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The Weed Workout

This article, written by Associate Editor Tim Baker, was excerpted from Newsweek's Special Edition, Weed 2016: The Beginning of the End for Pot Prohibition. San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is one of the most expansive and widely used...Show More Summary

Zika Virus Cases Increase Rapidly in Colombia

BOGOTA (Reuters) - More than 5,000 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country's national health institute said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread across the Americas. Cases...Show More Summary

What You Need to Know for Saturday's Republican Presidential Debate

All six of the remaining Republican presidential candidates are set to face off Saturday in South Carolina in their first debate since front-runner Donald Trump scored his first 2016 victory in New Hampshire. They will take the stage for their party’s ninth debate at the Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Show More Summary

Tip-Toe to Gender Equality? No Thanks

There’s another conversation about equal pay happening today. So the government has produced another proposal to sort it all out. What’s the plan? Well...we wait a bit first, so that everyone can get used to the idea, and then we doShow More Summary

Premier League Clubs Must See Sense Over Ticket Prices, Says Arsenal Supporters' Trust

Arsenal inadvertently kicked off a chain of events earlier this month that led to a national debate on just how much football tickets are costing the game’s fans. Just two weeks before its big UEFA Champions League clash with Barcelona, Arsenal emailed every season-ticket holder, informing them they were pay a surcharge of about £20. Show More Summary

Central African Republic Elections: Dologuele and Touadera Face Off

After years of conflict and four election postponements, the people of Central African Republic (CAR) will finally choose a new president on Sunday. CAR held presidential and parliamentary elections in December 2015, with the country hoping that a new government could bring bitter sectarian violence to a close. Show More Summary

Air Pollution Claims 5.5 Million Lives a Year, Making It the Fourth-Leading Cause of Death Worldwide

You probably don’t think of air pollution as a factor that affects how long you will live. It’s actually the fourth greatest risk of death, though, right after high blood pressure, dietary risks and smoking. More people die from air pollution than die from alcohol and drug abuse, or unsafe sex. Show More Summary

Has Silicon Valley Met Its Waterloo in Health Care?

In the past few years, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, buoyed by the buzzwords of disruption and big dreams, flooded into health care and biotech industries. Now, some of the most zealous believers are reeling, with nothing to show but...Show More Summary

“He Nailed Jesus on a Crossing Pattern!”: Pray for the Keenan Revue

Tacking hard against the prevailing winds of political correctness that blow on college campuses these days, the Keenan Revue sets sail again this weekend. An annual tradition at the University of Notre Dame dating back to 1976, theShow More Summary

Inside the Movement to Keep Missing Kids Missing

After her sons didn’t return to their father after a visit with their mother last August, police discovered several typed letters while searching Faye Ku’s home. One, addressed to a friend and signed by Ku, said to cancel her phone plans and sell or get rid of her belongings, even the jewelry and cash. Show More Summary

France Plans to Evict Almost 1,000 Migrants From 'Jungle' Near Calais

PARIS (Reuters) - France plans to close part of a camp for migrants near  Calais  on its northern Channel coast within a week, forcing almost 1,000 people to leave, officials said on Friday. Thousands of people fleeing poverty and war...Show More Summary

Neaux Tigers? LSU’s Football Program Could Be Suspended This Fall

Louisiana State University’s football team, the Tigers, may not geaux on this fall. On Thursday night, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards warned in a television address that if his proposed tax increases weren’t approved by state legislators,...Show More Summary

Crowdsourcing Earthquake Detection With an App Could Save Lives in Developing Countries

When an earthquake hits, even a few seconds advance notice can be precious. Because digital communications can outrun seismic waves, scientists at the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory have designed and released MyShake, a free Android...Show More Summary

World Cup 2018: Russia Shortlists Tiger, Wolf and Cat as Possible Mascots

Russia’s Ministry of Sport has announced the shortlist of mascot concepts for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, due to be hosted in Russia, the country’s state news agency Itar-Tass has reported. The ministry and the football tournament’s organization committee have been accepting submissions from art students and graphic designers since September 2015. Show More Summary

'Would That It Were So Simple': 25 Great Accents in Coen Brothers Movies, Ranked

Coen brothers films exist in their own vivid universes: the Midwestern tundra. A remote Texas desert. A Bible-thumping Mississippi small town. Greenwich Village in 1961. These worlds have their own rules, their own power structures and—most of all—their own manners of speaking. Show More Summary

Newsweek Fixes the NBA: Wiggins to Sixers! Greek Freak Joins Uni-Brow

Last weekend, tickets to an NBA game between the Nets and 76ers were selling for $14 on StubHub. You could have paid the same price to see Brooklyn, the Oscar-nominated film, for what it cost to see Brooklyn, the crappy basketball team. Show More Summary

All Six Major Republican Candidates Qualify for Saturday Debate

All six of the major Republican candidates qualified to participate in the debate on Saturday night in South Carolina, host CBS News announced Friday. Front-runner Donald Trump, who won the Republican New Hampshire primary earlier this week, will be placed at center stage for his party’s ninth debate. Show More Summary

Who is TB Joshua, Nigeria’s Mega Preacher Accused of Criminal Negligence?

Among many Nigerian and other African Christians, TB Joshua is a prophet, a healer and a man of God. On Thursday, however, the Nigerian televangelist is due to appear in a Lagos courtroom, alongside two engineers, charged with criminal...Show More Summary

Stoltenberg: NATO Center to Start Training Georgian Troops in May

NATO will begin regular training of Georgia’s armed forces in May, when the first group of servicemen are scheduled to enrol in the NATO-Georgia joint training center outside Tbilisi. The center was inaugurated in August 2015 at an existing...Show More Summary

The Return of Public Vulgarity

A couple months ago, Donald Trump was unflatteringly compared to a man who noisily defecates in the corner of a room in which a respectful drinking party is going on. Are other Republican candidates for the U.S. presidency substantially...Show More Summary

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