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Historic Medical Marijuana Bill Gains Momentum

Matt Ferner | March 24, 2015 | Politics
A comprehensive bill introduced in the House of Representatives Tuesday aims to deal a significant blow to the federal government's long-running war on medical marijuana. The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act, introduced by Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and Don Young (R-Alaska), is a House companion...

Detroit Eviction Officers Find Woman's Body In Freezer

AP | David Moye | March 24, 2015 | Crime
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit mother was arrested Tuesday after the frozen bodies of a boy and girl were found in a deep freezer in the family's home, police said. Court officers found the children's bodies while carrying out an eviction order at the 3-bedroom home in the apartment complex...

Hillary Clinton Moved Her Head, According To Crack Campaign Reporters

Jason Linkins | March 24, 2015 | Politics
Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was a featured guest Monday at the Center for American Progress' "Expanding Opportunity in America's Urban Areas" conference in Washington. According to the liberal think tank's website, the event "[brought] together a small group of public, private, philanthropic, and nonprofit leaders to...

A Rare Look At How Diego Rivera Turned Sketches Into His Iconic Detroit Mural

Kate Abbey-Lambertz | March 23, 2015 | Arts
A walk through the Detroit Institute of Arts’ first major exhibition since the city emerged from bankruptcy in December doesn't just offer a closer look at the museum's most famous piece; it gives visitors a chance to see the early stages of the artist's masterpiece. The exhibition, “Diego...

SPARK And Google Created An App That Highlights The History Women Made Right Beneath Your Feet

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | March 23, 2015 | Women
With some help from Google, a group of women are changing history by spotlighting herstory. The SPARK Movement has partnered with Google to create a smartphone app called "Women On The Map" that alerts users when they're near places where women made history. SPARK, which stands for Sexualization...

Here's How Detroit Is Trying To Make Sure Massive Water Shutoffs Don't Happen Again

Kate Abbey-Lambertz | March 24, 2015 | Impact
Detroit will not shut off water to residents this season until officials review ideas to improve assistance for people who can’t pay their bills. It's a shift in direction for the water department, which was accused of violating human rights last year for shutting off service to thousands...

Here's How To Talk About Race In Starbucks Terms

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | March 20, 2015 | Comedy
Starbucks respects your heritage AND your order. The coffee franchise's recent #racetogether hashtag campaign was not received as well as the company would have wanted, but in this instructional video from comedy site Internet Action Force, Starbucks is ready to mend any and all fences. With...

6 Disturbing Facts About Crisis Pregnancy Centers

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | March 19, 2015 | Women
Crisis pregnancy centers claim to offer advice and support to women conflicted about their pregnancies. But a new report sheds lights on just how misleading and dangerous the information these centers give out can be for women who are seeking genuine medical advice. A report released this week by

Watching Cooking Shows Could Lead To Weight Gain

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | March 19, 2015 | Healthy Living
Your TV may be wreaking havoc on your diet. Watching any old show on the tube while simultaneously snacking can contribute to extra poundage, and new research suggests that food shows in particular (looking at you, Paula Deen) can have an effect, too. A study published...

Michigan May Allow Adoption Agencies To Refuse Service To Gay Couples

Kate Abbey-Lambertz | March 18, 2015 | Politics
Legislation that would allow Michigan adoption agencies to refuse service to same-sex couples for religious reasons -- while still receiving public funds -- will head to the Michigan Senate. The Republican-backed package of three bills, which passed 65-44 in the state House Wednesday, would give organizations the right to...

Burger King To Release Whopper-Scented Perfume

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | March 20, 2015 | Taste
But is it vegetarian?

Group That Employs Homeless To Make Coats For People On Streets Eyes Retail Arm To Create More Jobs

The Associated Press | Kimberly Yam | March 20, 2015 | Good News
DETROIT (AP) — Veronika Scott simply wanted to get an "A'' on her product design project. And she did — with an idea that has changed her life and those of countless others. Now, the coat she created that can transform into a sleeping bag is providing warmth to homeless...

Picking These 5 High Seeds Could Ruin Your March Madness Bracket

Jordan Schultz | March 19, 2015 | Sports
We both know you aren't winning your bracket.

Everything You Know About St. Patrick's Day Is Wrong

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | March 17, 2015 | Comedy
St. Patrick's Day is here! Typically, we associate the holiday with drinking, drinking, and drinking. Oh, and being Irish and green things. But there's a lot more to St. Patrick's Day than most people know. Truthfully, you've probably been living a lie. When you learn all the facts, this...

The Only St. Patrick's Day Drinking Game That Could Actually Prevent You From Puking

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | March 17, 2015 | Comedy
There are plenty of St. Paddy's Day drinking games out there, but this one isn't meant to get you drunk. This is a backwards drinking game meant to kill your buzz and keep you sober should you do certain annoying things on St. Patrick's Day. Have a good time today,...

The U.S. States With The Most Yoga Studios Per Capita

Kate Bratskeir | March 17, 2015 | Healthy Living
More and more Americans are practicing their downward dogs. A whopping 20.4 million people reportedly practice yoga in the U.S., a significant increase from the 15.8 million yogis in 2008. This is good news, considering all of the mighty perks of getting bendy....

Powerful Photo Series Shows What It's Like To Be A Rugby Girl

Nina Bahadur | March 16, 2015 | Women
Spanish photographer Alejandra Carles-Tolra captures women in traditionally "masculine" arenas. She has previously photographed female ROTC cadets and motorcycle riders -- and then she heard about the Brown University Women's Rugby Club. After introducing herself to the coach and meeting the...

Rural Youth Suicides Almost Double Rates In Urban Areas

Anna Almendrala | March 17, 2015 | Healthy Living
A troubling new report on youth suicide shows that the gap between rural deaths and urban deaths is widening; From 1996 to 2010, rates of death from suicide among children, teens and young adults were nearly double in rural communities, when compared to urban ones. The disparity, said study lead...

5 NCAA Tournament Sleepers You Need To Know For Your Bracket

Jordan Schultz | March 16, 2015 | Sports
The NCAA Tournament lends itself to sleepers. You know what we're talking about: the teams you've either never heard of, or have heard of and simply don't like. Suddenly, those teams are the ones ruining your bracket -- or making it. My five Cinderellas are all set, but sleepers are a different category, almost more important. With March Madness upon us, here are the sleepers you need to know before you fill out those brackets. OKLAHOMA Lon Kruger is one of the best coaches in America. In fact, he is the only coach in NCAA history to take five schools to the tournament. This year's Sooners are led by junior Buddy Hield (above), a bruising 6-foot-4-inch guard who can really score and defend. Hield's 18 points and 6 rebounds give Kruger a legitimate go-to scorer who is as competitive as he is talented. Hield is flanked in the backcourt by another big guard, Isaiah Cousins, who averages 12 points and shoots over 45 percent from 3. The key to this offense is establishing a post presence, which transfer TaShawn Thomas has provided. And, because OU really defends -- it ranks fifth in the country per KenPom -- Kruger will prepare his guys as well as anyone. Though the team lacks elite NBA talent, it's highly capable of making it to the second weekend. NORTH CAROLINA STATE Mark Gottfried's club has a loaded backcourt led by ace point guard Anthony "Cat" Barber (above), a lightning-quick sophomore who has made a massive jump in his second season. Barber averages 12 points and 4 assists, and shoots 40 percent from distance. Barber's backcourt mates are Ralston Turner, a bona fide shot-maker, and Trevor Lacey, the team's leading scorer at 16 points per game, who also shoots 40 percent from 3. The Wolfpack eraser is 6-foot-9-inch Beejay Anya, who lost more than 60 pounds this season and gets nearly 3 blocks per game thanks to a 7-foot-9-inch wingspan. Last year's team lost a heartbreaker to Saint Louis after blowing a 14-point lead in the first round. But don't expect the same fate for NC State this year -- they've already beaten Louisville, Duke and the University of North Carolina. IOWA The Hawkeyes are your classic Big Ten club: not especially athletic, but a bruising bunch who will defend for 40 minutes and shoot the 3. They just suffered a surprising opening loss to Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament, so their stock is not especially high right now. Even so, 6-foot-9-inch forward Aaron White (above), a first-team All-Big Ten performer, is a matchup nightmare whom coach Fran McCaffery employs in pick-and-roll, isolation and post-up situations, all to maximize his creativity and intelligence. White averages 16 points and 8 rebounds. If Iowa gets hot, this is as physically imposing a mid-tier seed as you will see. The Hawkeyes enter the dance boasting a disciplined, top-50 offense and defense, with a super 17.4 percent turnover rate, according to KenPom data compiled by The Gazette. SAN DIEGO STATE Don't sleep on San Diego State. Don't do it! The Aztecs excel defensively, limiting opponents to 46 percent effective field goal percentage, per ESPN. That's because of a combination of elite athletes and coach Steve Fisher, who has always managed defense at a high level. Perhaps the best news Fisher received all year has been the return of senior forward Dwayne Polee II (above), who collapsed on the court Dec. 22 and recently re-entered the lineup. Polee is an Energizer Bunny whose length and quickness fuel the Aztecs' defense. San Diego State's biggest concern is its sheer inability to score the basketball -- this is a team that goes through brutal lulls on the offensive end. Still, thanks to its athleticism and how it defends, SDSU is capable of making a run. UTAH Led by senior point guard Delon Wright (above) -- a 6-foot-5-inch playmaking dynamo who excels on the open floor and shoots an astounding 53 percent from the floor -- Utah has the tools to win two to three games in the tournament. Its head coach, Larry Krystkowiak, has taken the nation's 36th-ranked defense and turned them into the eighth best, per KenPom. Two years ago, Utah ranked 136th nationally. The Utes can really score in the half-court as well, and have gotten a major contribution from 7-foot freshman center Jakob Poeltl, from Austria, who ranks fifth in the country in field goal percentage. Email me at jordan.schultz@huffingtonpost.com or ask me questions about anything sports-related at @Schultz_Report, and follow me on Instagram @Schultz_Report. Also, be sure to catch my NBC Sports Radio show "Kup and Schultz," which airs Sunday mornings from 9 to 12 EST, right

13 People You Never Want To Meet At A Bar

Andy McDonald | March 13, 2015 | Comedy
It just takes one type of person to take you to bar Hell. Most people go to bars to hang out with their friends and have a good time. And nothing takes you out of a good time faster than another bar patron killing the mood. We all know these...
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