Tiffany Billington

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FBI reportedly interviewed bombing suspect in 2011

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was questioned about possible ties to Chechen terrorists, according to reports<p>In 2011, the FBI reportedly interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Boston bombing suspect who died in a shoot-out with police, about possible ties to Chechen terrorists. According to reports, though, law …

Marijuana Prohibition Now Costs The Government $20 Billion A Year: Economist

NEW YORK -- Marijuana prohibition now costs state and federal government as much as $20 billion a year, an economist told The Huffington Post -- and legalization efforts are only just beginning to chip away at that.<p>That number comes from Jeffrey Miron, a senior lecturer at Harvard University who in …

Chechen Insurgents Claim It's All A Conspiracy

"The biggest media cover-up of all time."<p>A website tied to the Chechen insurgency in Russia Saturday called the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings "completely muddled" and suggested the arrest of two members of a Chechen-immigrant family was part of an anti-Chechnya "PR campaign."<p>Kavkaz …

The huge, unanswered questions post-Boston

Why did some seem giddy that suspects were Muslim? Will good police work change our treatment of public employees?<p>As news outlets reported late last week that the Boston bombing suspects were of Chechen-Muslim descent, many readers (on Twitter and in my emailbox) asked whether I was sad, because I …

Baseball player 'steals first,' confounding all scorekeeping software

On Friday, Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura performed an act of baserunning lunacy so unforeseeable that play-by-play software couldn’t even process it, says baseball historian David Vincent. <i>ESPN.com</i> offers a detailed account of the bewildering play, in which Segura tried unsuccessfully to …

Mo Farah: London Marathon 'oversleeping' comment was just a joke

Mo Farah has revealed that comments he had overslept before running in the London Marathon were "just a joke" and said he had been "one of the first …

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A Wild Country Grows in South Sudan

Day one is Thursday, and we roll out of Juba, South Sudan, in the ambassador’s official ride, a Toyota Land Cruiser in spotless white. The driver’s door is showered with gold stars across a familiar sky blue flag and the words L’UNION EUROPÉENNE, the heraldry of someone who matters in this vast, …

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Five year old victim abandoned in hospital as India faces child rape crisis

A five year old girl who was raped and left in a critical condition has been abandoned by her parents at India's leading hospital, an opposition leader has revealed amid growing anger over sexual assaults on children.<p>Sushma Swaraj, parliamentary leader of the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, …