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Marijuana has not been de facto legalized, and the war on drugs is not just about cocaine and heroin. In fact, today, when we don't have enough jail cells for murderers, rapists, and other violent criminals, there may be more people in federal and state prisons for marijuana offenses than at any other time in U.S. history
A selection of terms that ha ve newly been coined, that have recently acquired new currency, or that have taken on new meanings, compiled by the executive editor of The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition.
Do we really want computers to be more like us?
It has been argued that Islamic radicalism may at least bring a form of peace to some of the world’s most troubled nations. But the Islamic regime in Sudan has created a nightmare—one that may portend the real future of the Islamic world
Building beneath the earth’s surface makes increasing sense — and could become surprisingly affordable in the years ahead
Who has more fun: the putyevka people or the dikari?
Though it is commonly believed that American health-care delivery and research benefit men at the expense of women, the truth appears to be exactly the opposite
He knew he was a cliché: the groom with cold feet. But everybody has dobts , he told her. Didn’t she have any doubts?