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New Numbers From Colorado: Legal Marijuana Sales Top $1.3 Billion in 2016

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The legalization of marijuana has been a boon for states who have successfully rolled back prohibition and Colorado in particular has shown the massive benefits legalization can bring. They were the first state which recreational dispensaries set up shop and it didn’t take long for the money to start rolling in, and it’s still rolling in to this day.   …

Federal Immigration Officials Detained Hundreds During Multi-City Raids on Friday

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The Mexican government recently issued a warning to all Mexicans living in the United States, asking them to “reach out and stay in touch” signaling to many that they perceived a shift in policy. That perception was spot on and throughout the week Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, officials conducted raids in cities across the country.   More specifically raids …

Cat Reunited With Owner After 200 Mile Trip in Car Engine

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In New York state a cat owner recently wondered where their cat had gone, it wasn’t for days that they realized their cat Gumbo had hitched a ride over 200 miles in the engine of a neighborhood Honda Odyssey.   The cat had been missing for more than a week,when much to the owners surprise he turned up in nearby …

Record Breaking Wildfires Leave State’s Struggling to Pay for Fighting Them

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In 2015 wildfires burned over 10 million acres across the United States. In 2016 that number was down at least a couple million acres, but historically both years have experienced an astronomical increase in wildfire acreage. Which has obvious consequences to those impacted by the fire, but it also means states and the federal government have to do a lot …

United States Just Placed Bumblebees on Endangered Species List for First Time

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For a long time environmentalists have warned of an impending ecological crisis, the extinction of bumblebees. Bees are much needed for their role in the pollination process, but numerous environmental factors have long put them in danger. So much so that for the first time the United States has placed Bumblebees on the endangered species list.   The U.S. Fish …

Pregnant Woman’s Car Breaks Down in the Snow enroute to Hospital, Gets a Lift From a Snow Plow Driver And Arrives Just in Time

IOWA CITY, IA - FEBRUARY 01:  Traffic moves on I-80 as the wind picks up and snow begins to fall February 1, 2011 in Iowa City, Iowa. The National Weather Service has warned that the coming winter storm will produce blizzard conditions, including the possibility of white-out conditions.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Stephanie Dawson of Moyock North Carolina went into labor late one night and knew she would be giving birth the next day. Early the next morning she took to the rarely snowy, but then covered, North Carolina highway. Snow made an otherwise seamless trip painstakingly slow, but breaking down on a highway off ramp almost turned a painstakingly slow trip …

African Penguins Are Being Slowly Starved to Death Thanks to Climate Change

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Climate change and human impact on sardine and anchovy populations have been wreaking havoc on African penguin populations who depend on them while making their thousand plus mile trek to their birthplace. An arduous journey from Southern Africa all the way to Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.   The penguins make this trip annually and depend on sardines and anchovies …

WNBA Star Comes out as Lesbian in Interview with Vogue

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Olympic basketball player and Chicago Sky WNBA star Elena Delle Donne has come out and identifies publicly as a lesbian for the first time. In a recent profile in Vogue magazine, Delle Donne identified her fiancé Amanda Clifton, making her one of the first openly gay WNBA stars and definitely the most high profile.   “I’ve grown up in a …

Frank Ocean’s Long Anticipated Album to be Released Friday

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According to the New York Times, Frank Ocean will finally release his second studio album ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ on Friday.   The album, which has been speculated on for years, will reportedly be released on Apple Music. Nonsubscribers to Apple Music will be able to hear the album after the reported two week exclusivity deal with Apple.   Ocean’s last …

Tesla to Purchase SolarCity for $2.6 Billion

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Elon Musk has long been known for his revolutionary and bold ideas, so it came as little surprise when he announced Tesla would be purchasing SolarCity, a giant in the Solar Energy industry, for $2.6 billion in an all-stock deal.   The deal, which is being hailed as a potential revolution in the energy industry, is a merger of two …

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