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Jeff Sessions 'appears intent on taking us back to the 1980s' and the 'War on Drugs'

Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Associated Press/Susan Walsh Sessions wants to crack down on drug offenders Says violent crime is rising nationwide Experts say Sessions wants to take us back to 80’s and 90’s style punishments His comments about marijuana may be the most impactful Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed on Wednesday to ramp up enforcement of drug crimes to combat ...

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Trump is a big fan of Andrew Jackson — but the 7th president has an ugly history

U.S. President Donald Trump waits to speak by phone with the Saudi Arabia’s King Salman in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. January 29, 2017.REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Donald Trump is apparently a big fan of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States and the current face on the $20 bill. Days after moving into the White House, Trump hung a ...

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UNC freshman basketball player made 24 custom hats for his teammates for the NCAA Tournament

Darryl Oumi/Getty UNC freshman Shea Rush may not play many minutes for the Tar Heels, but he serves an important role off the court — hat designer. According to USA Today’s Nicole Auerbach, Rush got into designing hats in high school. He became interested after seeing both NBA and NFL players wear fashionable fedoras to press conferences, so he ordered ...

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The son of basketball's most legendary underhanded free-throw shooter is copying his dad's form for at the NCAA tournament

Ron Irby/AP NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry may have scored over 25,000 points during his legendary basketball career, but the single skill Barry remains most famous for to this day is the underhanded free-throw. A cool 90% career FT shooter during his NBA tenure, Barry mastered the unorthodox style with aplomb — even if it subsequently fell out of basketball ...

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A big part of the GOP's Obamacare replacement may accomplish the opposite of its goal

File photo of Murillo reading a leaflet on Obamacare at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy, California Thomson Reuters The Congressional Budget Office announced Monday that the American Health Care Act, the GOP leadership’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, would lead to as many as 24 million more people to be uninsured by over the next ...

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The Model 3 will be Tesla’s biggest test yet (TSLA)

More Charts   Tesla on Wednesday announced plans to raise $1.15 billion from a stock and senior notes offering. The company says the cash infusion will be used in part to “reduce any risks associated with the rapid scaling of its business due to the launch of the Model 3,” its hotly-anticipated affordable electric sedan. If that doesn’t make it ...

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INSIDER is hiring a social media intern

Are you addicted to Snapchat, Facebook, and Pinterest? This could be the perfect internship. Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images We are hiring a social media intern for INSIDER, a new publication that delivers stories to readers across digital platforms. INSIDER is distributed across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube, as well as on the web. Our social media accounts are the face of our brand, and ...

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Canada Goose exploded on its first day of trading (GOOS)

AP/Mark Lennihan Canada Goose popped nearly 40% in its opening minutes of trading on Thursday. Shares slipped over the remainder of the session, but still closed up 25.8% at $16.08 a share. The Canadian luxury retailer opened for trading at $18 (CA$24.20) a share after pricing at $12.78 on Wednesday evening. Wednesday’s price was above the expected range of $10.50 to $12. ...

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We drove a Jeep with a legendary muscle car engine — and it was awesome (FCAU)

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit.Benjamin Zhang/Business Insider There are few words in the automotive lexicon more evocative than “Hemi” and “Jeep”. Which why we were ecstatic to find a 5.7 liter HEMI V8 under the hood of our 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit test car. With the brand’s signature vertical grille displayed prominently up front, there’s no confusing this machine for ...

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Trump’s EPA cuts are great news for polluters, but bad news for his voters

Thomson Reuters The White House’s released its proposed 2018 budget Thursday: a grindstone that would strip financial mass from agencies across the federal government in order to add $52 billion to the military. No major sector of government is set to be ground down more than the Environmental Protection Agency. If Congress were to enact Trump’s proposal as written, the EPA would lose $2.6 billion ...

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