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Growing pains of the great US marijuana legalisation experiment | World news | The Observer

On a dark industrial street on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, shabby cars and the occasional truck disappear down an alley, as though heading to a secret meeting. Their destination, around a heavily rutted corner lined by chain-linked fencing, is a large warehouse that used to be a paintball arena but now boasts row after row of sophisticated drug-making paraphernalia.

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Growing pains of the great US marijuana legalisation experiment | World news | The Observer

On a dark industrial street on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, shabby cars and the occasional truck disappear down an alley, as though heading to a secret meeting. Their destination, around a heavily rutted corner lined by chain-linked fencing, is a large warehouse that used to be a paintball arena but now boasts row after row of sophisticated drug-making paraphernalia.

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US military studied how to influence Twitter users in Darpa-funded research

US military studied how to influence Twitter users in Darpa-funded research | World news | NewsWire
Darpa defended the funding, including to study activists on social networks and Lady Gaga's influence, as essential to US interests. Photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty

The activities of users of Twitter and other social media services were recorded and analysed as part of a major project funded by the US military, in a program that covers ground similar to Facebook’s controversial experiment into how to control emotions by manipulating news feeds.

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US military studied how to influence Twitter users in Darpa-funded research |

US military studied how to influence Twitter users in Darpa-funded research | World news | NewsWire
Darpa defended the funding, including to study activists on social networks and Lady Gaga's influence, as essential to US interests. Photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty

The activities of users of Twitter and other social media services were recorded and analysed as part of a major project funded by the US military, in a program that covers ground similar to Facebook’s controversial experiment into how to control emotions by manipulating news feeds.

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Former Illinois governor ‘regrets’ allowing state’s last execution

Former Illinois governor 'regrets' allowing state's last execution | World news | NewsWire
Former Illinois governor George Ryan, the first American governor to visit Cuba in 40 years, during his tenure. Photograph: /AP

Former Illinois governor George Ryan regrets letting what turned out to be the last execution in the state proceed, he prays regularly for six children killed in a fiery crash linked to a state agency he once headed, and he's done answering questions about the marathon corruption trial led to his imprisonment.

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