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NGOs to Nikki Haley: Not our fault U.S. left U.N. Human Rights Council

Nearly 20 human rights groups defended the United Nations Human Rights Council and disputed U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley's assertion that the U.S. withdrew from the body because the nongovernmental organizations were thwarting American-led reform efforts.<p>"The decision to resign from the …

Human Rights

A Gallery Owner Was Arrested After Leaving a 10-Foot Heroin Spoon Sculpture Outside OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma

A Connecticut gallery owner was arrested after dropping a 10-foot-long sculpture of a heroin spoon in front of Purdue Pharma’s headquarters on Friday …

Medicine

Could This State Be the Next to Legalize Marijuana?

This large state's Department of Health just recommended legalizing marijuana.<p>Don't blink. Otherwise, you might miss the rapid rate at which the …

Cannabis

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Republicans plan on 'firing' Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein 'on Friday'

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) on Tuesday asserted in a congressional hearing that Republicans have a plan to oust Deputy Attorney General Rod …

Donald Trump

Square obtains NY State cryptocurrency license

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Square Inc (SQ.N), the payments company founded by Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) CEO Jack Dorsey, has obtained a license to offer New York state residents the ability to buy and sell bitcoin through its Cash App, the company said on Monday.<p>This makes Square the ninth firm to have …

New York State

Bay Area Father Dying of Cancer Is First Patient to Go to Trial to Argue Roundup Made Him Sick

On bad days, Dewayne Johnson is too crippled to speak. Lesions often cover as much as 80 percent of his body.<p>Doctors have said they didn’t expect him …

Glyphosate

The house that's being built entirely out of hemp (but no, you can't smoke it)

Cannabis' closest cousin is being used to build a home in Wales.<p>Although anyone caught growing cannabis could face years in prison, a similar and …

Cannabis

Secure any WiFi connection with this portable VPN device

Public WiFi is not unlike a public water fountain or a public bathroom — most of the time it’s fine to use, but depending on where you are, it can be</i> …

Information Systems

The Trove Cryptocurrency Wallet Will Keep Your Coins in Check

Founded by Benjamin Hubert, Layer is an industrial design agency from London that’s pretty well known for creating award-winning products, with …

Cryptocurrency

National Campaigns Aren’t Going To Cut It. To Beat Opioids, Everyone Needs To Step Up

The Trump administration unveiled a new anti-opioid education campaign last week, aimed at showcasing how easy it is to become addicted. These …

Drug Addiction

K2 ‘zombies’ invade subway station near notorious hotspot

K2 is hell on rails!<p>A zombie-like user stunned straphangers at a Brooklyn subway station as he lay zonked out and drooling on the tracks — right next …

Marijuana

Lab-Grown Meat Startups Backed by Bill Gates, Tyson Foods Face FDA Oversight

Lab-grown meat startups that rely on animal cells to produce beef, poultry and seafood products have caught the eye of the U.S. Food and Drug …

Agriculture

Deleting Your Online DNA Data Is Brutally Difficult

In the name of journalism, I have spit into a lot of test tubes.<p>I’ve sent samples of my saliva to Ancestry and 23andMe Inc. to find out about my …

Privacy

Do you know who’s using your DNA data?

You’re in search of your roots, on a quest to uncover your ancestors. You submit DNA to a public genealogy service and in exchange get information about your people. Success!<p>But from a constitutional perspective, in the US, you’re also abandoning evidence, which means criminal investigators can use …

Genealogy

LSD And Magic Mushrooms Can Treat Mental Disorders By Improving Brain Cell Function, Per New Study

Psychedelic drugs may be the next generation of treatment for anxiety and depression.<p>New research finds psychedelic drugs may be the next best …

Mental Health

New windows open for immunotherapy in lung cancer

NEWS AND VIEWS<p>Activating immune cells to destroy tumours is an effective strategy for treating an advanced lung cancer — but only for some people. …

Cancer

Billy Caldwell suffers first seizure after cannabis oil confiscated

Billy Caldwell whose medicinal cannabis oil was confiscated by the Tory government yesterday, has suffered his first seizure in 19 months.<p>The …

Cannabis

Watch Kodi on Amazon Fire TV? You're About to Be Hacked

<i>UPDATED 9:45 a.m. ET Tuesday June 12 with evidence that Amazon Fire TVs are indeed being infected by ADB.Miner. Originally published at 7:00 p.m. ET</i> …

Amazon Fire TV

This One Shocking Factor Can Make You 4600 Percent More Likely To Become an Addict

Click here for reuse options! It was discovered quite by accident – in part of a study of a totally different subject.One of my earliest memories is …

Drug Addiction

Crypto Exchange Bithumb Hit With Bill After Tax Investigation Ends

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has been found not guilty of tax evasion, but now faces a massive tax bill, according to reports.<p>The …

Cryptocurrency

House moderates reach tentative deal with conservatives to help ‘Dreamers’

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leader of House moderates said Thursday that a tentative deal with conservatives has emerged to help young “Dreamer” immigrants …

Republicans

Solution: How to Build a Three-Bin Compost System

By Anita B. Stone<p>Compost—there never seems to be enough. And if you keep adding material to a single heap, the stuff is never really finished. The …

Gardening

Trump signs bill for terminal patients to try unproven drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed legislation Wednesday aimed at helping people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments, calling it a "fundamental freedom" that will offer hope and save lives.<p>Joined by families dealing with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou …

FDA

Origins of an Epidemic: Purdue Pharma Knew Its Opioids Were Widely Abused

Purdue Pharma, the company that planted the seeds of the opioid epidemic through its aggressive marketing of OxyContin, has long claimed it was unaware of the powerful opioid painkiller’s growing abuse until years after it went on the market.<p>But a copy of a confidential Justice Department report …

Medicine

A Georgia Family Has Lost Custody Of Their Child After Giving Him Cannabis To Treat Seizures

Suzeanna and Matthew Brill are being charged with reckless conduct for treating their son's seizures with cannabis. Child Services now has custody of …

Cannabis

Nebraska police seized enough fentanyl to kill 26,000,000 people

A semi-truck driving on the shoulder of Route I-80 is what got the Nebraska state troopers’ attention. But the seemingly routine traffic stop last month led to one of the largest seizures of fentanyl in the United States: 118 pounds of the super-potent synthetic opioid — stashed in a secret …

How banks and law firms make millions from hospital debt

Not-for-profit hospitals are paying bankers, lawyers and other financial advisers hundreds of millions of dollars every year to help them with a …

CRISPR Eradicates Latent HIV-1, Offering Hope of "Functional Cures"

Scientists in Japan have used CRISPR-Cas9 technology to stop human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) replication in latently infected T cells …

‘Zombieland’ deli hit with another rash of K2 overdoses

The K2 zombies were back in force at Brooklyn’s “Zombieland” Saturday night.<p>More than two dozen people overdosed on the dangerous synthetic marijuana …

Al Sharpton, Council Speaker Johnson voice cautious optimism for city pot policy reform curbing racial gap in arrests

Rev. Al Sharpton and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson have high hopes.<p>The pair voiced cautious optimism on Saturday after Mayor de Blasio and the …