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MAR 03, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Critics Say Bratton's Marijuana Remarks Are Dangerous 'Reefer Madness' Propaganda

A statement from New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton blaming marijuana for a spike in the city’s murder rate is a classic piece of “reefer madness” drug war propaganda, critics said Monday. “Commissioner Bratton’s claims today about marijuana are straight out of the tired old drug war handbook and frankly, are ridiculous,” Gabriel Sayegh, the managing director of policy ...

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MAR 02, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Students Devise Way To Feed Homeless Meals, Cut Food Waste All At Once

One Philadelphia homeless shelter used to have a major pea problem. Bethesda Project's My Brother’s House had an abundance of smooth Alaska peas for its clients, but demand did not match supply, Drexel Now reported. "One of the problems we struggle with is how to be creative with food that was clearly designed for quantity and not quality," Larry Russock, ...

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MAR 02, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Student Group Turns Bruised Fruit, Canned Veggies Into Balanced Meals For Homeless People

One Philadelphia homeless shelter used to have a major pea problem. Bethesda Project's My Brother’s House had an abundance of smooth Alaska peas for its clients, but demand did not match supply, Drexel Now reported. "One of the problems we struggle with is how to be creative with food that was clearly designed for quantity and not quality," Larry Russock, ...

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MAR 02, 2015 - Washington Post

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GovBeat: Low gas prices: Great for Florida, terrible for Alaska

The price of gas has fallen precipitously in recent months, with oil well off its high of more than $100 a barrel in the middle of last year. That should be great news, right? Well, not if you’re a state that relies on production and extraction taxes to fill huge parts of your budget.Read full article >>

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FEB 28, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Rand Paul Wins 2015 CPAC Straw Poll

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R) won the straw poll vote at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday. This is the third year in a row that the senator has won the straw poll at the conservative conference. CPAC attendees have the opportunity to vote on their favored candidate for the Republican nomination for president. Also on the ballot were ...

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