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Washington Declares Hacking an Act of War

Revelations from European leaders on Monday that the National Security Agency bugged European Union offices in Washington and hacked into its computer network bring to light hypocrisy on the part of the U.S. government.

 

In 2011, the Pentagon released its first formal cyber strategy, which called computer hacking from other nations

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759 Bridges in Washington State Have a Lower Score Than the One that Collapsed

Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a “big puff of dust.”

May 23, 2013: People look on after the Interstate 5 bridge collapsed over the Skagit River in Mount Vernon, Wash. (AP/The Seattle Times)

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Armed March on D.C. Planned for July 4th

An Iraq war veteran and Internet talk show host (Alex Jones) are trying to gather thousands of protesters to march into the District on Independence Day with loaded rifles on their backs.

But if Adam Kokesh follows through with his July 4 plans — 2,500 people have signed up for the cause —

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Why is Washington so HumDrum Over North Korea?

You might think alarm bells would be sounding in Washington, given the warnings in North Korea of a state of war. But when they talk about North Korea, United States officials are sounding like an exasperated parent responding to a child’s tantrum.

At the White House on Friday, spokesman Jay Carney said the United

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Nuclear Waste Leaking in Washington State

They thought they’d managed this problem a few years ago. But Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee got a disturbing call Friday from Energy Secretary Steven Chu: Nuclear waste is leaking out of a tank in one of the most contaminated nuclear waste sites in the U.S.

Inslee released a statement, saying a

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Washington State Continues Prosecuting Marijuana Cases Despite Legalization

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Last May, a Bellevue police officer found seven grams of marijuana in the car of a 26 year-old tech-industry worker. There is no evidence driver, Aaron MacPhee, was high or drunk; he had no criminal history; he just had a few joints worth of pot.

In November, voters voiced — no shouted — their disapproval

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A Guide to Legal Marijuana Use In Seattle

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The people have spoken. Voters have passed Initiative 502 and beginning December 6th, state law no longer prohibits production and sale of marijuana. Under state law adults over 21 years old may possess up to an ounce of marijuana (or 16 ounces of solid marijuana-infused product, like cookies, or 72 ounces of infused liquid,

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Mystery Dig at Whitehouse Wrapping up

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Mystery Dig at Whitehouse Wrapping Up

 

As the massive underground construction project in front of the White House West Wing ends, the mystery deepens as to what was actually built there–and what’s coming next.

Plus, if you ask what the next phase is in this massive, four-year project, the official

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U.S. Government Hard Wired for War

When Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip fatally shot the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, archduke Franz Ferdinand, in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914, the assassination is seen as the event that ushered in the First World War. Within a month, the Great Powers of Europe would become embroiled in a four-year

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Total Marijuana Legalization: 3 States Will Take a Vote

At least some able-bodied Americans may soon be able to score a bag of weed legally without having to fake a knee injury. In November, voters in three states could approve ballot measures to legalize marijuana, and not just for medical purposes – for getting-high purposes. Then again, they might chicken out,

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Drones Creeping Over U.S. Soil

The federal government’s unmanned drones patrolling the U.S.-Canadian border are venturing into Washington’s airspace.

In testimony before a U.S. Senate panel last week, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said northern border surveillance using unmanned aerial aircraft now expands from North Dakota to Eastern Washington.

The two 10,000-pound Predator-B unmanned aircraft based in Grand Forks,

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