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7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

U.S. agents crack down on illegal marijuana sites on Colorado public lands

DENVER (Reuters) - Several large marijuana cultivation sites in Colorado that were being used by traffickers to ship the drug to other states have been dismantled by federal agents and state police in the past six weeks, authorities said on Thursday.<p>Since mid-August, federal, state and local …

Oregon’s first week of legal pot sales takes in $11 million

Recreational sales of marijuana were impressive in Oregon’s first week selling recreational marijuana, making over an estimated $11 million.<p>The Oregon Retail Cannabis Association estimates there were sales of $3.5 million on October 1 alone — the first day that legal recreational sale of cannabis …

WeWork Used These Documents To Convince Investors It's Worth Billions

Startups don’t turn into unicorns — the buzzword for companies valued at a billion dollars or more — without a good story attached. For WeWork — which leases office space, divvies it up into desk-sized chunks, and rents it out month to month, largely in fashionable cities like San Francisco and New …

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The War on the War on Drugs

<b>T</b>he War On Poverty. The War On Hunger. The War On Discrimination. The War On Racism. We absolutely love to declare war on things here in the U.S. Maybe it's because "The non-violent police action against racism," just doesn't have the same ring to it, or maybe it's because Americans love to do …

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Meet the Lonely Japanese Men in Love With Virtual Girlfriends

A Love Plus player holds a picture of himself and his virtual girlfriend Manaka, taken in Atami during a weekend trip pr<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Loulou d'Aki<p>1 of …

Phoenix Sniper Strikes Again: Arizona Cops Confirm 11th Freeway Shooting

U.S. news<p>A bullet pierced the side of a tractor-trailer on a Phoenix freeway Thursday, and police said they were treating it as the 11th attack in a string of shootings over the past two weeks that have terrorized drivers.<p>The governor pleaded for the public’s help earlier Thursday, and authorities …

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THE SELECTS: A Child Weds in Bangladesh

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BMW Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit, Company To Pay $1.6M And Rehire Black Employees In South Carolina Facility

BMW Manufacturing Co. LLC Tuesday agreed to pay $1.6 million and rehire 70 black employees settling a 2-year-old racial discrimination lawsuit. The …

Everything Apple announced at its September 2015 event

A couple hundred hints later, Apple has finally revealed what Siri had up her sleeves… along with a slew of other announcements.<p>Here’s a quick recap of everything you need to know from today’s keynote. As always, click through to the full articles for more details.<p>Apple Watch x Hermes, plus a few …

Uproar among House GOP conservatives forces new strategy on Iran vote

Republican hopes of forcing President Obama into a veto showdown over the Iran nuclear deal collapsed Wednesday after House conservatives forced leaders to ditch their strategy and come up with a new one.<p>Republicans overwhelmingly oppose the landmark agreement. But a core group of House Republicans …

Apple Gets Hardcore About Its Hobbies

The iPad wasn’t versatile enough for business. The iPhone camera wasn’t sharp enough for photographers. And none of Apple’s products were fast enough for diehard gamers. Until today.<p>The resounding theme of Apple’s big press event was that it got serious about making its mainstream products powerful …

Serena Williams Defeats Her Sister Venus at the US Open: Pictures

If cops and unions agree, then why hasn’t medical weed bill passed?

Just days before Friday’s deadline to pass legislation in this session, something weird is going down in Sacramento with legislation that could — after two decades — bring structure and regulation to the medical marijuana industry. And it may have to do with who gets the credit.<p>For the first time …

Oregon hemp farmer says startup going slow

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — One of Oregon's first hemp farmers says a lack of seed is making it tough to get going.<p>Josephine County Commissioner Cheryl …

Missouri Man Sentenced To Life In Prison Over Marijuana Is Set Free

"The Jeff Mizanskey case simply shows that the war on drugs has reached the pinnacle of absurdity."<p>Jeff Mizanskey, a 61-year-old man who was serving life in prison for nonviolent marijuana offenses, walked out of a Missouri prison a free man on Tuesday morning.<p>Mizanskey had already spent 21 years …

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Fears Of Marijuana 'Monopoly' In Ohio Undercut Support For Legalization

Yellow Springs is a small college town in Ohio that has more than one head shop and a lot of tie-dye and hemp.<p>Many would consider it ground zero for likely supporters of the referendum on the ballot this November that could make Ohio the fifth state to legalize recreational and medical …

Legal Marijuana In Arizona Would Generate Over $60 Million In Taxes Annually, Study Predicts

"It might not be enough to solve all of our schools' budget problems, but it will help immensely."<p>Arizona stands to generate more than $60 million in marijuana tax revenue annually, if voters decide to legalize and regulate the plant for adult recreational purposes in 2016.<p>That's according to an …

The synthetic marijuana trade is a multimillion-dollar industry

But that's just a peek at how large and lucrative synthetic drug operations are becoming.<p>"This is millions and millions and millions of dollars that these organizations make off this stuff," said DEA spokesman Matthew Barden, who worked on the aforementioned operation, Project Synergy. "When you're …

On Marijuana Policy, Congress Needs to Pick Up Where It Left Off

Now that Congress has returned from its August recess, it's time for members to debate and vote on the annual budget that will fund the federal government from October of this year through September of next year. And various marijuana amendments will be a part of these discussions.<p>Much has been …

Feeling the Burn at Burning Man: Pictures

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Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

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See the 16 Most Bizarre Courtroom Sketches

Tom Brady appears in United States District Court on Aug. 12, 2015.<br>NY District Court

How to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone as a Photographer

As with many other areas in life, you may find yourself susceptible to falling into a routine with your photography – a comfort zone, if you will. It …

How Facebook and Yahoo are spawning billion-dollar startups

Take Facebook, for example.<p>As Facebook got bigger and bigger, it started running into some serious growing pains — it was generating more data than its data centers could handle. This was a problem, given that people expect Facebook to always be available and snappy.<p>Normally, this is where a …

Choosing to Be Black Is the Epitome of White Privilege

“Are you African-American?” For Rachel Dolezal, the question seemed almost rhetorical. The now embattled former president of the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the NAACP, dodged answering when asked the four words by a reporter last week.<p>“It’s a little more complex,” Dolezal said, by which she …

How to Effectively Dress Like a New Yorker

The definitive guide to get that effortless city look.<p>Everyone has their own idea of what New York is like. Mine came from <i>Gossip Girl</i> reruns, which portrayed NYC as a city where everyone wears fabulous clothes. To my surprise, the show was pretty accurate in that respect. As an Ohio native, moving …