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Way Beyond Brownies: Vice Launches A Marijuana Cooking Show

Wed, 2014-12-17 07:31

"Nonna Marijuana's Italian Feast" is the first episode of a Web series exploring pot cuisine. It features a charming 91-year-old grandmother who cooks cannabis Italian food infused with love.

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A Tweet On Women's Veils, Followed By Raging Debate In Saudi Arabia

Wed, 2014-12-17 07:11

A prominent ultra-conservative figure says that face veils for women are not mandatory. Now everyone is weighing in on the hottest topic in the kingdom.

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Cuba, U.S. Agree To Prisoner Release Including American Alan Gross

Wed, 2014-12-17 06:50

Signaling what could be a major shift in U.S. relations with Cuba, Gross, who has been jailed in Cuba for five years, will be released, while the U.S. will release three Cubans.

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Polls Show Cuban-American View On U.S.-Cuba Relations Is Nuanced

Wed, 2014-12-17 06:50

For years, Cuban-Americans in Miami supported punitive policies against Cuba. But, after Obama's election, that view has moderated.

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Church Of England Names Its First Female Bishop

Wed, 2014-12-17 05:56

Rev. Libby Lane has been a parish priest for 20 years. She will be consecrated on Jan. 26, becoming the first female bishop since the church was founded five centuries ago.

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Cuba Frees American Contractor Alan Gross

Wed, 2014-12-17 05:04

Gross, a subcontractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development, spent five years in Cuban detention. He had been serving a 15-year sentence for crimes against the Cuban state.

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In Pictures: After Horrific Attack, Pakistan Picks Up The Pieces

Wed, 2014-12-17 04:01

The families of the victims, began to bury their dead and people across the country held prayer services to remember the 145 killed in a Taliban attack on a school.

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As Pakistan Mourns, Prime Minister Removes Moratorium On Death Penalty

Wed, 2014-12-17 03:17

The country was starting to take stock of a Taliban attack on a school that killed 145 people. Most of them were children.

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Too Little, Too Late For Many New Yorkers Seeking Hospice

Wed, 2014-12-17 01:04

Evidence shows hospice care can extend life and save money, but only if patients and doctors dare ask for the help. One New Yorker said hospice gave her back a normal life — at peace, pain subdued.

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For Crop Duster Pilots, Wind Towers Present Danger

Tue, 2014-12-16 23:45

Short, unlit towers are used to prospect for new wind farms. But the structures pose a threat to crop duster pilots. Transportation officials are urging better markings and other safety improvements.

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An Alternative To Suspension And Expulsion: 'Circle Up!'

Tue, 2014-12-16 23:42

Oakland's restorative justice program is at the forefront of efforts to rethink school discipline.

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Senate OKs Judicial Nominees, Tax Extensions Before Republican Takeover

Tue, 2014-12-16 21:45

Lawmakers in the Senate approved an extension of tax breaks and confirmed 12 more judicial nominees, but a terrorism insurance bill didn't survive the night.

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'Clifford The Big Red Dog' Creator Bridwell Dies At 86

Tue, 2014-12-16 16:28

More than 50 years after he came up with a story about a huge dog, author Norman Bridwell has died. In 2012, Bridwell told NPR he was shocked when his idea was accepted for publication.

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Cows Remain At Large After Breakout At Idaho Meat Plant

Tue, 2014-12-16 15:23

Cows were running free in Pocatello, Idaho, Tuesday, following in the hooves of a feisty heifer that escaped from a meat packing plant Friday.

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Bill Cosby Won't Be Charged Over 1974 Molestation Claim

Tue, 2014-12-16 14:23

Citing the statute of limitations, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office says it won't pursue child sexual abuse charges against the comedian, a subject of numerous allegations.

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On Nebraska's Prairies, Keystone XL Pipeline Debate Is Personal

Tue, 2014-12-16 13:35

The pipeline's fate looms large in Washington. But for people living in Keystone XL's proposed path, the project will alter livelihoods and legacies — for better or worse, depending on whom you ask.

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The 12 Days Of Quirky Christmas Foods Around The Globe

Tue, 2014-12-16 13:17

We're kicking off a 12-part series exploring the rich diversity of Christmastime edibles around the world. We've zeroed in on meals that reveal as much about a country's history as its gastronomy.

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Japan's Beloved Christmas Cake Isn't About Christmas At All

Tue, 2014-12-16 13:17

The Japanese Christmas Cake takes its name from the Christian holiday, but it actually symbolizes building a life of prosperity from nothing. And it's ubiquitous (it's even in your smartphone).

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Amid Threats By Hackers, Actors Pause Promotion Of Sony Movie

Tue, 2014-12-16 13:05

Sony is withdrawing James Franco and Seth Rogen from upcoming media appearances to promote The Interview. The move follows threats against theaters by a group that allegedly hacked Sony's documents.

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In California, Fire Plus Drought Plus Rain Add Up To Mud

Tue, 2014-12-16 12:48

Heavy rains are hitting drought-stricken California. But instead of sinking into the earth, the water is rushing away in areas burned by wildfire, raising the danger of mudslides.

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