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Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed 26.10.2014 CNN: Top Stories
A doctor in New York City tests positive for Ebola. The European Union pledges more funds to fight the deadly virus. And a military response team begins training.
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Nations Devastated By Ebola Were Already Under Siege In The Global Drug War 24.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
West Africa’s public infrastructure is now collapsing under the burden of the Ebola outbreak. But the health and political systems in that region were already under attack from another deadly force -- drug trafficking and the harsh criminal response so frequently wielded in the global war on drugs. What makes it so hard to combat the spread of Ebola in West Africa -- weak public infrastructure, porous borders and high poverty rates -- are some of the same factors that drew the narco-traffickers. And the impulse to focus on law enforcement over medical treatment in these crises can be equally ineffective and ultimately fatal to many. Consider the latest calls to ban travel to the United States from West Africa. They've been resisted by top public health officials , who warn that combating the epidemic requires full knowledge of where people have been and with whom they've been traveling. "Even when governments restrict travel and trade, people in affected countries still find a way to move and it is even ...
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From legalizing pot to eliminating the corporate tax: IP candidate for governor Hannah Nicollet on the issues 24.10.2014 MinnPost
TICKETS AND INFO She said she would start by giving school districts more independence to address the individual needs of their students. The achievement gap is a problem across the state, but the approach to fixing it could be different in an urban district than in a school in rural Minnesota, she said. “A lot of time we have these one-size-fits-all kind of solutions, like Common Core, and clearly one size doesn’t fit all or we wouldn’t have the achievement gap that we do,” she said.  “I would like to see more autonomy where kids can have their needs met — their local, individual, community, cultural needs — addressed right in their school district, and they haven't had the freedom to do that.” Nicollet also isn’t eager to continue tuition freezes at the state’s public colleges and universities. Those institutions regularly get state money thrown their way, she said, but they’ve done little to cut administrative and other costs to keep tuition down over time. “Now our state institutions are building ...
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Oregon Anti-Pot Campaign Head Used Gov't Job to Enrich Anti-Pot Crusader 24.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The head of the No on Measure 91 Campaign to defeat marijuana legalization in Oregon is a woman named Mandi Puckett. She works at BestCare Prevention Services in Jefferson County, Oregon.  She's on a leave of absence from BestCare to run the anti-pot campaign, where her strategy is hosting press conferences to frighten moms about marijuana edibles and mailing postcards with enough reefer madness per square inch to make the ghost of Harry J. Anslinger say, "hold up, lady; you'll want to dial that back a bit." I've been digging into the public records for the summer of 2014 from all the public officials involved in Kevin Sabet's Oregon Marijuana "Education" Tour."  The tour was intentionally timed in 2012 and 2014 to sway votes against marijuana legalization as ballots were mailed out for Oregon's last two initiatives; there were no tours in 2011 and 2013 , despite claims from organizers that these were "annual education events." Sabet was set to make over $39,000 in thirteen cities before exposure of ...
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Latest updates on Ebola crisis 24.10.2014 CNN: Top Stories
A doctor in New York City tests positive for Ebola. The European Union pledges more funds to fight the deadly virus. And a military response team begins training.
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Charles Lane: Colorado’s marijuana experiment has a bitter aftertaste 24.10.2014 Washington Post: Op-Eds
DENVER LoDo Wellness Center , which calls itself the largest marijuana dispensary in the trendy Lower Downtown (“LoDo”) area, is a mellow place, decorated with Oriental rugs, sofas and statues of ...
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FDA Cracks Down On Fake Ebola Cures Sold Online 24.10.2014 NPR Health Science
The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to companies marketing products claimed to be cures for Ebola. One firm says it will drop such claims — but it's still selling the product.
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Ebola: Nurse to leave isolation 23.10.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Obama expresses cautious optimism. An infected nurse shows signs of improvement. And a military response team begins training.
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Health Watch: Drinking Soda Can Speed Aging Process 23.10.2014 WCCO: Local News
(credit: CBS)There's a new reason to avoid sugary drinks. It's already known that too much soda can create a higher risk for diabetes, heart disease and stroke -- not to mention what it will do to your teeth. Now, add 4-and-a-half years of extra aging to the list.
Medical Marijuana Helped Me Survive Cancer Treatment 22.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Last November, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Like many others in similar circumstances, I've tackled much of it with humor and a positive attitude and loads of pharmaceuticals with varying unpleasant side effects. It has been an epic battle involving a double mastectomy, radiation therapy, breast reconstruction (a process which left me miserably uncomfortable every single minute), and chemotherapy -- endless needles pumping foreign liquids into my body leaving me weak and nauseous and horribly depressed for days afterward. At one point, many months into my treatment, I was ready to quit. There are no words to adequately describe the discomfort and despair I was feeling. It was at that time a friend of mine offered to get me some medical marijuana from Colorado. I said yes. I was willing to try anything, willing to break the law, for some relief. Before you jump to any conclusions, I'm in my '50s and work in the medical field and am not a recreational pot smoker (or anything else for that matter.) ...
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Johnson & Johnson to spend up to $200M in push to speed up potential Ebola vaccine development 22.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Seniors in Laguna Woods Village are craving medical marijuana 22.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Inside Laguna Woods Village, retirees with stiff knees and failing eyesight make ready use of wellness centers and medical offices scattered throughout nearby strip malls.
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U.S. Ebola czar starts new job 22.10.2014 CNN: Top Stories
With multiple developments under way, here's the latest on the Ebola outbreak
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Sharp focus, few votes for Cannabis, Libertarian governor hopefuls 22.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Their odds of winning are beyond long. But Chris Wright and Chris Holbrook are undeterred and determined to make their voices heard.
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Colorado Rep. Says State Dept. Took His Bill On Marijuana Edibles 'One Step Too Far' 21.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Colorado state Rep. Jonathan Singer (D) told HuffPost Live on Tuesday that state health officials ultimately did the right thing by retreating from their initial call to ban almost all marijuana edible products because such a ban is "unconstitutional." "The state Department Of Public Health took it one step too far," Singer said. The state Health Department's recommendation for a near total ban of all retail marijuana-infused food products in the state was one of several from multiple lawmakers, state marijuana industry representatives and state officials who were taking part in a working group for Singer's bill on Monday. The Health Department's recommendation was the only one calling for a ban, which outraged marijuana industry members. The legality of such a ban was also called into question , since Colorado voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2012 legalizing marijuana in all forms. The House bill's language requires that a working group be assembled before the bill's passage to discuss ...
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Proposed marijuana edibles ban loses steam 21.10.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER – A proposal to limit marijuana infused-products, or edibles, to hard candies and tinctures did not meet much of an appetite just hours after it was revealed Monday. The proposal by Jeff Lawrence, with the Department of Public Health and Environment and a member of the Marijuana Enforcement Division Edibles Work Group,...
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Colorado Health Officials Walk Back Proposed Weed-Edibles Ban, Hours After It Goes Public 21.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Colorado health officials on Monday backtracked on their call to ban almost all recreational marijuana edibles in the state, just hours after publicly recommending such a prohibition. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment backed away from its recommendation for a ban after outraged marijuana industry representatives argued that state voters made all forms of marijuana legal in 2012. The Associated Press's Kristen Wyatt reported that a Health Department official said a ban "was not our intent." Talk of an edibles ban came as lawmakers, industry representatives and state officials on Monday discussed what should be included in a Colorado House bill that would add restrictions to the sale of edible marijuana products. Marijuana edibles -- food and beverage products infused with compounds derived from marijuana, such as THC or CBD -- have been under fire following two high-profile deaths that may have been linked to the treats. The Health Department's recommendation "is just that, a ...
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Proposed Colorado marijuana edibles ban shows lingering pot discord 21.10.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado's health department proposed an industry-spinning ban on the sales of nearly all forms of edible marijuana at recreational pot shops on Monday but then quickly backed away from the ...
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Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats 21.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public.
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Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats 21.10.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public.
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