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Backyard Vegetable Garden: Enjoying the Bounty

Backyard Vegetable Garden: Enjoying the Bounty<p>How to reduce the work while increasing your harvest by adding a few simple tricks to your gardening …

At The NRA Meeting: Come For The Guns, Stay For The Camaraderie

Ben Pickering can't believe his luck.<p>"Holy cow," he keeps saying. "Man, that's just incredible. That's just amazing."<p>Pickering won a drawing for an Ambush rifle, an $1,800 AR-15-style model. Pickering already has a lot of weapons — "I honestly could not count," he says — but he's still excited to …

Risk of Tornadoes and Severe Weather Looms Over Plains and South

Weather<p>Large hail and damaging winds are on the horizon for at least 77 million residents of the American Plains and South, where a tornado-spawning storm system is expected to cut a path from South Dakota to Louisiana starting Sunday.<p>Although twisters will threaten a “broad area” beginning Sunday …

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Legalise marijuana, says former US supreme court justice

The former supreme court justice John Paul Stevens said on Saturday that the federal government should legalise marijuana.<p>Stevens, 94, was speaking to National Public Radio, in an interview to discuss his new book. Asked if federal law should follow those states – Washington and Colorado – that …

New Georgia Gun Law Sparks Controversy

A new gun law in Georgia is giving gun owners the go-ahead to pack heat in some pretty surprising places. A bar owner must now opt out if they want guns banned on the premises. And unless a police officer witnesses a crime, they are banned from asking individuals who brandish a gun to show their …

Barbara Boxer, AIPAC seek to codify Israel's right to discriminate against Americans

<b>(updated below - Update II)</b><p>In order for the US to permit citizens of a foreign country to enter the US without a visa, that country must agree to certain conditions. Chief among them is reciprocity: that country must allow Americans to enter without a visa as well. There are 37 countries which have …

Obama's Pledge On U.S.-S. Korea War-Time Command Responds To N. Korea Threats Of 4th Nuke Test

President Obama and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un look as if they’re squaring off for a serious fight at least to judge from their rhetoric during Obama’s visit to Korea.<p>One day Obama was saying “we will not hesitate to use our military might to defend our allies,” and the next day Kim was …

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another six weeks, until June 30, 2014. First prize winner will receive an 8-day Alaskan expedition for two. National Geographic was once more kind enough to allow me to share some of the early …