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19 Eerie Photos That Put America's Problems In Plain Sight

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | August 27, 2014 | Business
Seeing an abandoned home can be a bit creepy. But seeing one that represents the decline of an entire way of life? That should elicit an even more solemn reaction. Nineteen pictures of abandoned homes shared with The Huffington Post by photographer Seph Lawless offer just such a...

Nothing To See Here, Just An Eagle Playing In A Sprinkler

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | August 27, 2014 | Good News
Fierce predators like to let loose, too -- and not in a manner all that different from you and I. Like this juvenile bald eagle, for instance, who seems to have taken a fancy to playing in the sprinklers. Photographer Joan Robins captured the magnificent bird as it...

This Rapper Just Won The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge With Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | August 26, 2014 | Politics
Just when you thought all variations on the Ice Bucket Challenge had been exhausted, rapper B-Real from Cypress Hill shows up with a bucket of marijuana. "I know we're going through a drought with water and all that stuff, so we're going to do it a little different, but I...

At Koch Retreat, Top GOP Senate Candidates Credited Koch Network For Their Rise

Sam Stein | August 27, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Three top Republican Senate candidates heaped praise on the political network built by the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch during a secretive conference held by the brothers this past summer, according to audio of the event. Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst and Arkansas Rep. Tom Cotton directly...

eBay State Map Reveals All Your Neighbors' Quirky Shopping Habits (And Yours, Too)

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | August 26, 2014 | HuffPost Home
While you'd like to blame that compulsive purchase of rainbow-colored Adirondack chairs on a moment of mid-winter delirium, the state where you live might actually offer more insight on your shopping habits. According to an infographic created by eBay, the items people purchased the most over the last year can...

GOP Rep. Mike Coffman Touts Support Of Women's Issues, Despite Record On 'Personhood'

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | August 27, 2014 | Politics
Rep. Mike Coffman's (R-Colo.) re-election campaign released its first television ad on Tuesday, with a focus on women's issues. The ad says that, while in Congress, Coffman took on sexual assault in the military, gender discrimination in insurance policies and the Violence Against Women Act in ways...

Fewer Pain Pill Overdoses In States With Legal Medical Marijuana

Matt Ferner | August 26, 2014 | Healthy Living
States that have legalized marijuana for medical use have lower rates of prescription painkiller overdose deaths than states that have not, new research suggests. In a study published Monday in the latest issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers found that although overdose deaths from opioid painkillers -- like...

Beloit Mindset List Reminds Us How College Freshmen View The World

AP | Tyler Kingkade | August 26, 2014 | College
Every year, Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, releases its Mindset List to give a snapshot of how the incoming freshmen class views the world. The list for the Class of 2018: --- Most students entering college for the first time this fall were born in 1996. For these students, Tupac...

Here Are The Rules To Buying Alcohol In Each State's Grocery Stores

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | August 26, 2014 | Business
Prohibition may have been repealed in 1933, but you'd barely know it from some of the alcohol laws still on the books in various states. The legacy of the 18th Amendment lives on in state restrictions on when and where alcohol can be sold,...

Marijuana Use Lowers Risk Of Domestic Violence In Married Couples, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | August 26, 2014 | Divorce
Past research has indicated that couples who abuse substances are at a greater risk for divorce, in part because substance abuse often leads to an increase in domestic violence. However, new research has found that when it comes to marijuana use,...

Colorado Marshal Quits Because Of Altitude, Not Alien Attack

AP | Hilary Hanson | August 25, 2014 | Weird News
EDERLAND, Colo. (AP) — Nederland, Colorado's town marshal says he is resigning after just six months because he can't adjust to the altitude. The Daily Camera (http://bit.ly/1l8PgwY) reports Monday that Jim Matheney wanted to dispel rumors, including one claiming he left the job in the quirky town just west of...

Death Of Christopher Lopez, Colorado Inmate, Not Reported For Over A Year

AP | David Moye | August 25, 2014 | Crime
DENVER (AP) — Colorado prison officials waited nearly a year and a half to report the death of a mentally ill inmate to health officials, delaying an outside review into policies and procedures that may have led to the death. The Denver Post (http://dpo.st/1qcd0zj ) reported Monday that state health...

Peyton Manning Draws Taunting Penalty Because There's A First Time For Everything

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | August 25, 2014 | Sports
It took 16 years in the NFL for Peyton Manning to get fired up enough to draw a taunting penalty after throwing a great pass. Late in the first half of Denver's preseason game against Houston, Manning connected with wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders for a 29-yard touchdown pass. Afterwards, Manning...

The 10 Most Generous Colleges According To GrubHub

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | August 25, 2014 | College
We have a feeling people working as delivery drivers for Chinese restaurants in Newark, Delaware don't mind making trips to campus of University of Delaware. That's because GrubHub has pegged UDel as the most generous college in America. GrubHub analyzed data on orders from Sept. 1, 2013 to...

TAKE OFF YOUR SHIRT, EVERYBODY! It's Go Topless Day (WARNING: Graphic)

The Huffington Post | David Moye | August 24, 2014 | Weird News
Women all around the world will be getting something off their chest on Sunday: Mainly their tops. Aug. 24 marks Go Topless Day, a 24-hour period where women (and men) are encouraged to bare their upper bodies in order to protest hypocritical laws that force women to cover their breasts...

EPA Expanding Crime Division As North Dakota's Oil Sector Booms

Jonathan Feldman | August 22, 2014 | Green
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's law enforcement arm has opened an office in Bismarck so that it will have a bigger presence in the North Dakota's booming oil patch. Jeffry Martinez, the special agent in charge of the EPA's Denver-based Criminal Investigation Division, said the new office...

11 Documentaries You Can Watch Right Now To Understand How ISIS Rose To Power

Sara Boboltz | August 23, 2014 | Entertainment
Last month, the Islamic State jihadist group, formerly known as ISIS or ISIL, declared its sovereignty and promoted one of its leaders, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, to the helm. The Islamic State has been calling their newfound Syrian-Iraqi realm a caliphate, or a singular Muslim nation, with al-Baghdadi serving...

Angela Brown Treats Son's Head Injury With Cannabis Oil: 'He Was In So Much Pain'

David Lohr | August 22, 2014 | Crime
A mom desperate to ease the constant pain her son suffers because of a traumatic brain injury, faces criminal charges for treating him with medical cannabis oil. Angela Brown, 38, of Madison, Minnesota, has been charged with possession of a controlled illegal substance and child endangerment. A conviction...

Colorado Schools Face Rising Numbers Of Homeless Students

Matt Ferner | August 22, 2014 | Denver
A dingy fleece blanket is draped over the fish tank to keep the kids from watching TV in the reflection of the glass when they are supposed to fall asleep. At bedtime, the four oldest — Jaquan, Matthew, Jazmine and DeArShay — take the blankets and pillows stuffed in the...

'The Ideal Woman Project' Wants To Know What You See When You Look In The Mirror

Nina Bahadur | August 22, 2014 | Women
"What do you see when you look in the mirror?" That's the question Orlando-based artist SKIP and his fiancée, photographer Tasha Copley, ask in their new art installation, "FRANCHISE: The Ideal Woman." The installation consists of two photographs, one showing Copley marked up by...
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