Canada has legalized marijuana. Here's why they did it.

The tax coffers for the entire country will be growing rapidly, and citizens of Canada will be able to access what they need.

Politics & Current Affairs
  • The new Canadian law goes into effect Wednesday, October 17, 2018
  • The first legal sale? A place called "Tweeds" in Newfoundland
  • Commercial edibles aren't yet legal, but they soon will be. Individuals wishing to make their own can do so, however.
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Jeff Bezos defends spending billions on rockets over, say, poverty

At what point does spending billions on rocket technology seem irresponsible to those suffering on Earth?

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 15: Jeff Bezos speaks onstage at WIRED25 Summit: WIRED Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Tech Icons Of The Past & Future on October 15, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for WIRED25 )
Technology & Innovation
  • The private space enterprise he founded will be testing even more in the near future, with $1 billion investment by Bezos each year
  • He wants to be seen as "risk taking" and a "needle mover"
  • Watch Blue Horizon's escape module test
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Retail apocalypse continues as Sears files for bankruptcy

142 more stores to close, but that might be just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

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Politics & Current Affairs
  • Sears to close 142 stores immediately amid bankruptcy filing.
  • Dozens of Kmart stores — owned by Sears since 2004 — already scheduled for closing in November.
  • Will it affect a store near you?
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9 heartbreaking Hurricane Michael photos remind us of nature's power

It's the first time a Category 4 hit this region. Ever.

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Politics & Current Affairs
  • Prepare yourself: Some of these images are simply gut-wrenching
  • The main landfall area, Mexico Beach, is almost entirely gone
  • Take heed, folks who might face something like it in the future: Many survivors say, "We should have left."
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