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Tech investors move into the marijuana market

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Pot entrepreneurs and Silicon Valley investors join forces          



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Obama bid to end 'sequestration' spending limits divides Republicans

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President Obama revived his call Thursday to end federal spending limits linked to a last-resort deficit deal reached nearly four years ago, an appeal that fell squarely in the divide between Republicans in Congress who want to rein in costs and those who want to boost...(more) 




8 babies saved, 3 people dead in Mexico City hospital blast

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Eight babies were recovered from the rubble of an explosion that killed three people and injured dozens.  



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Thorn Birds author Colleen McCullough dead aged 77

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Tributes for renowned Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose romantic saga "The Thorn Birds" sold more than 30 million copies, poured in Friday from the publishing world to politics following her death at the age of 77. The best-selling writer, known for her wit and warmth, passed...(more) 



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Mexico hospital blast kills two babies, nurse

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A gas truck explosion demolished a maternity hospital in Mexico City, killing two babies and a nurse, injuring dozens and prompting desperate mothers to grab their newborns as the building crumbled around them. "I remember the cries of the babies under the rubble and the screams...(more) 



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Boycotting the Koch brothers? Better get a new brand of toilet paper

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Reading Grist on the ivory throne? Honestly, I don’t really want to know the answer to that — but if so, I have some crappily timed news. As a person who’s partial to things like the planet and/or democracy, you’re likely worried about the Koch...(more) 



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Saudi King Hands Out Pink Slips and Bonuses

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Despite concern that a steep decline in oil prices would restrict the country’s finances, King Salman also decreed a cash bonus worth two months' salary to government employees, students and pensioners. 



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'Aussies out' -- Asian Cup hosts hit by shock AFC revolt

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Australia's football body reeled from shock revelations about a movement to oust it from the Asian confederation on Friday as the Socceroos prepared to play the Asian Cup final. The head of Australian football said he was "extremely surprised" after Asia's soccer chief said some countries...(more) 




Gas blast wrecks Mexico children's hospital; 2 dead, 73 hurt

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers swung sledgehammers to break through fallen concrete hunting for others who might be trapped. 



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U.S.-led air strikes hit Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq

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The United States and coalition partners launched six air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, and 12 more in Iraq as they kept up pressure on the insurgent group, the U.S. military said on Thursday. Among the strikes, which occurred between 8 a.m. local time...(more) 



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Babies found alive in rubble after truck blast rips through Mexico hospital

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By Lizbeth Diaz and Joanna Zuckerman Bernstein MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A gas truck explosion ripped through a maternity hospital on the western edge of Mexico City on Thursday, killing one woman and two children and injuring dozens, authorities said, with several babies found alive in...(more) 



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Hoffice sounds like a cult — and I want to join it

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Here’s how Hoffice, a Swedish coworking concept, works: Someone working from home invites friends (or random strangers) to come join them. In the morning, a laptop brigade streams inside, and then things start to take a turn for the bizarre. The host sets an alarm...(more) 



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