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"Last week, a study was published that claimed to establish a link between casual marijuana use and abnormalities in the brains of recreational users. Intrigued by a claim made by one of the paper's authors in the wave of ensuing press coverage, UC Berkeley computational biologist Lior Pachter decided to take a closer look."
Last week, a study was published that claimed to establish a link between casual marijuana use and abnormalities in the brains of recreational users. Intrigued by a claim made by one of the paper's authors in the wave of ensuing press coverage, UC Berkeley computational biologist Lior Pachter decided to take a closer look.
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Because the past 50 years of heavily refuted studies just isn't enough.
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Solitary Nation, airing April 22, brings you an up-close, graphic look at a solitary confinement unit in Maine’s maximum security prison. Prison State, airing April 29, follows four residents of a housing project in Louisville, Ky., as they cycle in and out of the state’s jails.
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Polling suggests Alaska will be #3.
A ballot measure that could make Alaska the third state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana is getting pushed back to the November ballot because lawmakers couldn't end their session on time.
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Obama appointed a commission to make privacy recommendations, then proceeded to take a giant crap over all their findings and propose new laws that codify what he was already doing.
 
Obama's proposed intelligence reforms fail to safeguard civil liberties
Obama's proposed intelligence reforms fail to safeguard civil liberties
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Street view is now a time machine.
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Cool new feature in Street View: where available, see images from previous years.  If you're a kid today, 50 years from now you'll be able to walk through the memories of your old neighborhood.
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DNI Clapper issued a sweeping new order clamping down on intelligence agency employee's contact with reporters.
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Here's a cop just randomly assaulting a person in front of a crowd of hundreds like it is nothing.  It's not that this is uncommon - it's that it's not, and it's done with such utter impunity that it reveals a lot about so-called law enforcement as it exists today.
; Ever wonder why some people hate cops? Watch the video above, captured on a cell phone, for some clues. On Saturday, after Vandergrift High School's
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"The parallels between Nixon-era FBI whistleblowers and Edward Snowden's NSA revelations are almost eerie in their similarity."
 
"People forget that the FBI is the NSA's primary partner in domestic spying, which allows them to work in secret"
People forget that the FBI is the NSA's primary partner in domestic spying, which allows them to work in secret
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Tell Congress: Support the USA FREEDOM Act. It's the most meaningful reform of government surveillance in decades.
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