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Rabbi, cop, nurse among 70 arrested in child porn bust

Rabbi, cop, nurse among 70 arrested in child porn bust

New York City Police and federal authorities have arrested at least 70 people in what’s being billed as one of the largest online child pornography busts ever. According to the Associated Press, among those arrested are a rabbi, a Boy Scout leader, a little league baseball coach, a nurse, and a police officer, with most […]

Tax day: Chances to get audited by IRS lowest in decades

Tax day: Chances to get audited by IRS lowest in decades

Due to falling budgets and increased obligations, Americans filing their taxes are less likely to be audited by the Internal Revenue Service this year than they have been in nearly a decade. According to the Associated Press, this has resulted in the agency fielding the fewest number of auditors since the 1980. While advancing technology […]

White House confirms CIA director visited Ukraine over weekend

White House confirms CIA director visited Ukraine over weekend

On Monday afternoon White House spokesman Jay Carney confirmed that CIA Director John Brennan visited Ukrainian capital Kiev over the weekend and met with high-ranked Ukrainian officials. Previously, deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovichaccused Brennan of ordering a crackdown on pro-Russian activists in the east of the country. The CIA had already dismissed these accusations as “completely false”, […]

4.8 earthquake rocks US Yellowstone National Park

4.8 earthquake rocks US Yellowstone National Park

A 4.8 magnitude quake rocked Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming near the border with Montana, the US Geological Survey said. There were several aftershocks with a magnitude over 3. The earthquake occurred 37 kilometers northeast of West Yellowstone, Montana at 6:34 am local time (1234 GMT) Sunday. The quake was centered almost in the middle […]

Medical marijuana workers start unionizing with government help

Medical marijuana workers start unionizing with government help

Marijuana may still be illegal at the federal level, but the US labor board believes pot workers still have the same rights as any other American employee. According to the Huffington Post, attempts to unionize by medical marijuana workers in Maine have attracted what some may think to be an unlikely government ally: the National […]

Clinton Initiative 2014

Clinton Initiative 2014

President Clinton hosted the third annual Health Mattes Conference on January 14th. The Clinton Foundation and Tenet Healthcare Corporation sponsored the event. New partnerships and commitments from, Jed Foundation, Facebook, MTV, Aspen Institute Sport and Society Program, Nike and the United States Olympic Committee, Knight Foundation, Palisades Media Ventures, James Beard Foundation, Saddleback Church, P.E.A.C.E. […]

America’s first recreational pot licenses issued in Colorado

America’s first recreational pot licenses issued in Colorado

Colorado made history on Monday, becoming the first state in the US to issue hundreds of licenses for recreational marijuana businesses. Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division approved 348 licenses: 136 to pot shops, 31 to marijuana-infused products companies, 178 to growing facilities, and three to marijuana-testing laboratories. All businesses had to apply by the end of […]

Carlos Santana reunited with drummer after finding out he was homeless for 40 years

Carlos Santana reunited with drummer after finding out he was homeless for 40 years

Guitar legend Carlos Santana says he plans on entering the studio with his old drummer, Marcus Malone, after a California news host recently reunited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee with the now-homeless percussionist. Malone performed as a member of the Santana Blues Band up until 1968 when he was convicted of a […]