Marijuana Sales in Colorado Up 10% Since August: $45.2 Million Generated in Taxes Since First of Year

by Christina Sarich - While the Feds continue to bankrupt the nation with war politics, states like Colorado are sitting on pretty pennies from ...

US Hospitals Lead Global Pack on Costly Paperwork

by Steffie Woolhandler, David Himmelstein - In some countries, bereaved families get condolence cards and flowers. In ours, the survivors are also deluged with ...

Mountain Lions in Southern California Face Genetic Decay

Cut off by freeways and human development, mountain lions in Southern California are facing a severe loss of genetic diversity, according to ...

Outsourcing Public Services: Governors Push Privatization, With Disastrous Results

By Deirdre Fulton, Common Dreams – Governors across the country have outsourced important public services to private firms with high-powered lobbyists, mostly with disastrous results, ...

California Bans Genetically Engineered Salmon

By Anastasia Pantsios, EcoWatch – Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill last month banning the commercial production of genetically modified, or transgenic, salmon in California ...

Are Central American Kids 'Refugees'?

By Jake Grovum, Stateline – RICHMOND, Va. — Asein Ta wasn’t yet a teenager when he left his native Myanmar (also known as ...

EPA Approves Controversial ‘Superweed’ Pesticide for GMO Crops

By Anastasia Pantsios , EcoWatch – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced approval on Thursday, “with first-time ever restrictions,” of the new herbicide Enlist Duo, manufactured by ...

Marijuana Sales in Colorado Up 10% Since August: $45.2 Million

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US Hospitals Lead Global Pack on Costly Paperwork

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Mountain Lions in Southern California Face Genetic Decay

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Outsourcing Public Services: Governors Push Privatization, With Disastrous Results

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California Bans Genetically Engineered Salmon

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Are Central American Kids 'Refugees'?

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This Day in History

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On This Day, Oct. 21, 1957 – Elvis Rocks the Jailhouse

1957 – “Jailhouse Rock“, the Elvis Presley film, premiered. Some of the characters named in the song are real people. Shifty Henry was a well-known L.A. musician, not a criminal. The Purple Gang was a real mob. “Sad Sack” was a U.S. Army nickname in World War II for a loser, which also became the name of a popular comic strip and comic book character. Gender studies say that the song is also known for “its famous reference to homoerotics behind bars”. Indeed, according to Garry Mulholland, ” ‘Jailhouse Rock’ was always a queer lyric, in both senses. According...

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Entertainment Blasts

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Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta Dead at 82

Oscar de la Renta, the legendary Dominican-American fashion designer, died at age 82 on Monday night, his family confirmed in a hand-written statement posted on the designer’s website Tuesday morning. De la Renta had been battling cancer ….. click pic for more

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Italy: Singing Nun Chooses ‘Like a Virgin’ for Debut

A singing nun who won the Italian version of the The Voice has released a cover of Madonna’s Like a Virgin for her debut single ….. click pic for more