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Government approves medical marijuana research

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration handed backers of<p>medical marijuanaa significant victory Friday, opening the way for aUniversity of Arizonaresearcher to examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, a move that could lead to broader studies into potential benefits of …

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This Origami Microscope Costs Just $3, But It Can Diagnose Malaria

But what if you could create a microscope that could be mass manufactured for pennies and be durable enough to survive a curb stomp? That’s the …

U.S. Ambassador Speaks Pidgin English; Nigerians Love It

It's not often that a broadcast interview by a diplomat wows listeners, but a recent conversation involving the American ambassador to Nigeria, James F. Entwistle, is causing a buzz – and winning applause.<p>The praise is not so much for the content of the interview or the pressing issues the …

India plans mission to the Sun

India's Mangalyaan spacecraft is on its way to Mars, but the county is already planning its next major space exploration mission.<p>The country visited …

Facing opposition, Obama slows push for surgeon general

The White House is treading cautiously while going forward with Obama's nominee for surgeon general.<p>After a facing a bruising defeat over President Obama's pick for a key Justice Department post this month, the White House is carefully weighing how to move forward with the president's pick for …

Earthquake hits coastal Peru

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck about four miles from the coastal city of Sechura in northern Peru on Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.<p>No damage or injuries were reported in the quake, which happened at a depth of six miles.<p>The quake happened in a region that marks the boundary …

Cameroon under 'anti-homosexuals apartheid'

Cameroon is suffering under an "anti-homosexuals apartheid," a lawyer who has spent a decade defending gays and lesbians in the West African nation, where same-sex relations are illegal, has said.<p>"When a country uses weapons, the police and all available legal and prison means against a section of …

Fred Phelps Sr, ex-pastor of gay-hating Westboro church, 'close to death'

Fred Phelps Sr, once pastor of the infamously intolerant Westboro Baptist Church, is close to death, according to his son.<p>Nathan Phelps, who has been estranged from his father for 30 years, posted a statement on Facebook which said: “I’ve learned that my father, Fred Phelps Sr, pastor of the ‘God …

Petition Demands Dartmouth 'Take Action' Against Sexual Violence

A petition to compel Dartmouth College to enforce more serious repercussions on students who commit acts of sexual violence has topped 50,000 …

Kansas Legislature Scolds Itself Over Slew Of Contentious Bills

Some Kansas lawmakers have been getting a lot of attention during this legislative session for controversial bills they've introduced. Some lawmakers argue that the initiatives are distracting from core issues, like the economy, and are casting a negative light on the state.<p>One recent bill would …

Syria claims to have captured rebel stronghold on Lebanese border

Syria claims its military has seized a key town on the Lebanese border that was the target of a months-long offensive. Activists said fighting was continuing but the government was in control of much of Yabroud.<p>Yabroud was a key supply line for rebels into neighbouring Lebanon and overlooked an …

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