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Medical marijuana advocate in Washington dies from cancer
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Published in 22-8-2015
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(AP) A northeastern Washington man at the center of a nationally watched medical marijuana case has died of pancreatic cancer, six months after the federal government dropped charges against him. Harvey said he used the drug to ease pain from gout, but the government argued that the operation did not comply with the state's medical marijuana law. Kari Boiter, a medical marijuana patient wh ...>>
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CEO of cheating website says he's faithful husband
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Published in 22-8-2015
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SAN DIEGO (AP) Touting himself as the "The King of Infidelity," the founder of the adultery site Ashley Madison built his livelihood around the unconventional philosophy that cheating is a natural part of married life yet he says he is a devoted husband, and his wife of 12 years says she would be devastated if he was unfaithful. The couple, who have two children, say there's nothing wrong ...>>
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Anti-abortion group releases video snippet after court win
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Published in 22-8-2015
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LOS ANGELES (AP) An anti-abortion group released a snippet of video on Friday showing a California company executive discussing fetal tissue for research after a judge ruled the group could show the footage even if it was illegally recorded. The company that provides blood, tissue and other biological material for medical research said it was considering an appeal, but the little-known Center fo ...>>
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EPA knew of 'blowout' risk for tainted water at gold mine
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Published in 22-8-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) Internal documents released late Friday show managers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were aware of the potential for a catastrophic "blowout" at an abandoned mine that could release "large volumes" of wastewater laced with toxic heavy metals. Conditions may exist that could result in a blowout of the blockages and cause a release of large volumes of contaminated mine ...>>
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River in Colorado reopens as toxic plume reaches Lake Powell
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Published in 15-8-2015
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A river in Colorado that was turned sickly yellow by a mine waste spill reopened Friday after the now-diluted toxic plume passed through and reached Lake Powell a huge reservoir 300 miles downstream that feeds the Colorado River and supplies water to the Southwest. Water officials, however, said the plume that includes lead, arsenic and other heavy metals now presents little ...>>
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Cape Cod race lets runners compete virtually from treadmills
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Published in 15-8-2015
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Whether they failed to snag a coveted bib or are serving overseas in the military, the displaced runners can grab a tablet computer, hop on the treadmill and take off while watching video of the actual course of Sunday's race. Falmouth is among the first races to let runners compete virtually from the treadmill, an idea that others are considering to widen their reach and boost their revenue ...>>
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Q&A: Drought-weary California hopes El Nino means wet winter
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Published in 15-8-2015
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What is unknown is how it will play out for the state beset by four years of drought that fallowed farm fields, turned lawns brown and dried up streams and wells. Satellite measurement show that this El Nino is now more powerful than a king-sized one in 1997-98, which started weaker and finished stronger, said NASA oceanographer Bill Patzert, who compared it to Godzilla for the mudslides and dest ...>>
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Tree limb falls on tent killing 2 young campers in Yosemite
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Published in 15-8-2015
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(AP) An oak tree limb fell on a tent in the heart of Yosemite National Park, killing two young campers, officials said. The limb fell from a black oak tree about 5 a.m. Friday in the popular Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley, striking the tent where two minors were sleeping, Gediman said. California is parched as the state enters the fourth year of drought, and temperatures in the park ...>>
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Critics of carbon regulations using mine spill to skewer EPA
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Published in 15-8-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) Authorities say rivers tainted by last week's massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine are starting to recover, but for the Environmental Protection Agency the political fallout from the disaster could linger. The federal agency's critics are already seeking to use its much-maligned handling of the mine spill to undercut the Obama administration's rollout ...>>
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France expands hunt for debris in week-long Reunion search
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Published in 8-8-2015
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) A French search plane lifted off Friday for a bird's-eye view of Reunion Island, seeking any more potential debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. French authorities said Friday they've launched a one-week-long operation with boats and aircraft scouring the Indian Ocean island, where a wing fragment was discovered nine days ago. Malaysian officials say it ...>>
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Correction: Ecuador-Hacking The Opposition story
Technology
Published in 8-8-2015
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LIMA, Peru (AP) In a story Aug. 6 about Ecuador and digital surveillance, The Associated Press erroneously reported the number of electronic devices infected by the government's spy agency with a company's software, based on a computer screenshot. The screenshot shows 13 devices were either infected or targeted for infection, not that 13 were infected.  A corrected version of the story ...>>
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Q&A: A look at the science on Hawaii's Mauna Kea
Technology
Published in 8-8-2015
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HONOLULU (AP) Atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea, where some Native Hawaiians have been peacefully protesting the construction of what would be one of the world's largest telescopes, astronomers have spent the past 40 years observing our universe and helping make some of the most significant discoveries in their field. If the highly contested Thirty Meter Telescope is constructed on the site, scie ...>>
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Mexican museum puts on exhibit for 'artistic' Aztec god
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Published in 8-8-2015
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MEXICO CITY (AP) In the pantheon of Mexico's pre-Hispanic gods, most Aztec deities are depicted as brutal, blood-thirsty beings only appeased by human sacrifices. But Mexico's Templo Mayor museum on Friday put on display for the first time an exhibition dedicated to Xochipilli, the Aztec god of singing, dancing and the morning sun. The Aztecs usually sacrificed quails to Xochipilli, rat ...>>
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Typhoon threatens China after 10 dead or missing in Taiwan
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Published in 8-8-2015
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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) Typhoon Soudelor barreled toward mainland China on Saturday after downing trees, traffic lights and power lines in Taiwan, where at least six people were killed, four left missing and dozens injured. A total of 101 people were hurt in Taiwan and more than 3 million households lost electricity as the powerful storm left streets strewn with fallen trees. All 279 domestic flights ...>>
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1st legal medical pot sold in Nevada 15 years after approval
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Published in 1-8-2015
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SPARKS, Nev. (AP) Fifteen years after Nevadans voted to legalize it, medical marijuana was sold legally in the state for the first time Friday at a dispensary in a strip mall about 5 miles east of downtown Reno. Dressed in polo shirts, tie-dyes and button-downs, about 75 people with medical marijuana cards lined up outside Silver State Relief, between a sub shop and pizza place in Sparks, to be a ...>>
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