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Smoked pot and want to enlist? US Army turning a blind eye to youthful indiscretions

As more states lessen or eliminate marijuana penalties, the US Army is granting hundreds of waivers to enlist people who used the drug in their youth - as long as they realize they can’t do so again in the military.<p>The number of waivers granted by the active-duty Army for marijuana use jumped to …

Military

First on CNN: Russian officials bragged they could use Flynn to influence Trump, sources say

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Russian officials bragged in conversations during the presidential campaign that they had cultivated a strong relationship with former Trump adviser retired Gen. Michael Flynn and believed they could use him to influence Donald Trump and his team, sources told CNN.<p>The …

Donald Trump

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The New RICK AND MORTY Episode Will Re-air on Adult Swim!

<b>UPDATE:</b> Unless you had purchased some sort of future-predicting device from the shop of one Mr. Needful (note: maybe think twice about using that), …

TV
College Basketball

Gonzaga holds off South Carolina in Final Four to reach title game

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Gonzaga guard Nigel Williams-Goss turned the corner and dribbled into traffic, waited for three South Carolina defenders to converge on him in the paint and then lobbed a little hook toward the rim despite Justin McKie smacking him on the left arm.<p>When the ball went in with 10:55 …

College Basketball

U.S. military officer in charge of approving airstrikes defends procedures used to prevent civilian deaths

As the U.S.-led coalition fighting<p>Islamic Statefaces increasing criticism for killing civilians in airstrikes on the dense neighborhoods of west Mosul, a senior U.S. military officer in Iraq defended the procedures used to prevent such deaths.<p>"We are very careful about how much collateral damage we …

Donald Trump Will Defeat ISIS

And it will be mostly due to the work of his predecessor.<p>The dysfunction at the highest levels of the American government right now obscures a dramatic reality: Donald Trump is going to defeat the Islamic State, and Americans need to be fine with that.<p>Like most of the people reading this, I have …

Middle East

France plans internet ombudsman to safeguard free speech

Ombudsman role would serve to protect companies from spurious complaints and prevent excessive censorship<p>France is considering appointing an official internet ombudsman to regulate complaints about online material in order to prevent excessive censorship and preserve free speech.<p>A bill establishing …

Privacy

The war hardened generals advising Donald Trump

by Greg Jaffe and Greg Miller<p>President-elect Donald Trump is assembling a national security team dominated by retired generals who share a deep …