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Google and ProPublica launch machine learning tool to track hate crime in America

Documenting hate crimes in America has long presented a challenge to researchers, journalists, and social scientists. Record keeping in this area has been patchy at best, with data either woefully incomplete or non-existent. Yet, it’s never been more important that we understand them, especially after the events of last weekend, and the violent, racially driven crimes that followed Trump’s shock electoral victory — committed not by ordinary Trump supporters, but rather an emboldened and ascendant far right, who are a small yet increasingly visible and vocal presence. To try and make better sense of the issue, Google and ProPublica have…This story continues at The Next Web
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You can buy legal marijuana in four months. But is California ready to sell it? – Sacramento Bee


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You can buy legal marijuana in four months. But is California ready to sell it?
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Software must be written to accept applications of thousands of entrepreneurs hoping to legally sell marijuana. Regulations governing sales aren't fully cooked. Welcome to Lori Ajax's world. She is the director of the California Bureau of Cannabis
Want Access to California's Top Pot Officials? It Could Cost Big BucksL.A. Weekly

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Chelsea Handler’s Grandfather Fought For The Nazi

[ynw] In a new episode of TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are, Chelsea Handler discovers exactly what role her grandfather, Karl Stoecker, played in World War 2, and the history of her family. Quivering and shaking after being told the news, Handler traces his path from Nazi soldier to American immigrant through documents and interviews […]

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Mississippi officials begin uprooting big marijuana farm – wreg.com


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PRENTISS, Miss. —Mississippi officials are uprooting what they're calling the largest outdoor marijuana farm they've seen since the 1980s. The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics told local media that they got a tip that someone was growing marijuana in …
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White Supremacists Taking Ancestry Tests Aren’t Happy About The Results

From IFLS: Not too long ago, white nationalism was a fringe movement of isolated people. Now, it’s gained a very ugly new relevance. Tiki torches are lit, Twitter feeds are flared, and tempers are hot. Along with this misled reinterpretation of supposed “identity politics”, we also live at a time where it’s never been easier […]

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White Supremacists Taking Ancestry Tests Aren’t Happy About The Results

From IFLS: Not too long ago, white nationalism was a fringe movement of isolated people. Now, it’s gained a very ugly new relevance. Tiki torches are lit, Twitter feeds are flared, and tempers are hot. Along with this misled reinterpretation of supposed “identity politics”, we also live at a time where it’s never been easier […]

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Medical marijuana bill on its way to Indiana legislature — and a Republican is behind it – WHAS 11.com


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Medical marijuana bill on its way to Indiana legislature — and a Republican is behind it
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A Republican lawmaker plans to introduce a bill during the upcoming legislative session that would legalize medical marijuana. Rep. Jim Lucas of Seymour said he is still working out the details, but has "every intention of introducing a bill that

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Germany is electrifying part of the autobahn to cut freight emissions

Semi trucks are massive energy hogs – that’s why Germany is helping change that with electric highways. We rely on trucks to get all of the goods we need from one place to another, but all of those semi trucks spew a lot of pollution – at least 12.5 percent of all emissions in the US. So Siemens and the Germany state of Hesse teamed up to create a 10km stretch of eHighway on the autobahn, where trucks can connect overhead electric cables while driving on the road, and move back to diesel power when…

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W.Va. leaders get a look at marijuana industry – The Daily Times


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W.Va. leaders get a look at marijuana industry
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The group toured marijuana dispensaries and growing operations in the Denver area. Among these were operations owned by a company called LivWell, which employs about 600 people who all have health care and make livable wages, according to …
Marijuana Use May Raise Risk of Dying From HypertensionMedscape
Medical Marijuana Takes OffHighlands Current
Medical marijuana advisory board hosts inaugural meetingBluefield Daily Telegraph

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This tiny $500 gadget can hack the passcode of any iPhone 7 and 7+

Apple is well-known for its maniacal approach to security, but it turns out not even the Cupertino heavyweight is safe from breaches: Popular YouTuber EverythingApplePro has stumbled upon a miniature hacking device that can crack the passcode of any iPhone 7 handset. The device has a fairly compact size, but what is even more impressive is that, thanks to its three USB ports, it has the capacity to brute-force passcodes on three devices at the same time. To pull this off, EverythingApplePro says the creators of the tool exploited a loophole in the phone’s data recovery state that allows users to…This story continues at The Next Web
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