The Walled City of Kowloon or the City of Darkness (20 Pics)

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VA says it won’t study medical marijuana’s effect on veterans

A landmark federal report released in 2017 outlined what’s known about the potential health benefits and risks of marijuana use. (Claritza Jimenez/The Washington Post)

The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will not conduct research into whether medical marijuana could help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain, as veterans groups are pushing for the use of the drug as an alternative to opioids and anti-depressants.

In a letter to U.S. Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.), Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said VA’s ability to research medical marijuana is hampered by the fact that the drug is illegal federally.

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Violent Threats Force Democratic Lawmaker to Cancel Panel With Psychologists on Trump Inspiring Violence


Two psychiatrists who warned that Donald Trump was inspiring violence had their point made, the hard way, when Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) abruptly canceled a planned public meeting with them at a senior center after receiving violent threats about the event.

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What a medieval love saga says about modern-day sexual harassment

An affair between a philosophy professor and his teenage student became the subject of ballads in the streets of Paris in the 12th century. A scholar asks: Why wasn’t it called sexual harassment?

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Abandoned Places Across The USA

Jenn Brown is a multi-talented self-taught photographer, artist and designer currently based in Ridge, NY. Jenn is obsessed with abandoned places, she captures urbex spaces of all sorts: crumbling paper mills, factories, synagogues, theatres, rooms and farms. More info: Instagram (h/t: photogrist

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There Could Be a Scientific Reason Why Trump Can Sleep Just 4-5 Hours a Night

He might be a “short sleeper”.

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50 Great Black And White Photographs From The Masters Of Photography – Part 2

They taught us the meaning of photography, the very smell of composition and the beautiful essence of lights and shadows. Their works teach us great insights on all aspects of photography.

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10 Times The Police Let Brutal Serial Killers Go Free

They had a serial killer in their hands, and they let him go . . . and he killed agian. This doesn’t just happen in movies or crime nov

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How Haiti became poor

In case you missed it, the President of the United States called Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries “shitholes,” then pretended like he didn’t say it, but basically said it all over again. This matte

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Made for the marathon?

What drives people to run a marathon? Join Hayley Birch as she tackles 26.2 miles, aided by science.

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Humans Share a Relevant Gene With This Fish That Can Repair Its Spinal Cord

This has huge implications.

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george braque (9 pics)

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Erection: How to get erect and stay erect without Viagra

You don’t need the blue pill to get erect and stay erect here is everything you need to know about erection and how to sustain it

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How Big Data Can Help Rebuild America’s Aging Infrastructure

Wireless sensor networks could tell engineers when key structural elements of bridges, highways and buildings are dangerously weak

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Drug cartels smuggle illegal gold from Colombia, Peru to Miami


When Juan Granda ventured into Peru’s Amazon rainforest to score another illicit load of gold, he boasted that he felt like legendary Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

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50 Years Later, It Feels Familiar: How America Fractured in 1968

It was a violent year. Liberals reeled, a war dragged on and protests raged. People got all their news from radio, TV and newspapers. But what if they’d had phones vibrating with modern news alerts?

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Salsibury Prison, NC [civill war]

prisoner of war, andersonville, POW, belle ilse, camp douglas, point lookout, alton prison, elmira,

Mississippi Burning: Danny Lyon On Assignment With Civil Rights And Dangerous Minds – Flashbak

In the summer of 1962, Danny Lyon packed a Nikon Reflex and an old Leica in an army bag and hitchhiked south. Within a week he was in jail in Albany, Georgia, looking through the bars at another prisoner, Martin Luther King Jr. Lyon soon became the first staff photographer for the Atlanta-based Student Nonviolent … Continue reading “Mississippi Burning: Danny Lyon On Assignment With Civil Rights And Dangerous Minds”

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The diabolical genius of the baby advice industry

The long read: Every baffled new parent goes searching for answers in baby manuals. But what they really offer is the reassuring fantasy that life’s most difficult questions have one right answer

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Here’s Everything We Know About Athletes Getting It On In The Olympic Village

Every two years, we watch Olympians battle it out to bring home the gold. But as it turns out, no matter how incredible their performance on screen, the vast majority of scoring they’re doing is likely off the field. What I am getting at here is, Oly…

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The Mystery of Coney Island’s Abandoned Submarine

Today’s New York adventure takes place at one of its favourite, and most nostalgic, vacation destinations: Coney Island. Home to one of the world’s oldest ferris wheels, a hundred year old roller coaster, and the famous Nathan’s deli, serving hotdogs since 1916. But twenty minutes walk away behind t

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The Harder They Fall – What a Shrink Thinks


Perhaps, long long ago, once upon a time, in the year of our Lord, when the world was new – tribes of giants really walked this earth.

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why it is illegal to feed the homeless in cities across  America

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How China Infiltrated U.S. Classrooms

Even as they face criticism, Chinese government-run educational institutes have continued their forward march on college campuses across the United States.

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live in the moment. this moment

23 Fascinating Portrait Photos of Che Guevara Taken by Elliott Erwitt in 1964 [this guy’s image sold lots of tee shirts to young American guys–symbol of revolt]

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Loomis Dean (1917-2005), [Scorched male mannequin clad in dark business suit standing in desert 7,000 ft. from the 44th nuclear test explosion, a day after the blast, indicating that humans could be burnt but still alive, Yucca Flat, Nevada], May, 1955
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American kids are 70 percent more likely to die before adulthood than kids in other rich countries

A new study ranks 20 wealthy countries on childhood deaths. The US comes in last.

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The Japanese porn star who taught China about sex

Sora Aoi announced she was married on social media last week, sparking a frenzy on the Chinese internet.

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What is Congress Good For? Not Declaring War

The executive branch continues a military campaign against ISIS, and Congress has not yet declared war. Is the government abiding by the framers purpose?

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the witches market of la paz, boliva

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jay blakesberg: woodstock photos (12 pics)

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Nearly 500 people just confessed why they cheated

The reasons would surprise you

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Playing the Donald Trump Game

This is a Hasbro Inc., undated handout photo showing the new board game Trump. Donald Trump is lending his name to a new board game marketed by Pawtucket-based Hasbro Inc., the nation’s second largest toymaker. It’s on sale now and retails for about $24.99, according to Hasbro. (AP Photo/Hasbro Inc.)

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A New Clue to the Mystery Disease That Once Killed Most of Mexico

It comes from the 16th-century victims’ teeth. 

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The next revolution in dental care is about to begin

New high-tech treatments may be able to repair cavities without fillings and even regrow entire teeth.

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50 Great Black and White Photographs from the Masters of Photography- Part 1

They taught us the meaning of photography, the very smell of composition and the beautiful essence of lights and shadows. Their works teach us great insigh

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The Women Who Took on the Mafia


Family loyalty made the Calabrian Mob strong, but its treatment of women was its undoing.

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My battle with booze – an alcoholic tells his grim story as a warning to all drinkers

The misunderstood disease killed his mum and nearly cost executive Mark his own life

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Amateur detective Arnold Schuster shot in each eye by a Mobster just a couple weeks after identifying bank robber Willie Sutton. Brooklyn, New York City, 1952. (i.redd.it)

The most valuable military real estate in the world

Strategically placed at the entrance to the Red Sea, Djibouti is home to more foreign bases than any other country.

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US life expectancy just dropped for the second year in a row. Let’s stop the trend now

Life expectancy has fallen for the second time in two years. That’s not supposed to happen in a rich country like the US.

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