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Hash Oil Explosions rise with Legalized Marijuana

AP

AP

The opening months of Colorado’s first-in-the-nation recreational marijuana industry have seen a rise in fiery explosions and injuries as pot users try to make the drug’s intoxicating oil in crude home-based laboratories.

Since Jan. 1, when sales began, the state’s only certified adult burn center has treated 10 people with serious injuries they suffered while making hash oil, compared with 11 in 2013 and one in 2012.
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Marijuana Poisoning on the Rise in Pets

Reuters

Reuters

Please don’t let your dog drink the bong water.

Calls reporting pet poisonings by marijuana have increased by about 30 percent since 2009, from 213 calls that year to 320 in 2013, according to the Animal Poison Control Center, a division of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Those calls probably represent only a fraction of poisonings related to cannabis.
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AP

It’s a health care change that President Barack Obama and Republicans both embrace: Expand a current, little-known law so more retirees the government considers well-off are required to pay higher Medicare premiums.

That plan is likely to be part of any budget deal to reduce the overhang of federal debt, raising $20 billion or more over 10 years. It could come as a shock to many seniors who will have to pay the higher premiums even though they consider themselves solidly middle-class, and by no means wealthy.
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AP

Girder by girder, glass pane by glass pane, the rise of what is now New York City’s tallest skyscraper was documented over the past year and a half in a time-lapse series of photographs by The Associated Press.

On Monday, One World Trade Center, the skyscraper that is being being built to replace the twin towers destroyed on 9/11, extended more than 1,250 feet into the sky, eclipsing the observation deck at the Empire State Building.
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Fox News

As a candidate, Barack Obama once endorsed a ban on handguns and favored restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms. So when gun owners heard of Operation Fast and Furious, many feared the worst.

Now, newly revealed emails suggest that if the gun-running operation didn’t start out with that intent, as administration officials insist, the program certainly led to discussions on new gun regulations. View full article »

AP Photo

WASHINGTON — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits jumped last week to the highest level in three months. It’s a sign that the job market remains depressed.

The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications rose by 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 428,000. The week included the Labor Day holiday. View full article »

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