A woman with MS leaves a licensed medical cannabis dispensary in Illinois.
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There are many anecdotal reports indicating cannabis' beneficial effects for treating MS symptoms, but research with cannabis is difficult to do.
Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is guided through Mbalmayo, Cameroon, a town where residents are engaged in projects to further the MDGs.
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The Millennium Development Goals failed in aspects like poverty. Lessons must be learnt to ensure that these mistakes will not be repeated by the Sustainable Development Goals.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen discusses the change in rates.
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The Fed faces a tough choice on how fast to raise rates in 2017, and Donald Trump may find that it may spoil some of his plans.
A sculpture of a bomb remains by the Black Hole of Los Alamos.
This year saw nuclear weapons tested, stockpiles renewed, and disasters remembered.
People carry photos of soldiers who died during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
AP Photo/Andres Kudacki
The Japanese attack on a US naval base on Dec. 7, 1941 set in motion a series of events that transformed the United States into a global superpower. Will Donald Trump bring that era to an end?
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It is time to understand what parental alienating behaviors are so that we don't allow them to be used to hurt others anymore.
Trump’s victory may accelerate the ‘attack on the middle class.’
Labor's decline has steadily eroded the prospects of working-class Americans, fueling the backlash that propelled Trump. His election, however, will likely deliver unions a knockout punch, hurting his supporters most.
Civil society and other groups, such as academics and businesses, stand to play a bigger role in how the countries of the world address climate change.
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Recent global climate talks at COP22 saw a growing role for businesses, NGOs and the state of California – a promising sign for action on climate change in the face of U.S. inaction.
People around the world woke up to a new U.S. president-elect.
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Four of our economic scholars weigh in on Trump's legislative agenda, healing the divide, uncertainty and something known as the 'presidential puzzle.'
Could Clinton follow in May’s footsteps?
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Will it be possible to put America's political life back together after the election? Britain after 'Brexit' offers a case study.
Bernie Sanders at a recent rally in support of ColoradoCare, a universal health care initiative.
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Tired of escalating health care costs, health care policymakers in Colorado have put a vote for universal coverage on the ballot in that state. Could the other states learn anything from it?
Millions of Americans in nine states will vote on Nov. 8 for the right to do this.
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Nine states are deciding whether to legalize marijuana. Yet the drug's prohibition at the federal level has created an unstable financial environment for producers and retailers.
Can you hear me now?
Mine communications are complex, slow and unreliable. The solution to keeping miners safe, and rescuing them when disaster strikes, might just be in their hands already.
U.S. middle class, R.I.P.?
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Finding a way to reduce inequality is key not only to solving a host of other problems but also to rescuing America's fast-disappearing middle class.
How did Trump become the working class’ hero?
Donald Trump has emerged as a self-proclaimed hero of the working class, yet his policies and pedigree suggest he's anything but.
Students for Fair Admissions filed suit against Harvard College on behalf of a Chinese-American applicant.
Here's why disagreement about affirmative action will not end any time soon. Coming up next is a lawsuit brought by Asian-Americans challenging Harvard's race-conscious policy.
Viewing wildlife in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
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A new study estimates that Americans would pay US$92 billion yearly in extra taxes to protect national parks. The finding underlines calls from experts for more money to preserve and maintain the parks.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has moved to address environmental pollution and improve the livelihoods of the Ogoni people.
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Oil spills have long plagued the Ogoni people living in the Niger Delta. President Buhari is finally doing something about the pollution. But there are flaws in the government's approach.
People at The Churchill Tavern in New York City react to the Brexit vote.
The Brexit is on, shifting the political landscape in Europe. Scholars from Cornell, Pennsylvania State and Colorado State universities comment on what it means for U.S. foreign policy and investors.
Bobcat (Lynx rufus) captured by remote wildlife cameras in the Piceance Basin of northwestern Colorado.
Land management in the United States has long focused on creating conditions that benefit game animals like deer and grouse. A conservation scientist explains why that approach is too narrow.