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Put This Marijuana Quiz In Your Pipe And Smoke It

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | July 22, 2014 | Politics
This year has already been a huge one for marijuana and pot policy, and if you don't know why, this quiz is already looking pretty tough. Whether you're an occasional toker, a hardcore marijuana policy expert or just love the fact that the substance has about 3 million different nicknames,...

8 Things Entrepreneurial People Do Differently

The Huffington Post | Joe Van Brussel | July 22, 2014 | Small Business
Entrepreneurship goes beyond Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and Garrett Camp, and it embodies something bigger than Twitter and WhatsApp. Entrepreneurship is a mindset, an attitude, and a lifestyle adopted by people who aren't satisfied with the status quo. It's an approach to life that...

Detroit Retirees Approve Pension Cuts, A Crucial Step In Bankruptcy Case

AP | Joanna Zelman | July 22, 2014 | Politics
DETROIT (AP) — A year after filing for bankruptcy, Detroit is building momentum to get out, especially after workers and retirees voted in favor of major pension changes just a few weeks before a judge holds a crucial trial that could end the largest public filing in U.S. history. Pension...

Judges Describe Toll Of Court Vacancies: Burnout, Delays, Pressure To Plead Guilty

Jennifer Bendery | July 22, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Federal judicial vacancies are causing unsustainable courtroom delays, resulting in evidence going stale, witnesses dying before they can testify and, in some instances, people being pressured to plead guilty just to get out of jail faster, according to study released Monday by the Brennan Center for Justice. The...

Renisha McBride Shooting Death Trial To Begin

AP | Danielle Cadet | July 21, 2014 | Black Voices
DETROIT (AP) — Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, a suburban Detroit man grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and blasted a young woman in the face. Is Theodore Wafer guilty of murder? Or did the 55-year-old use deadly force based on a...

Craigslist Killings: Pregnant Teen Strangled, Man Decapitated After Connecting With Stranger In Michigan

AP | Jade Walker | July 22, 2014 | Crime
WYOMING, Mich. (AP) — A pregnant Michigan teenager was strangled and her boyfriend was decapitated after apparently connecting with a stranger through the online service Craigslist for a sexual encounter, police said Monday. The police chief in Wyoming, a Grand Rapids suburb, said that 18-year-old Brooke Slocum was held captive...

Woman's Secret Video Recordings Let Street Harassers Embarrass Themselves

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | July 21, 2014 | Women
"I'm from Ohio. Where I'm from, we holler at women." One man's attempt to justify street harassment didn't satisfy Lindsey, a 28-year-old women from Minneapolis who filmed the man catcalling her. The activist, who asks to be identified by her first name only, made headlines last year when her

1 Completely Random Thing You Didn't Know About Your Own Job

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | July 21, 2014 | Business
Bored at work? Might as well learn something new about what you do.

15 Things We All Need To Know About America's Appalling Child Sex Trade

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | July 21, 2014 | Impact
At least 100,000 children are estimated to be sexually exploited each year.

Didn't Read Facebook's Fine Print? Here's Exactly What It Says

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | July 21, 2014 | Technology
So, like every other one of the world's 1.28 billion monthly Facebook users, you blindly agreed to Facebook's Terms and Conditions without reading the fine print.

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Where You Go To College

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | July 20, 2014 | College
There are a lot of opinions about where you should go to college. A lot of those opinions are probably wrong -- at least the ones based on myths about what makes a good school to get a degree from. We wanted to explain a few things a lot of...

Senate Candidate Gary Peters To Kochs: Come At Me, Bros

Kate Sheppard | July 19, 2014 | Politics
DETROIT -- Conservative operatives backed by the Koch brothers aren't very big fans of Rep. Gary Peters. But that's OK, because he's not a big fan of them either. Peters, a three-term Michigan Democrat now making a bid for the Senate, has drawn fire from Koch-backed groups...

Quinn Lucas Schansman, U.S. Citizen Killed On MH17, Leaves Behind Happy Memories

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | July 19, 2014 | World
Nineteen-year-old Quinn Schansman boarded an airplane on Thursday in Amsterdam, prepared to join the rest of his family already on vacation in Malaysia. On Friday, however, President Barack Obama announced that the young student was one of the 298 people -- and so far the only victim known...

Detroit Water Shutoffs Prompt Mass Protest, More Calls For Moratorium

Dave Jamieson | July 18, 2014 | Politics
DETROIT -- Throngs of progressive activists, union members and Detroit residents streamed through downtown on Friday to protest the controversial water shutoffs that are leaving homes here dry. With chants of "water is a human right" and "no water, no peace," protesters demanded an end to the shutoff of past-due...

Women's Rowing Team's Naked Calendar Briefly Banned On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | July 18, 2014 | Women
Students from the Warwick women's rowing team decided to strip down for charity -- and found themselves held up to a double standard. This week, Facebook banned the group's page citing "inappropriate content" -- but allowed an identical page for the men's team's...

GOP Official Dave Agema Says 'Sexual Perversion' Is Ruining America

Kate Abbey-Lambertz | July 18, 2014 | Gay Voices
Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema's remarks about gay people may be routine, but a recent comment suggesting homosexuality is perverse and ruining America shows they're no less offensive. In a Facebook post Friday, the former Michigan state Representative wrote, "Families are the most important element in a...

Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Are Quietly Becoming The New Thing At Colleges

Kim Bellware | July 18, 2014 | College
A popular student center at Northwestern University is the latest college campus facility to embrace gender-neutral bathrooms. New to campus this fall will be a pair of such restrooms -- sometimes called "all-gender" restrooms -- at the school's Norris University Center. "These are two gender-open bathrooms...

100 Years Of Birth Control

Nina Bahadur | July 18, 2014 | Women
In 1914, Margaret Sanger coined the term "birth control" -- and a lot's happened since then. An infographic from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America charts the history of contraception from 1914 to the present day, noting that 99 percent of sexually-active American women have used...

Elizabeth Warren Greeted By Calls To Run For President At Progressive Gathering

Amanda Terkel | July 18, 2014 | Politics
DETROIT -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) faced an enthusiastic crowd of supporters Friday when she took the stage at Netroots Nation, with fans toting "Elizabeth Warren for President" hats and signs and chanting "Run, Liz, Run!" It was her first major speech since Tuesday's launch of a group called...

Michigan Twin Pleads Guilty In Brutal Beating Of Prostitute

David Lohr | July 18, 2014 | Crime
One of the Michigan twins accused in the brutal beating and rape of a Grand Rapids prostitute pleaded guilty to all of the charges he was facing on Tuesday. Peter Versluys pleaded guilty to assault with intent to do great bodily harm, sexual misconduct, assault and other charges....
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