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Legalize marijuana at federal level, urge NYT editors
Legalize marijuana now, or face the kind of chaos of the prohibition era in the US, says none other than The New York Times. The newspaper lays out concrete reasons why all-out legalization is the best move.

27.07.2014 08:06

Trojan virus secretly uses Tor network to hide bitcoin extortionist
An unusual ransomware Trojan, discovered by cybersecurity experts last month, is the first of its kind to secretly use a Tor anonymizing network to hide its communication with a command-and-control server.

27.07.2014 07:33

Mass grave in E. Ukraine: Terrorist torture or power cut-off in morgue?
A mass grave in Ukraine’s Slavyansk, a former stronghold of the armed resistance, prompted accusations of atrocities from Kiev. But the mass burial may have been prompted by electricity cutoff at the city morgue nearby.

26.07.2014 09:59

Lloyds in 'late stage' of Libor settlement talks, victims remain unaddressed
Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) is nearing a settlement with US and UK regulators for its alleged role in the manipulation of Libor rates – the major interest rate benchmark that determines the cost of up to $350 trillion worth of global financial products.

25.07.2014 16:04

Brit accused of hacking the Fed hit with new charges by the FBI
Federal authorities in the United States have unsealed their fourth set of charges in nine months against Lauri Love, a 29-year-old British man accused of hacking US government and private sector websites.

25.07.2014 18:35

Amputation instead of circumcision? Man sues hospital after surgery
​An Alabama man says doctors mistakenly removed his penis during what was supposed to be a routine circumcision procedure, and now he has filed suit against the physicians and hospitals involved.

25.07.2014 17:35

Chicago gun violence may cost ‘Rahmbo’ his job
A particularly violent July in Chicago - following years of staggeringly-high numbers of homicides in the city - has drawn attention to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s re-election campaign, raising questions about his chances of surviving a challenge in 2015.

25.07.2014 14:08

‘How do you find out that you are on the US no-fly lists? The hard way’
The issue around the US terrorist watchlists has come up because one of the most important imperatives of the government is to cover its own butt, J.D. Tuccille, editor at the Reason 24/7 News, told RT.

25.07.2014 14:28

Decline in wildlife aggravates human conflict – study
Researchers at UC Berkeley have found an alarming correlation between a decline in wildlife and human conflict. As human activity directly threatens animals, their declining numbers introduce drastic changes to our way of life.

25.07.2014 12:34

‘Bring back firing squads’: Federal judge says executions should be executions
After a series of lethal injections that have gone terribly awry in recent months, an influential federal judge has called for the return of firing squads.

25.07.2014 08:04

Ukraine used phosphorous incendiaries, cluster bombs against cities – Russian military
Ukrainian troops have on many occasions used incendiary weapons and cluster bombs against militia-held cities, acts that are banned under the international law regulating warfare, the Russian military said.

25.07.2014 12:56

US paratroopers arrested in Italy for allegedly raping, robbing pregnant Romanian
Two American paratroopers stationed at a US military base in Italy have been arrested for allegedly beating, raping and robbing a pregnant Romanian prostitute in her six month, whose sex services they originally offered to pay for.

25.07.2014 10:53

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