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House Votes To Allow Banking Access For Marijuana Businesses

Matt Ferner | July 16, 2014 | Politics
Signaling growing acceptance of cannabis legalization nationally, the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to allow banks to provide traditional banking services to marijuana businesses that are legal under state law. Sponsored by Reps. Denny Heck (D-Wash.), Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), the amendment to...

NBA Free Agency Winners And Losers

Jordan Schultz | July 16, 2014 | Sports
With megastars and mega money, NBA free agency perhaps has eclipsed the regular season itself in terms of pure excitement. Rumors run wild, as players are overpaid, underpaid and everything in between. And while LeBron James mania has taken over the league, there are plenty of other important moves --...

Yes, You Can Now Have A Drone Photograph Your Wedding

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | July 16, 2014 | Weddings
When it comes to wedding photography, the sky's the limit -- literally. Iowa-based Picture Perfect Portrait and Design is offering a brand new service to brides and grooms looking for unique ways to capture their wedding: drone photography. Owner and photographer Dale Stierman said...

27 Ways Fans Can Recharge On The Slowest Sports Days Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | July 16, 2014 | Sports
The time for watching is over. Well, it's at least in a rare timeout. It's a day to do things, to get outside and to put on a shirt without a number stitched or screened onto the back. As is the case every summer following Major League Baseball's All-Star game,...

This Is The Soccer-Themed 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' Parody We Deserve

Kim Bellware | July 16, 2014 | Sports
If you find yourself lying in bed with a serious case of World Cup withdrawal, and are thinking of playing hooky until you recover: we've got the video for you. Chicago Fire striker and 2013 Major League Soccer MVP Mike Magee -- who happens to be...

New Research Shows How Marijuana Compound Can Reduce Tumor Growth In Cancer Patients

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | July 16, 2014 | Healthy Living
Scientists have long known that compounds derived from marijuana have some cancer fighting properties, but a recent discovery demonstrates how exactly one compound may fight tumors. Published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the research reveals two previously unknown "signaling platforms" in cells that allow THC, the...

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn Faces Questions About Now-Defunct Anti-Violence Program

AP | Paige Lavender | July 16, 2014 | Politics
CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, locked into a competitive re-election bid, is fighting to maintain an image as a reformer who's cleaned up state government as questions about a now-defunct anti-violence program he started in the run-up to his 2010 election threaten to hang over his campaign...

17 Foods You Didn't Even Know You Could Freeze

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | July 16, 2014 | Taste
This changes everything. Bulk purchases and no more wasted leftovers!

American League Defeats National League 5-3 In Derek Jeter's All-Star Game Farewell

AP | Chris Greenberg | July 16, 2014 | Sports
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and then delivered two final All-Star hits. Mike Trout, perhaps the top candidate to succeed the 40-year-old Yankees...

6 Things You Need To Know About The Nation's Strictest Medical Weed Law

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | July 16, 2014 | Politics
Patients awaiting access to medical marijuana in Illinois may have it by early 2015 after rules for the state's restrictive pilot program were approved by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules Tuesday. More than seven months after Illinois' medical marijuana law went into effect, Tuesday's approval outlines...

Toni Preckwinkle Won't Run For Chicago Mayor

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | July 15, 2014 | Politics
A day after two polls indicated she would defeat Rahm Emanuel if an election were held now, an individual seen by many as the Chicago mayor's top obstacle to reelection announced she will not challenge him for the post. Cook County Board President Toni...

Broke States Just Might Have Political Corruption To Blame

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | July 15, 2014 | Politics
A legacy of political corruption is costing a number of U.S. states much more than their reputation, according to a new study. The study, authored by Cheol Liu of the City University of Hong Kong and John Mikesell of Indiana University and published in the May/June 2014 issue...

College Administrators Told To Get Serious Tackling Rape Culture

Tyler Kingkade | July 16, 2014 | College
HANOVER, N.H. -- College administrators gathered at Dartmouth College this week hoping for policy prescriptions on sexual assault got something else: an ear full about rape culture. From the very first session Sunday night at the Dartmouth Summit on Sexual Assault, experts have exhorted the more than 300 administrators and...

These Workers Can Only Spend 6 Minutes In The Bathroom Each Day

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | July 15, 2014 | Business
Roughly the time it takes to microwave a frozen meal or play two pop songs back-to-back is all the time a group of union workers say they have for all of their daily bathroom breaks, according to a new complaint filed with the National Labor Relations Board. During a...

These Old School Photos Show The Evolution Of UPS' Big Brown Delivery Fleet

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | July 15, 2014 | Business
The iconic brown delivery trucks used by the United Parcel Service didn't always look like they do today, but a set of photos from the UPS archive shows that they may have always at least been big and boxy. Founded in Seattle, Washington in 1907 by James Casey,...

University Of Phoenix Facing Federal Review

Tyler Kingkade | July 14, 2014 | College
NEW YORK (AP) -- Apollo Education Group said the U.S. Department of Education will review the administration of federal student financial aid programs by its University of Phoenix subsidiary. The for-profit education company said Monday that the government review, which is scheduled to start Aug. 4, will initially cover the...

Jails Struggle With Mentally Ill Inmates

Michael McLaughlin | July 14, 2014 | Crime
CHICAGO (AP) — The numbers, posted daily on the Cook County sheriff's website, would be alarming at an urgent care clinic, let alone a jail: On a Wednesday, 36 percent of all new arrivals report having a mental illness. On a Friday, it's 54 percent. But inside the razor wire...

Chicago Making Police Misconduct Files Public In Major About-Face

Joseph Erbentraut | July 14, 2014 | Crime
CHICAGO (AP) — A new policy will make public all completed investigations of Chicago police misconduct instead of treating them as personnel matters, a move that a law school professor involved in the litigation that led to the change says will bring transparency to a department that has long been...

Evidence That Friends Really Are The Family We Choose

Anna Almendrala | July 14, 2014 | Healthy Living
Sister from another mister. Brother from another mother. The family you choose. When it comes to describing your friends, those turns of phrase may be a lot more accurate than you think. Genetics researchers at the University of California, San Diego and Yale University have found that

Rahm Emanuel Is In Even More Re-Election Trouble Than We Thought

Joseph Erbentraut | July 16, 2014 | Politics
Two new polls released over the weekend contained bad news for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as he begins to ramp up the fundraising efforts for his re-election campaign. According to a poll commissioned by the Chicago Sun-Times and conducted by We Ask America, Karen Lewis -- the outspoken Chicago Teachers...
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