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DEA Warns Of Stoned Rabbits If Utah Passes Medical Marijuana

by The Huffington Post // March 3, 2015 // Updated 06:38 GMT // 0 Comments

Where would this country be if Peter Cottontail got cottonmouth? Matt Fairbanks, an agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s “marijuana eradication” team in Utah, testified to a state Senate panel last week, and said rabbits could get addicted to pot, lose their natural instincts and sit around getting high all the time should a bill […]

White House warns Netanyahu not to reveal Iran details

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 02:20 GMT // 0 Comments

The White House is uncertain what precise details may come out but aides spent Monday frantically mobilizing after Israeli officials said that the prime minister planned to disclose sensitive details of an agreement taking shape in talks between six world powers and Iran, which has entered a delicate final stage. Concern and anger among American […]

Family of Tsarnaev associate killed by FBI to sue for $30 million

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 01:14 GMT // 0 Comments

The claim argues the FBI has given “no viable justification” to account for shooting and killing Todashev during a 2013 interrogation in Todashev’s apartment in Orlando, Florida. The interrogation occurred about a month after the Boston Marathon bombings and centered around another crime linked to bombing suspect Tsarnaev: a 2011 triple homicide in Waltham, Massachusetts. […]

The Toughest Job At AIPAC: Selling Iran Diplomacy

by The Huffington Post // March 3, 2015 // Updated 00:59 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — Selling nuclear diplomacy with Iran was perhaps the toughest job at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference this year — second only to shepherding teenage attendees to the AIPAC selfie wall. Still, one gutsy former adviser to President Barack Obama decided to give it a shot — and soon realized he […]

I Knew My Relationship Was Over When My Ex Said This

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 23:55 GMT // 0 Comments

After a relationship ends, you can usually look back and pinpoint a few moments that should have signaled it wasn’t going to last. For some HuffPost Divorce readers, it was a single sentence that made them see the writing on the wall. Below, our Facebook and Twitter followers share the one thing their ex told […]

Despite India’s Wealth, Pregnant Women Are Dangerously Underweight, Study Finds

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 22:02 GMT // 0 Comments

NEW DELHI — Her first child survived eight months before succumbing to pneumonia; her second was stillborn; her third, delivered in a rickshaw, gasped for an hour before dying. Mothers and babies shared a bed last year at a public hospital in Gurgaon, India. The poor health of children in India, even after decades of robust economic […]

What It Would Look Like If The Dowager Countess Leaves ‘Downton Abbey’

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:44 GMT // 0 Comments

With the Season 5 finale of “Downton Abbey” on Sunday night, we said farewell to our vaguely high brow soap opera. It was a bumpy season, one that started off on fire and saw its way through more bigotry, marriage, eavesdropping and prison time for the Bateses. HuffPost Entertainment spoke with executive producer Gareth Neame […]

Termites Are Guardians of the Soil

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:19 GMT // 0 Comments

Basics By NATALIE ANGIER A termite mound in Kenya. Such mounds can reach 30 feet high and 80 feet across. (G. Sosio/De Agostini, via Getty Images) The giant termite mounds that rise up from the sands of the African savanna are so distinctive it’s tempting to give them names, like “Art Deco Skyline” or “Trumpeting […]

Zuckerberg Goes on Charm Offensive for Internet.org

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 19:57 GMT // 0 Comments

The Facebook chief executive outlined on Monday why he thought Internet.org, a service backed by his company that is intended to provide people in emerging markets with free access to some online applications, would help telecommunications carriers persuade customers to spend more on streaming content to their cellphones. The service, which is now offered in […]

What It’s Really Like To Star In A Music Video With Taylor Swift

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 16:50 GMT // 0 Comments

Dominic Sherwood has appeared in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Not Fade Away” and “Vampire Academy,” but his big break came when Taylor Swift’s “Style” video premiered last month. He plays the guy with the James Dean daydream look in his (dual-colored) eyes. What’s it like to shoot a Taylor Swift music video, you ask? […]

At AIPAC, Brad Sherman Reflects Congressional Divide On Iran Sanctions

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 15:33 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — Addressing an audience Sunday at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) showed signs of the increasing partisan tension on Iran policy. Sherman, the second-ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, with a reputation as an Iran hawk, maneuvered the delicate balancing act of supporting Democratic President Barack Obama […]

Why I teach ‘Star Trek’ in my class

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 15:14 GMT // 0 Comments

My children grew up watching the shows that followed the original series, which continued the tradition established by “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry of tackling current events like war, genocide and pollution. It was good family entertainment that also prompted reflection on issues of the day. And it was this exploration of both space and […]

Indiana Considers ‘Baby Boxes’ To Allow Moms To Abandon Infants Safely

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 14:49 GMT // 0 Comments

On the outside, the metal box looks like an oversized bread container. But what’s inside could save an abandoned newborn’s life. The box is actually a newborn incubator, or baby box, and it could be showing up soon at Indiana hospitals, fire stations, churches and selected nonprofits under legislation that would give mothers in crisis […]

‘I am the proud son of an immigrant’

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 13:02 GMT // 0 Comments

If my father had not been brave and hungry for a better future in America, there would be one fewer public administrator, one fewer third grade teacher and one fewer student in medical school in my family. Had so many young people not given their youth, their energy, their strength and their love for this […]

Yankees, Eager to Retire Numbers, Subtract Options for Current Players

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 11:35 GMT // 0 Comments

TAMPA, Fla. — When Garrett Jones was traded to the Yankees in December, he was hoping to bring with him his good-luck charm of a number, 46. When the Yankees acquired shortstop Brendan Ryan, he knew he would be denied his favorite childhood number, 7. And when Jacoby Ellsbury signed a free-agent contract with the […]

Bibi vs. Barack: It’s time for a truce

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 05:52 GMT // 0 Comments

The speech itself is a terrible mistake. Arranging it without prior consultation with the White House was not only an affront to Barack Obama but to the Presidency itself. One would have thought that after all the uproar, Netanyahu would have caught a “cold” and postponed, but now that he plans to go ahead, he […]

Julian Fellowes on Twists in the ‘Downton Abbey’ Season Finale

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 04:37 GMT // 0 Comments

The fifth season finale of “Downton Abbey” tugged at many heartstrings, and we’re not talking about Lord Grantham’s mistaken case of angina. (Stop reading here if you wish to avoid spoilers.) Julian Fellowes, the force behind the twists and turns of the characters on “Downton Abbey,” discusses the Season 5 finale and the show’s future. […]

In Los Angeles, Stadiums Battle Heats Up

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 04:06 GMT // 0 Comments

On Pro Football By KEN BELSON An artist’s rendering of a proposed football stadium in Carson, Calif., that the Raiders and the Chargers say they plan to share. (MANICA Architecture, via Reuters) For years, the N.F.L. played cat and mouse with the city of Los Angeles. Every so often a team in, say, Minnesota, would […]

Report: Hillary Clinton Launching Presidential Campaign In April

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 01:13 GMT // 0 Comments

Hillary Clinton and her close advisers are telling Democratic donors she will enter the presidential race sooner than expected, likely in April, a move that would allay uncertainties within her party and allow her to rev up fundraising.Former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gives the keynote speech during LeadOn:Watermark’s Silicon Valley Conference For […]

How to party like a conservative

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 21:27 GMT // 0 Comments

Would I try my luck with “The Fiorina Freedom” or “The Captain Carson”? Perhaps “Rubio’s Thirst Quencher” or “Rand’s Liquid Liberty”? READ: Can conservatives come together? I handed the menu to the bartender. – So she would support Perry as the presidential nominee? “I hope the best person for our party wins the nomination,” she […]

‘Jihadi John’s’ e-mails revealed

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 19:51 GMT // 0 Comments

“The release includes mentions of his (Independent Police Complaints Commission) complaint, his efforts to discover why he was unable to travel back to Kuwait to start a new life amongst other details.” Writing to the advocacy group’s research director, Asim Qureshi, Emwazi began with his altercations at a UK airport, making impassioned allegations about his […]

‘Jihadi John’s’ e-mails revealed

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 19:51 GMT // 0 Comments

“The release includes mentions of his (Independent Police Complaints Commission) complaint, his efforts to discover why he was unable to travel back to Kuwait to start a new life amongst other details.” Writing to the advocacy group’s research director, Asim Qureshi, Emwazi began with his altercations at a UK airport, making impassioned allegations about his […]

Dear Chandrika: Conversations with my missing wife

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 17:30 GMT // 0 Comments

When will you be back? Your guess is as good as mine. For good. That is. What if I am gone for good? *** K.S. Narendran wrote these words, an inner dialogue with his wife of 25 years, Chandrika Sharma. She was one of 239 people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 when it disappeared a […]

A CPAC history lesson: How Rand Paul could be like Ronald Reagan

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 17:26 GMT // 0 Comments

1. Winning CPAC once meant little, but are Rand Paul’s multiple wins just the ticket? Rand Paul won his third consecutive CPAC presidential straw poll this weekend, and most political journalists yawned — and understandably so. There have been 20 previous CPAC straw polls, and only in four of those cases has the winner ended […]

The O’Reilly tapes: Phone recordings raise new questions about JFK story

by CNN Money // March 1, 2015 // Updated 11:17 GMT // 0 Comments

In his 2012 book “Killing Kennedy,” O’Reilly wrote that he knocked on the door of a South Florida home when suddenly he “heard the shotgun blast that marked the suicide” of George de Mohrenschildt, a Russian immigrant who knew Lee Harvey Oswald. While promoting the book, O’Reilly said on Fox News that he “was about […]

Thousands Protest Wisconsin’s Right-To-Work Bill At The State’s Capitol

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 21:04 GMT // 0 Comments

By Brendan O’Brien MADISON, Wis., Feb 28 (Reuters) – Wisconsin unions bussed in thousands of workers from around the state on Saturday to demonstrate against the impending adoption of a law that would ban private sector workers from being required to join a union or pay dues. The bill, which was approved by the Republican-led […]

Attack of the Student Hairdressers

by The New York Times // February 28, 2015 // Updated 20:42 GMT // 0 Comments

When my two eldest girls went off to college, I began to look for a part-time job. Through the grapevine, I heard of an opening for a part-time substitute teacher at a high school near home. I applied and was hired right away. What great good luck, I thought. Not only could I help pay […]

After Boris Nemtsov’s Assassination, ‘There Are No Longer Any Limits’

by The New York Times // February 28, 2015 // Updated 20:39 GMT // 0 Comments

On Friday evening, Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition leader and former first deputy prime minister under Boris Yeltsin, went on a prominent Moscow radio station to exhort his fellow citizens to come out to protest President Vladimir Putin’s policies. There would be a rally on Sunday, a spring march, to demonstrate against the deepening economic […]

Eric Holder’s Parting Shot: It’s Too Hard To Bring Civil Rights Cases

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 18:37 GMT // 0 Comments

Attorney General Eric Holder plans to push, during his final weeks in office, a new standard of proof for civil-rights offenses, saying in an exit interview with POLITICO that such a change would make the federal government “a better backstop” against discrimination in cases like Ferguson and Trayvon Martin. Getty Read the whole story at […]

China Cuts Interest Rates to Stimulate Slowing Economy

by The New York Times // February 28, 2015 // Updated 14:22 GMT // 0 Comments

SHANGHAI — With its growth engine slowing, China said on Saturday that for the second time in three months it was reducing the nation’s benchmark interest rates. In an announcement on its website, China’s central bank said that, effective Sunday, the one-year bank lending rate would drop by 0.25 percentage points to 5.35 percent and […]

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