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  • 2 days ago
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    Australia Considers Legalizing Marijuana

    The Green Party of Australia has proposed a new bill that would fully legalize cannabis within the country. The legislation would allow Australian citizens to legally grow up to six plants in their home & create standards for selling cannabis in licensed shops. Green Party Leader Richard Di Natale has been a vocal advocate for immediate change. Mr. Natale and fellow Greens have lashed out against harsh criminal sentences & the failed approach of prohibition in Australia.

  • 8 days ago
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    ‘Get ready Russia’: Trump announces Syrian missile strike on Twitter against ‘Gas Killing Animal’ Assad

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that he would soon be launching a missile strike against Syria — and warned Russia to back off from retaliating. “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria,” Trump wrote. “Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’ You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”

  • 9 days ago
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    Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says 'you're the product with Facebook and Google'

    The tech giant tells us why he and some good friends are leaving Facebook.

  • 10 days ago
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    Was Your Facebook Data Shared With Cambridge Analytica?

    Get ready to find out if your Facebook data has been swept up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Starting Monday, the 87 million users who might have had their data shared with Cambridge Analytica will get a detailed message on their news feeds. Facebook says most of the affected users (more than 70 million) are in the U.S., though there are over a million each in the Philippines, Indonesia and the U.K.

  • 12 days ago
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    Self-help guru Tony Robbins faces backlash for #MeToo criticism at San Jose event

    Internationally renowned self-help guru Tony Robbins is fending off criticism from some of his devoted fans for #MeToo-related comments he made at a seminar in San Jose earlier this month, during which he suggested that women who speak up about sexual harassment or abuse are mostly trying to feel important. Speaking to a packed crowd at the SAP Center on March 15 — as part of his “Unleash the Power Within” seminar — Robbins earned heckles and an online backlash for...

  • 13 days ago
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    Prehistoric reptile pregnant with octuplets

    Palaeontologists have discovered part of the skeleton of a 180 million-year-old pregnant ichthyosaur with the remains of between six and eight tiny embryos between its ribs.The new specimen was studied by palaeontologists Mike Boyd and Dean Lomax from The University of Manchester. It was collected around 2010 from near Whitby, North Yorkshire and is from the Early Jurassic. The fossil was in the collection of fossil collector, Martin Rigby, who thought the specimen might be a block of embryos. D...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Google is shutting down its goo.gl URL shortening service

    URL shorteners can be both useful and fun. Google's take on the tech launched in 2009, and added a third-party API, the ability to create QR codes and the power to link right to iOS and Android apps. Even Keanu Reeves has a URL shortener named in his honor. Unfortunately, Google is replacing its own service, goo.gl, with Firebase Dynamic Links (FDL) as of April 13th. These new smart URLs let you send folks to any location within iOS, Android or web apps.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Warframe Developer Suggests Game Could Eventually Come to Nintendo Switch

    Warframe is a free to play loot shooter that has managed to garner a hugely dedicated fan base, and earn itself a lot of respect, thanks to excellent and fair free to play game mechanics, and hugely compelling game design. The title is available to play on Xbox One, PS4, and PC—but so far, it has not appeared on a Nintendo system. That could change eventually—speaking to The Express UK, Sheldon Carter, COO of Digital Extremes, noted that the studio loves the Switch, and is examining possibil...

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Netflix Renews Nerdy Doc Series 'The Toys That Made Us' and Four Other Unscripted Shows

    Continuing to expand their seemingly endless library of streaming titles, Netflix has renewed a batch of their unscripted programming shows for second seasons. The nerdy documentary series The Toys That Made Us, focusing on some of the most iconic toys from pop culture history is among them, as is the reboot of Queer Eye (no longer just for the straight guy).

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Calgary police officer shot and in stable condition, suspect dead

    A police officer has been shot in the northeast Calgary community of Abbeydale. He was rushed to the Foothills Medical Centre where he is in stable condition, surrounded by his family. The head of the Calgary Police Association identified the injured officer as Jordan Forget – a five-year member of the force.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Astronauts, Cosmonaut Arrive At ISS After 2-Day Journey, Space Station Crew Now Complete

    Three new crew members of the International Space Station have successfully arrived in low-Earth orbit. The NASA astronauts — two Americans and one Russian — will serve as flight engineers for ISS Expedition 55/56 for five months. After a two-day journey, the Soyuz MS-08/54S space capsule that launched from Russia's launch complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan on March 21, has successfully docked at the space station at 10:40 p.m., Friday.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    NASA ‘clean’ room is contaminated with fungus

    Clean rooms are the final line of defense in extraterrestrial exploration: Spacecraft departing for other worlds are stripped of any biological contaminants there, and samples returning from space, such as the Apollo moon rocks, are stored in pristine conditions to be studied later. But a new study suggests that a clean room storing meteorite samples at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas, may not be quite so clean, after all.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    AT&T Would Use Time Warner as a ‘Weapon,’ Justice Dept. Says

    The much-watched antitrust trial between the Justice Department and AT&T began on Thursday, with opening statements that presented starkly different visions for how the company’s blockbuster merger with Time Warner would fit into a media industry upturned by the internet. Before a packed courtroom with some of the industry’s leading figures, the two sides zeroed in on the case’s central question: Whether the deal would force consumers to pay more to watch their favorite shows on Time W...

  • 1 month ago
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    Cadillac CT6 V-Sport: 550-HP Twin-Turbo V8 and All-Wheel Drive

    Cadillac just gave the CT6 an aesthetic refresh that greatly echoes the styling of the dramatic Escala concept car. And even better: There's a new high-performance CT6 V-Sport, with an all-new twin-turbo V8 kicking out 550 horsepower.

  • 1 month ago
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    Should people be punished for crimes they can’t remember committing?

    In 1985, Vernon Madison murdered a police officer, Julius Schulte, in Mobile, Alabama. Madison was due to be executed by lethal injection in January this year, but was given a last-minute stay of execution. After several strokes, he suffers from dementia and memory impairment, and can no longer remember committing the crime.

  • 1 month ago
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    US and South Korea announce start date for annual military exercises

    The US said Monday that its major "Foal Eagle and Key Resolve" annual military exercises with South Korea will start April 1, an announcement that comes as President Donald Trump readies for a potential major summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which could happen as early as May.

  • 1 month ago
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    US 'will fail if it tries to split Europe': Germany

    FRANKFURT AM MAIN: US President Donald Trump "will not succeed" in dividing European nations against one another over trade, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier warned today ahead of a visit to Washington. In the European Union "we are a customs union and act collectively. It cannot be in the interest of the US government to divide Europe, nor will it succeed," Altmaier told German business daily Handelsblatt.

  • 1 month ago
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    The Kremlin is laying on entertainment at polling stations to spare Putin's embarrassment at low election turnout

    Opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin alleged that voters in Sunday’s presidential election were being compelled to show up at polling stations in a Kremlin drive to ensure Putin’s all but inevitable win is not tarnished by a low turnout. And on social media, pictures show feasts and novelty entertainment laid on at election stations, to lure jaded voters convinced Putin's victory is a foregone conclusion.

  • 1 month ago
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    0.0% of Icelanders 25 years or younger believe God created the world, new poll reveals

    Iceland seems to be on its way to becoming an even more secular nation, according to a new poll. Less than half of Icelanders claim they are religious and more than 40% of young Icelanders identify as atheist. Remarkably the poll failed to find young Icelanders who accept the creation story of the Bible. 93.9% of Icelanders younger than 25 believed the world was created in the big bang, 6.1% either had no opinion or thought it had come into existence through some other means and 0.0% believed it...