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Was Lou Gehrig’s ALS Caused by Drinking Water?

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A toxic molecule found in pond scum may trigger neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS and Parkinson’s. A group of scientists could hold the key to a cure.

Why is Obama So Chicken, Unwilling to Even Address the Question of Pot and the Failed Drug War?

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Pot policy questions were front-and-center in the White House’s “Your Interview With the President” YouTube campaign, but Obama refused to acknowledge them.

Child Abduction for Adoption and the Tangled Web of Deceit in Guatemala: A Review of Erin Siegal’s “Finding Fernanda”

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Written by Karen Smith Rotabi for RH Reality Check.

The Real Newt Gingrich: 5 Things Georgians Know That the Rest of Us Should

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Gingrich—despite losing in Florida—will not consider stepping aside, but would rather go down in flames all the way to the doorstep of the Republican convention.

Praying to Be Skinny and Straight: Why Evangelicals Are Concerned With Weight-loss and ‘Ex-gay’ Therapies

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A new book reveals how evangelical culture equates gayness and fatness as both sinful inabilities to control urges.

New York Muslims Fight Back Against Police Department’s Institutionalized Paranoia About Islam

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Muslim community leaders say Islamophobia is deep-seated in the New York Police Department.

Living Outside The Marijuana Laws: The Duality Of Honesty

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?By Jack RikessToke of the TownNorthern California CorrespondentTo live outside the law, you must be honest.~ Bob DylanWelcome to the duality of honesty. Clancy is a master-grower. He lives deep up on one of those canyon drives that seems so off the beaten path that it’s hard to believe someone actually lives there

A Colossal Failure: Sundance Award-Winning Film Sheds New Light on Destructive Drug War

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Amy Goodman interviews the Director of “The House I Live In” to explore the horrific failures of drug war, as well as the argument for a public health approach.

S.F. Resumes Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licensing (Again)

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?San Francisco’s on-again, off-again program to license medical marijuana dispensaries in the city has once again resumed operations. The medical cannabis dispensary program resumed licensing and inspecting collectives, Department of Public Health officials announced on Monday.The ove came after the agency said last week that the application process was “suspended indefinitely,” and that announcement had come after the city had announced it would continue licensing the shops. And that announcement had come after the initial suspension of licensing in December following a court ruling

Spokane City Council Calls For Rescheduling Of Medical Marijuana

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?The Spokane City Council unanimously agreed on Monday that marijuana should be federally legal to possess by people who have a legitimate medical need for the drug.State voters passed a medical marijuana law 14 years ago, back in 1998, but the city council is concerned about federal raids continuing in Spokane and elsewhere in Washington and other states that have legalized cannabis for medicinal purposes.The council approved a nonbinding resolution endorsing a letter that Gov. Chris Gregoire and Rhode Island Gov

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