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Smoke ‘em If You Got ‘em: Nevada Has Biggest US Pot Opening Yet Culture 

Smoke ‘em If You Got ‘em: Nevada Has Biggest US Pot Opening Yet

Nevada, United States (Sputnik) – In its first month of legality, the recreational use of marijuana has generated an unprecedented $3.68 million in tax revenue for the state of Nevada in the biggest pot sale opening month of any US state on record. Following a long and sometimes bitter feud to legalize the long-proscribed recreational use of the plant, the state of Nevada saw an unmatched $27.1 million in pot sales in its opening month of July, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Sales of the mild euphoriant far outstripped those of other states during its first month of legality according to sources, as a 10 percent retail tax and a Read More

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Saudi King Salman Moves to Improve Women’s Rights with Sexual Harassment Law Human Rights 

Saudi King Salman Moves to Improve Women’s Rights with Sexual Harassment Law

Saudi Arabia (Sputnik) – Following his decree to lift the ban on female drivers, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdulaziz called for officials on Thursday to draft a law criminalizing sexual harassment. “Considering the dangers sexual harassment poses and its negative impact on the individual, the family and society, along with its contradiction of Islamic principles, our customs and traditions,” the royal decree reads, “the ministry shall prepare a draft law to tackle sexual harassment.” The statement goes on to indicate the draft will outline specific “penalties that categorically prohibit such acts and deter anyone who feels tempted to commit them.” Per the Arab News, Read More

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Want Better Sleep? Study Says Snoozing in Same Room With Pet Improves ZZZ’s Health 

Want Better Sleep? Study Says Snoozing in Same Room With Pet Improves ZZZ’s

(Sputnik) – If you’re looking for a good night’s sleep, you won’t have to do much if you’ve got a pooch in your home. According to a study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, keeping pets in your bedroom could actually improve your quality of sleep. “Most people assume having pets in the bedroom is a disruption,” Lois Krahn, the lead researcher of the study, said in a statement. “We found that many people actually find comfort and a sense of security from sleeping with their pets.” Published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, scientists examined the sleep habits of 40 adults, who did not have sleep disorders, and Read More

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‘Beyond Scary’: Massachusetts Loses Track of Almost 1,800 Sex Offenders Featured Justice 

‘Beyond Scary’: Massachusetts Loses Track of Almost 1,800 Sex Offenders

Massachusetts, United States (Sputnik) – A state auditor has found that 1,769 sex offenders registered in the state of Massachusetts are unaccounted for, their whereabouts unknown. Of that number, 197 are classified as having a high risk of repeating their crimes at some point in the future. State auditor Suzanne Bump was reviewing the Massachusetts Sexual Offenders Registry Board (SORB) and found that nearly 1,800 of the state’s 21,808 convicted offenders were unaccounted for. “What we found was an agency that really wasn’t able to meet its mission of properly classifying or tracking individuals who were supposed to be registered sex offenders,” said Read More

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Harmony Inside and Out: The Plus-Size Models Who Live Life to the Full Beauty 

Harmony Inside and Out: The Plus-Size Models Who Live Life to the Full

(Sputnik) – Plus-size models often come under fire for promoting obesity propaganda and are abused for their extra pounds. But as the saying goes, haters gonna hate. Meanwhile, many of these curvy ladies actually live a life of harmony, in love with themselves and with their other halves, who see beyond the superficial exterior. Ever since the Body Positive Movement swept the world and even entered the hallowed halls of the fashion industry, the phenomenon has created just as many admirers and supporters as well as it has haters. While ill-wishers describe famous plus-size models as “unattractive” and blame them for promoting an unhealthy lifestyle, Read More

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Sex, Aggression and Brains: Scientists Make Another Mind-Blowing Discovery Health 

Sex, Aggression and Brains: Scientists Make Another Mind-Blowing Discovery

(Sputnik) – Everyone knows that men and women think differently. But scientists have come to an unexpected conclusion that the sex mechanisms controlled by female and male brains work in totally unique manners. Biologists found a connection between sexual desire and aggression and came to the conclusion that differences in the sexual behavior of men and woman can be explained not only by certain levels of sex hormones in a man’s or a woman’s body, but also by other unexpected factors. Sex and aggression are linked at the brain level only in male species, but not in female ones, according to the recent research, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience. It turned out that the Read More

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Monarchs’ Demise: US Scientists Discover New Victim of Hurricanes Environment 

Monarchs’ Demise: US Scientists Discover New Victim of Hurricanes

United States (Sputnik) – Researchers have determined that the raging storms and hurricanes that have recently hammered the US and Mexican coast have also dealt a severe blow to the population of monarch butterflies. US and Mexican scientists have learned that the biggest threat to the local population of monarch butterflies may be the powerful storms and hurricanes which are becoming more frequent in the region. The researchers made their discovery while studying the butterfly colonies in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve located on the border of both Michoacán and the State of Mexico, which contains most of the overwintering sites of the eastern population of the monarch butterfly. Read More

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To Hell With Body Shaming: Aussie Model and Entrepreneur Posts ‘Real’ PHOTOS Badass Women 

To Hell With Body Shaming: Aussie Model and Entrepreneur Posts ‘Real’ PHOTOS

Australia (Sputnik) –  In the world of Photoshop and Instagram there is one brave young woman who is trying to stop body shamers and online bullying. Sherlyn Tan, 30, is using her internet fame to educate followers on body image by posting natural photos of herself. Melbourne based entrepreneur Sherlyn Tan created a $4 million fashion company, from a secondhand clothing brand, called Twenty3AU. She often poses for photographs in her own clothes, but she does it differently than most of the fashion models do today A post shared by ? Sher 亚雪琳恩 ? (@sherlyn_fitness) on Aug 16, 2017 at 6:43pm PDT “Being the founder Read More

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US President Donald Trump Pardons Reviled Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio Politics 

US President Donald Trump Pardons Reviled Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Washington DC (Sputnik) – On Friday, US President Donald Trump granted a pardon to former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. A political ally of Trump, Arpaio dubbed himself “the toughest sheriff in America.” He was pardoned less than a month after being convicted in a criminal contempt case stemming from his department’s racial profiling activities. Trump strongly hinted that he would pardon Arpaio in an August 14 interview with Fox News, saying he was “seriously considering” it. “He has done a lot in the fight against illegal immigration. He’s a great American patriot and I hate to see what has happened to him,” the president said. At Read More

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Jack the Ripper May Have Been Notorious US Serial Killer Dr. Death Culture Featured 

Jack the Ripper May Have Been Notorious US Serial Killer Dr. Death

United States (Sputnik) – A new suspect has emerged for the world’s most infamous unsolved case – Jack The Ripper. A theory has emerged which links the series of killings in Victorian London with the first serial killer to emerge in the United States. Dr. Henry H. Holmes built a hotel in Chicago in time for the World’s Fair, which was held in 1893. But the hotel was in fact a labyrinthine torture chamber and the guests would book in, but never leave. Holmes — who was born as the rather more prosaic Herman Mudgett — confessed to killing 27 people in his “murder castle” and was hanged in 1896. “I was born Read More

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