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Ballot Initiative To Legalize Marijuana Filed In D.C.

Advocates for marijuana legalization want District voters to decide whether possession of up to two ounces of pot should be legal in the city.

A ballot initiative filed last week with the D.C. Board of Elections would also legalize cultivation of up to three marijuana plants at one's home and make it legal to give away up to one ounce of pot.

The first step toward getting the question on the November ballot will be a hearing to determine whether it meets the election board's standards. After that, organizers would have to collect signatures from about 23,000 registered voters.

The D.C. Council is working on a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot, but there's little support among city leaders for full-scale legalization.

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Comic-Con Fans Continue The Epic Battle Between Science And Fiction

Fans of science fiction have long wrestled with the question of just how much science should be in their fiction. Advocates of different approaches met at San Diego's Comic-Con.
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Scraped, Splattered — But Silent No More. Finally, The Dinner Plate Gets Its Say

Instagram is the Internet's semi-obsessive, borderline-creepy love letter to food. But behind every great meal is a plate doing a pretty-OK job. So a comedian made an Instagram to celebrate plates.
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Leaked Democratic Party Emails Show Members Tried To Undercut Sanders

Just days before the Democratic National Committee convention gets underway, WikiLeaks releases almost 20,000 emails among DNC staff, revealing discussions of topics from Bernie Sanders to the media.
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Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

Few people can demand what kind of electricity they get. But Microsoft and Facebook, which operate huge, power-hungry data centers, are trying to green up the electricity grid with their buying power.

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