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Recreational Marijuana Now Legal In Colorado

As of Jan. 1, those who wish to can now purchase recreational pot in some 40 stores across Colorado. Last year the state, along with Washington, became the first to allow small amounts of marijuana for personal use, with plans to regulate it like alcohol. The federal government still considers marijuana an illegal drug, but, for the moment, seems prepared to allow for highly regulated distribution of medical and recreational pot. We explore these seismic shifts in the debate over legalizing marijuana.

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'End Of The Tour': An Unauthorized 'Anti-Biopic' Of David Foster Wallace

Instead of telling the author's life story, the film (which the Wallace estate does not approve of) focuses on five days in 1996 during the publicity tour for Infinite Jest.
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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
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Despite High Expectations, Sentencing Reform Proposals Still On Ice

Sen. John Cornyn suggested a hearing and markup on reform proposals could be imminent. But multiple sources tell NPR that concrete language is still being hotly debated behind closed doors.
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WikiLeaks Docs Purport To Show The U.S. Spied On Japan's Government

The documents also allege that the U.S. targeted Japanese banks and companies, including Mitsubishi.

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