News anchor, amateur rapper, embarrassing dad.<p>Wednesday night, Williams reported his daughter, Allison Williams, was cast in NBC’s</i> …

At Colorado’s borders, a dividing line over marijuana

An old man with a snow-white beard bounded into the double-wide trailer that houses the only pot shop in eastern Colorado. He wore bib overalls over a white T-shirt, and a huge grin. He was a farmer from Nebraska, and he was 78 years old. “How much can I get for $100?” he asked.<p>Ray — no last name, …

Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar Lip Balm Is Selling Like Crazy

There was one very obvious, pre-planned product placement involved in the Oscars—the selfie that broke Twitter and gave a Samsung Galaxy the incredible honor of being handled by Bradley Cooper’s beautiful hands. But product placement kismet wasn’t just limited to the tech giants of the world. When …

Selling

Banks Balk at Marijuana Money Despite U.S. Guidelines

The Obama administration has sent a message to the nation's bankers: Even though the sale of marijuana is a federal crime, they can provide service to this new industry without fear of prosecution, but only if the bankers follow a detailed list of guidelines.<p>Many praised the move as giving …

Cannabis

Ronald Reagan's Son Records Atheist Radio Ad: 'Not Afraid Of Burning In Hell'

Ron Reagan, the son of former President Ronald Reagan, has recorded a radio ad promoting the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The ad has been running on the progressive radio program "The Randi Rhodes Show."<p>In the ad, which has been running all month, the former Air America host and atheist …

German policeman arrested in possible 'cannibal' case

<b>Police in Dresden say they have arrested a 55-year-old police officer on suspicion of murder after the body of another man was found in the Erz mountains in eastern Germany.</b><p>Investigators believe that the two men met via an internet site for cannibalism fetishists.<p>The suspect denies eating body …

Crime

Ginnifer Goodwin Pregnant, Expecting First Child With Fiance And Co-Star Josh Dallas

Congrats go out to these "Once Upon A Time" co-stars!<p>Ginnifer Goodwin is expecting her first child with fiance Josh Dallas. Her rep confirmed the happy news to People, although no other details about Goodwin's pregnancy were revealed.<p>The actress, 35, and Dallas, 31 -- who play Snow White and Prince …

50 Years After Camelot, the New Generation of Kennedys Are Making Names for Themselves

On Friday’s 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, it’s only natural to dwell on how the tragedy affected the nation. But …

Joe Kennedy

Japan wants to sell its super-fast levitating trains to the US

Former US politicians have visited Japan for a ride on a train that uses magnetic levitation to travel at 315 mph. As cities around the world consider the introduction of maglev trains, the Japanese government hopes the American group's experience of the journey — a test ahead of Japan's planned …

Lena Dunham Hilariously, Candidly Interviews Mindy Kaling

<i>If you put two brilliant funnywomen in a room together, comedic magic is guaranteed. Tavi Gevinson, the founder and editor of</i> Rookie <i>(a two-year-old</i> …

Comedy

Hollywood Celebrities Are All Super Liberal, Except When They Aren't

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A group backing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's re-election bid in Kentucky unveiled a new …

The New (Gentler) Victoria's Secret Model Workout

What do Doutzen, Lily, Lindsay and Erin have in common besides hitting the genetic jackpot? Religious Ballet Beautiful workouts leading up to their big reveal.<p>The annual, and much anticipated, Victoria's Secret show will be taping one week from today (and airing on Tuesday, December 10th 10/9 C on …

Writer Michael Arndt Exits 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

Director J.J. Abrams and longtime Lucasfilm collaborator Lawrence Kasdan are handling script duties for the franchise's newest installment.<p><b>Michael</b> …

Texas Treats Pigs Better Than Prisoners

The state of Texas has been the subject of multiple lawsuits over its insistence on killing state prisoners with heat stroke as they sit in jails …

Amanda Knox's retrial begins in Italy; court orders new test on knife

FLORENCE, Italy --<p>Amanda Knoxand her Italian ex-boyfriend are back on trial in the 2007 murder of her British roommate, but neither defendant was in court as the case got underway Monday.<p>The trial is the latest stage in a drawn-out legal process that saw the pair convicted in 2009 of stabbing to …

Crime

California prison hunger strike leader: 'If necessary we'll resume. This is war'

Exclusive: From solitary confinement at the brutal Pelican Bay, Todd Ashker led a protest that shook the US penal system<p>Todd Ashker enters the visitation cubicle and a metal door slides shut behind him. He places his hands into a slot so a guard on the other side can unlock the handcuffs. He rubs …

Amanda Knox, ex-lover face murder retrial in Italy

The retrial of Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend for the sexual abuse and murder of a British student in 2007 begins in Florence on Monday, amid fierce questioning of Italy's justice system.<p>Knox and Raffaele Sollecito spent four years behind bars for the murder of Meredith Kercher, who …

Petcube Opens Kickstarter Campaign To Let People Play With Their Pets Remotely

If you haven’t gotten your dose of cute cat footage for the day, watch this and then listen up. A startup called Petcube has launched a Kickstarter campaign today to manufacture a sleek box, tricked out with a laser pointer, wide angle camera lens, speakers and Wi-Fi, that allows people to play …

Doctors Lean Toward Introducing Allergenic Foods To Kids Early

It's an anxiety that lots of us parents live with: With all the talk about the high rates of food allergies, will <i>my</i> baby or toddler be next?<p>There's a lot that doctors are still trying to understand about how to treat food allergies in kids. But a committee of experts from the American Academy of …

Science for potheads: Why they love to get high

<b>(Riccardo Mojana via Shutterstock)</b><p>There’s so much misunderstanding around marijuana. Here’s what’s really happening to people when they smoke weed<p>K.M. Cholewa<p>September 8, 2013 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Drug warriors have long tried to smear marijuana as a dangerous scourge, seeking to criminalize possession of a …

Amazon intends to offer long-rumored smartphone for free, according to report

An Amazon-made smartphone may be made available to customers free of charge when it launches, according to a new report today. Jessica E. Lessin, a former <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reporter, cites anonymous sources familiar with the retailer's plans, and they say that Amazon wants to sell the smartphone …

Senator Leahy: Feds Shouldn't 'Waste Time' on State Marijuana Laws

The Judiciary Committee chair worries that a "dysfunctional" Congress won't press for needed drug reforms.<p>It's easy both to understate and overstate the significance of the Justice Department's announcement Thursday that it would not immediately challenge new regulations in Colorado and Washington …

Prince Lionheart Offers A Whole New Way To Change Diapers

There’s no doubt about it, having a baby is a lot of work! As parents, we’re always searching for a better way to get the job done and make it a …