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Archived Since:February 16, 2011

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Marijuana Research Just Got a Green Light From the Obama White House

The White House today lifted a longstanding restriction on medical marijuana research, giving a green light to a growing group of mainstream scientists who are interested in investigating the potential health benefits of pot. Such research...Show More Summary

Mexican Piñata Maker Takes Revenge on Donald Trump

Dalton Javier Avalos Ramirez has given people a way to beat up on Donald Trump, and receive candy as a reward. Ramirez, a craftsman from the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, told The Independent that after hearing Trump announce his candidacy...Show More Summary

Yep, Obama Said the N-Word. Here Are the Other Candid Things He Said.

Appearing on comedian Marc Maron's WTF podcast on Friday, President Obama shared his views on gun violence and racism in America—two topics that have been thrust to the forefront of a national conversation following the massacre in Charleston, South Carolina last week. Show More Summary

Huckabee Says the Confederate Flag Shouldn’t Be a Campaign Issue. Except That Time He Made it One

On Sunday, just days after a gunman killed nine African-American parishioners at a Charleston church, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee argued on Meet the Press that presidential candidates should not have to answer questions aboutShow More Summary

Here's How a Supreme Court Justice Writes an Opinion About Spider-Man

On Monday morning, the Supreme Court didn't issue any of the highly anticipated rulings on the remaining marquee cases of the session (same-sex marriage, Obamacare). But the first opinion issued by the court this morning carried an eye-catching name: Kimble v. Show More Summary

Finally, Conservatives Begin To Back Away From the Confederate Flag

The death of nine innocent worshippers may achieve what decades of civil rights activism failed to do: Force South Carolina to remove the Confederate battle flag from grounds of its capitol building. The Confederate battle flag flewShow More Summary

Families of Charleston Shooting Victims: "We Forgive You"

As Dylann Roof, the gunman accused of killing nine people inside a church in Charleston, South Carolina, appeared in court on Friday to formally hear the charges against him, representatives of the victims' families came forward to deliver...Show More Summary

Allen Ginsberg Wrote a Poem for Bernie Sanders and It's Pretty Great

The Guardian's Paul Lewis wrote a great profile of Sen. Bernie Sanders' years as mayor of Burlington, Vermont. There's a lot of interesting stuff in there, including excerpts from Sanders' correspondence with foreign heads of state,Show More Summary

Lindsey Graham: Confederate Flag Is a "Part of Who We Are"

Following the mass shooting inside a black church in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday, one flag was conspicuously not lowered to half-mast in tribute to the nine lives lost in the deadly attack—the Confederate flag, which regularly...Show More Summary

The Recent, Hateful History of Attacks on Black Churches

Churches have long been hubs of organizing and advocacy in the black community, which was one reason they were so often attacked during the civil rights movement. But the violence didn't end there, obviously. Attacks and threats against black churches and institutions still take place at a greater frequency than you might think. Show More Summary

The "Umbrella Revolution" Just Scored a Major Victory in Hong Kong

Last fall, the streets of Hong Kong filled with protestors demonstrating for greater autonomy after China proposed an election system that would undermine their right to vote for the city's highest official. Students and concerned citizens...Show More Summary

WATCH: Obama Just Delivered Remarks About the Mass Shooting in Charleston

President Obama just delivered remarks about the mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. They start at 59:00 minutes in. Watch:

Clarence Thomas Joins Supreme Court Liberals in Ruling Against Confederate Flag Rights

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the right of the state of Texas to reject a specialty license plate featuring a Confederate flag. The case featured an unusual alliance in which Justice Clarence Thomas, known for his rigid ideological...Show More Summary

Dylann Roof Had Confederate Plates. Here's Why the Rebel Flag Still Flies in South Carolina.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will almost certainly order flags across the state to be flown at half-mast this week in honor of the black parishioners murdered Wednesday night at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. Show More Summary

Dylann Storm Roof Reportedly Identified as Suspected Gunman in Charleston Mass Shooting

The FBI has reportedly identified Dylann Storm Roof as the suspected gunman behind the mass shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday. Police released a flier Thursday morning with details of the suspect in the attack: .@FBI confirms that Dylann Roof, 21, of #Columbia area is suspect in #CharlestonShooting. Show More Summary

The Ten Dollar Bill Is Getting a Much-Needed Makeover

Ladies—we have finally made it! On to money, that is. (I mean, sure, Sacagawea is on the dollar coin or whatever but we're talking real-deal-paper). The Treasury Department announced Wednesday that a redesigned $10 bill will featureShow More Summary

Walmart Uses 22 Shell Companies to Hide an Incredible Amount of Money in Luxembourg

Overseas tax evasion by American corporations has become a political hot button of late: It haunted Mitt Romney in 2012, spurred President Barack Obama last year to crack down on so-called inversions, and has since been seized upon as a 2016 campaign issue by Hillary Clinton. Show More Summary

Goldman Sachs to Summer Interns: Don't Stay in the Office Overnight

By Olivia Oran NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc has told its summer investment banking interns not to stay in the office overnight in a bid to improve working conditions for its junior staff. The move, according to company...Show More Summary

Here's the Latest Evidence of How Private Prisons Are Exploiting Inmates for Profit

The for-profit prison industry sells itself as a cost-effective option for cash-strapped states, but according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin, privatized prisons are keeping inmates locked up longer in order to boost...Show More Summary

Ben Carson Barely Has a Campaign and He's Still Winning

Ben Carson's presidential campaign is in chaos. His deputy campaign manager quit to return to his farm. His general counsel just went on a safari. His campaign chairman left almost as soon as Carson announced his candidacy to work on...Show More Summary

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