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Nick Wing

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7 Ways That You (Yes, You) Could End Up On A Terrorist Watch List

(110) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 8:48 AM

Earlier this week, The Intercept published a 166-page document outlining the government's guidelines for placing people on an expansive network of terror watch lists, including the no-fly list. In their report, Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux highlighted the extremely vague and loosely defined criteria developed by...

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Put This Marijuana Quiz In Your Pipe And Smoke It

(33) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 10:28 AM

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,...

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

(14) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 6:01 PM

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...

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

(2) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 11:06 AM

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,...

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Think You're A 2014 World Cup Super Fan? Then Step Up To The Spot And Ace This Quiz.

(3) Comments | Posted July 12, 2014 | 1:04 PM

The 2014 World Cup will come to a close on Sunday, when Germany takes on Argentina in the championship match, the last of 64 played over the past month. It will be a momentous and bittersweet ending for the die hard fans who have tuned in around the world, cheering...

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The 21 Most Perfectly American Things To Happen Since America's Last Birthday

(69) Comments | Posted July 3, 2014 | 10:42 AM

Every day, amazing and unbelievable events take place across the United States. Sometimes, they fill us with pride and make us excited to celebrate the Fourth of July. But just as often, we're left shaking our heads, reminded that the land of the free and the home of the brave...

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Here's Everything You Need To Know To Win An Argument Against Using The Death Penalty

(110) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 1:32 PM

A Tuesday execution is planned for Georgia death row inmate Marcus Wellons, who was convicted in 1993 and sentenced to death for the 1989 murder of his neighbor, high school sophomore India Roberts.

Wellons will be the first U.S. inmate put to death since the

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If It's A School Week In America, Odds Are There Will Be A School Shooting

(2490) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 1:53 PM

Since the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, there have been an average of 1.37 school shootings for each school week, according to data maintained by Everytown for Gun Safety, a group fighting to end gun violence.

Including Tuesday's incident at a...

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3 Things You Should Remember (But Probably Won't) If You Get Too High On Marijuana Edibles

(170) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 6:55 PM

In case you haven't heard, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd ate a marijuana candy bar in a Denver hotel room and had an intensely uncomfortable experience that left her feeling confused and, at times, frightened.

Using marijuana edibles to get high doesn't typically produce such an...

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Texas Has Executed So Many Inmates, There's Now Art Made Entirely Out Of Their Last Words

(1) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 4:23 PM

The state of Texas has executed 515 inmates since 1982, when it reinstated the death penalty years after a landmark Supreme Court decision. That's more than any other state over this period, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has suggested in the past that this ever-growing...

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Here's The Painful Truth About What It Means To Be 'Working Poor' In America

(3644) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 8:22 AM

In a nation that has long operated on the principle that an "American Dream" is available to anyone willing to try hard enough, the term "working poor" may seem to have a bright side. Sure, these individuals struggle financially, but they have jobs -- the first and most essential step...

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Clayton Lockett's Botched Execution Is Sick And Depressing, But Not Surprising. Here's Why.

(141) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 11:22 AM

The execution of Clayton Lockett, a convicted murderer in Oklahoma, ended in distressing fashion Tuesday, when he was declared dead from a fatal heart attack a full 43 minutes after being administered the first injection in what was supposed to be a lethal three-drug cocktail.

Witnesses reported...

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Do You Know Why The U.S. Is Actually The Worst?

(1511) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 11:18 AM

Loving the United States unconditionally is so passé. Nowadays, people are all about using French words like "passé" and digging up facts and studies to point out that the U.S. has a lot of improving to do. But how bad is this crazy nation, really? Test your knowledge below. Do...

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Here's What Congress Did To Help The Environment On Earth Day

(7) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 5:43 PM

Conservationists and environmental activists around the world were buzzing on Tuesday for the 44th annual Earth Day, hoping to remind people that the planet is still in need of some saving. Carbon dioxide levels are through the roof, natural wonders are under threat and Congress was...

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On Earth Day, These Photos Remind Us Just How Little We Know Of The Planet We Call Home

(14) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 10:08 AM

Happy Earth Day! Every year on April 22, the world celebrates this amazingly diverse planet we call home, focusing on ways to protect it from the often destructive practices of its human inhabitants. While many of these efforts focus on the conservation of Earth's most fragile habitats, we frequently forget...

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The 11 Stupidest Arguments Against Legalizing Marijuana

(441) Comments | Posted April 20, 2014 | 9:43 AM

A version of this story was first published in February.

Nearly 80 years ago, the feature film "Reefer Madness" hit theaters, projecting demonstrably false anti-marijuana propaganda all over the big screen. In today's era of legal medical and recreational cannabis, the tone of this movie is often mocked. But drug...

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These States Are Most Likely To Legalize Weed Next. Will You Have A Happier 4/20 In 2015?

(783) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 9:08 AM

A version of this story first appeared in January.

For the first 4/20 ever, people will gather in Colorado this weekend to show support for fully legal marijuana. Just months after the state opened its doors to recreational pot, crowds will head to events on Sunday like the

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Here Are All The U.S. Senators And Governors Who Support Legalizing Marijuana

(83) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 2:29 PM

Marijuana is now legal in two states, and local politicians across the nation seem eager to expand that number, so let's take a look at the kind of support these lawmakers are getting from their governors and U.S. senators. Here's a GIF showing every governor and senator who has come...

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