Stop and Frisk for the Soul, Marijuana Sizzurp, + Buying Fame

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Penn. Gov. Won’t Appeal Gay Marriage
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, who is running for reelection, chose a path followed by fellow Republican governors Chris Christie and Brian Sandoval, who both abandoned appeals they thought they would not win.

Boston Bomber Used Christmas Lights
“The marathon bombs were constructed using improvised fuses made from Christmas lights and improvised, remote-control detonators fashioned from model-car parts,” prosecutors wrote.

Iran ‘Happy’ Video Teens Released
Six Iranian teenagers were released on bail Wednesday, three days after being arrested for creating their own video for Pharrell Williams’s hit “Happy.”

Uber Launches in Saudi Arabia
Uber, the popular taxi service ordered via a smartphone app, is launching today in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh. But don’t expect any female drivers to show up—women are still not allowed to drive in the kingdom.

France Buys Trains Too Fat for Stations
Whooops!

What Stop And Frisk Does To A Young Man’s Soul
Every afternoon when Trey left school in his car, two white patrolmen would follow him in their cruiser, sometimes a few blocks, sometimes several miles, before turning on their patrol lights.

The Daily Show’s Jason Jones Paid To Be Famous In India
Jason Jones traveled to India to learn about its form of democracy. What he found was that for the right price, anyone can buy good press. Of course he bought some.

Marijuana Sizzurp Hits The LA Market
The real sizzurp doesn’t make you stupid enough, right? So what you really need is a marijuana-infused sizzurp!

Why So Many Rock Stars Only Make It To 27
When Kurt Cobain committed suicide 20 years ago, the idea of the 27 Club entered the public consciousness.

 

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