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Before money ran the capital

The growing number of extravagantly paid ex-Congress members and staffers have transformed D.C. since Nixon<p>In the wake of all the talk surrounding Mark Leibovich’s controversial book about Washington, This Town, I was asked how that city has changed since I first lived there nearly 45 years ago. …

Xbox One vs PS4: All you need to know

Ahead of their release later this year, see how the launch titles, bundles and hardware for the Xbox One and PS4 compare.<p>Techradar takes a look at the latest information on the Playstation 4 and XBox One following the Gamescom gaming convention, including launch titles and bundles.<p>From the design …

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Justdelete.me Wants To Help You Pull The Plug On All Those Pesky Online Accounts

It’s tiring, isn’t it? Doing everything online, I mean. Everyday you log into services tailor-made for shopping, searching, sharing, watching, chatting, curating, reading, bragging — that’s a lot of places to keep your personal information, and no one could blame you if you wanted to try to pare …

Wal-Mart’s newest scheme to ruin the middle class

Just as bad as the original ’80s campaign, “Buy America” 2.0 continues Wal-Mart’s planned takeover of urban markets<p>Almost 30 years ago, as the U.S. was bleeding jobs, Walmart launched a "Buy America" program and started hanging "Made in America" signs in its 750 stores. It was a marketing success, …

Can Marijuana Improve Your Emotional State?

It's no secret that marijuana can put a smile on many people's faces, but research suggests that the drug's positive effects go beyond just getting …

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7 ways booze is more dangerous than pot

Marijuana is statistically less harmful than alcohol, and it’s time to treat it that way<p>No substantial evidence links marijuana to traffic accidents, domestic violence or cancer, yet pot is illegal and listed as a Schedule I controlled substance by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. …

Out Of Ideas And In Debt, Spain Sets Sights On Taxing The Sun

It’s always sunny in Spain, right? That might be a bit of an overstatement but the country hasn’t garnered a sunny reputation for nothing: cities like Huelva and Seville boast nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. With so much sunshine at its disposal, Spain has aggressively pursued the …

With 'Ingress,' the world is Google's game board

Your Android smartphone becomes your entry into a new dimension of video games with 'Ingress,' a sci-fi game that is played in the real world, in real-time, around the globe.<p>Want a glimpse into the future of video games? Tap into <i>Ingress</i>.<p>The real-world augmented reality game was launched quietly in …

China to ditch its one-child policy as ageing crisis looms

China's new leaders are close to abandoning the country's one-child policy, belatedly moving to avert an ageing crunch as the work force goes into sharp decline.<p>The official news agency Xinhua reported that the Family Planning Commission is studying proposals to lift the ban on a second child, if …