The Guardian

Why the Federal Cannabis Crackdown May Be a Blessing in Disguise for Legal Weed

Now that the dust has settled around attorney general Jeff Sessions’ promise of harsher federal marijuana enforcement, advocates of legalization have largely exchanged their initial disappointment over the move for one of long-term optimism.

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Facebook Warned It Faces Legal Action from ‘Revenge Porn’ Victims

Facebook is facing a number of lawsuits from victims of “revenge porn,” a leading libel lawyer has warned, after a teenager reached a settlement with the social networking site over naked images of her that were posted online.

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James Franco Faces Raft of New Sexual Misconduct Allegations

James Franco has been accused of sexual misconduct by five women, including former students at the actor-director’s New York acting school.

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Iran Eases Drug Laws; Could Halt Execution of 5,000 Prisoners

The lives of more than 5,000 prisoners on death row in Iran could be spared as a change in the law abolishes capital punishment for some drug-trafficking offences.

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Should Shelter Dogs Be on a Vegan Diet?

Proponents say it will make Los Angeles the world’s progressive capital. Sceptics say it will mean diarrhea, lots of diarrhea.

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Oprah Winfrey for President? The Idea Reveals an Uncomfortable Truth

On Sunday night, Oprah Winfrey gave a stirring speech at the Golden Globes in which she inveighed against ubiquitous sexual abuse, warning abusers that “their time is up.” Many people appreciated the speech for what it was: an important spotlight on the ways sexual assault hurts not only women in Hollywood, but domestic workers, Olympians, soldiers, scientists, factory workers, and others across class strata.

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U.S. Asks Targets of Trump Attacks--U.N., China, Mexico--to Help With Opioid Crisis

While Donald Trump criticizes and argues with the United Nations, Mexico, and China over embassies, walls and trade deals, his administration is relying upon them as he attempts to combat the opioid epidemic.

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Apple Investors Call for Action Over IPhone 'Addiction' Among Children

Two of the largest investors in Apple are urging the iPhone maker to take action against smartphone addiction among children over growing concerns about the effects of technology and social media on the youth.

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Trump Is Now Dangerous - That Makes His Mental Health a Matter of Public Interest

Eight months ago, a group of us put our concerns into a book, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President. It became an instant bestseller, depleting bookstores within days. We thus discovered that our endeavours resonated with the public.

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Donald Trump Tweets Extraordinary Defense of His 'Mental Stability'

In an extraordinary and unprecedented public defence of his own mental stability, Donald Trump issued a volley of tweets that seemed guaranteed to add fuel to a growing constitutional crisis. 

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