High Class Dining: Colorado Restaurant Introduces Weed-and-Food Pairing Menu


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When you go to a gourmet restaurant, you might find yourself asking the sommelier to recommend a fine wine to complement your meal. But now, as more states begin to legalize recreational marijuana use, diners will soon be asking another question: What fine weed will enhance my dining experience?

Patrons of Colorado’s Hapa Sushi have already begun asking this important question thanks to the restaurant’s new pot-and-dinner pairing menu. Back in 2009, the restaurant launched a print campaign that encouraged smokers to come eat sushi to satisfy their munchies. And now the chain, with locations in Boulder and Denver, is back on the pro-weed scene, urging locals to toke up and eat up — at the same time.

Here are some of the suggested dinner-and-dope combinations:

  • Pakalolo Shrimp with Pakistani Kush
  • Honey Miso Salmon with Sour OG
  • Katsu Curry with Blue Dream

Oh and don’t worry — the dining room is “ergonomically designed…

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New Book Accuses Fox News Chief Roger Ailes Of Sexism, Anti-Semitism


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A new biography of Roger Ailes, the chairman and CEO of Fox News, casts him as a volatile executive unafraid to use blunt, offensive language or push a nakedly political agenda, The New York Times reports. Fox News has denied the book’s most colorful claims about the network boss.

The Loudest Voice in the Room, by New York Magazine contributing editor Gabriel Sherman, alleges that Ailes uttered an anti-Semitic remark about a rival in 1995, called Fox host Bill O’Reilly “a book salesman with a TV show” and offered television producer Randi Harrison a raise “if you agree to have sex with me whenever I want.”

The biography delves into Ailes’ political ambitions and claims he used Fox to promote a conservative agenda. Sherman credits Ailes, who began his career as an aide to Richard Nixon, with pioneering the use of television in political campaigns while a  consultant. According to…

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Death By Atomic Wedgie: Man Allegedly Kills Stepfather with Classic Bully Maneuver


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There’s no way to confirm it, but a McLoud, Okla., man may be the first person ever to be charged with killing someone by “atomic wedgie.”

Police say Brad Davis, 33, got into a row with his stepfather Denver Lee St. Clair, 58, on Dec. 21. The fight ended with Davis suffocating St. Clair with his own underwear and striking him in the head.

Davis, a former Marine, told detectives that the fight started with his stepfather badmouthing his mother. An argument ensued which soon turned physical with St. Clair attempting to strike first. After more punches were thrown between the two men, Davis told police he’d given St. Clair the “atomic wedgie.”

“We continued our investigation and uncovered evidence that led us to believe that this was more than just a fight,” said Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth told KJRH-TV.

An atomic wedgie is achieved when an aggressor successfully pulls…

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Deaths of Christian ‘Martyrs’ Doubled in 2013


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Reports of Christians dying for their faith almost doubled between 2012 and 2013, with more Christians martyred in Syria last year than the worldwide total for 2012.

Open Doors, a non-denominational group that supports persecuted Christians, said Wednesday that 2,123 Christians were killed because of their faith in 2013, up from 1,201 last year, and that 1,213 martyrs were recorded in Syria alone, Reuters reports. 

The organization named North Korea as the most dangerous country for Christians for the 12th year in a row, followed by Somalia, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. The U.S.-based group also said that radical Islamists were the main source of persecution in many of the countries on the list, and that hostility towards Christians was increasing in Africa.

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The Deep Freeze Has Inspired a Fashion Trend


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As the deep freeze lingers in the Midwest and East, several commuters in New York City and Chicago have gone to great lengths to bundle up. NewsFeed spotted one amusing trend: glasses resting on scarves wrapped around the face with coat hoods, even hoodies, pulled over the head. Bonus points if the hoods have fur trim, or if ski caps are worn underneath.

Does this getup make people appear more like subzero serial killers? Dilbert? The ironic bankrobber? Or is it simply a walking reminder of the importance of protecting the eyes from UV light — even on cloudy days and in the winter months? Of course, celebrities have long sported this look so that they can’t be easily recognized (see Rihanna in London over the summer).

Whatever you call it, it looks warm, so take note. 

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Video Lands Omaha Police Union in Hot Water


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Police union members in Omaha wanted to get a debate started on the culture of violence when they posted a Facebook video, but the clip of a toddler swearing with adults have many questioning whether it should have ever been uploaded.

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Find Out What You’d Look Like as Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber and Other Celebrities


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Admit it, you’ve always kind of wanted to know what it would feel like to be the president of the United States, or a ruthless fictional drug lord or maybe even the subject of a famous painting.

Well, now you can at least find out what you’d look like as different celebrities thanks to a handy little face substitution web app. It uses your webcam to map points of your face and then lays different faces on top. Developer Audun Øygard created this open-source JavaScript project so that as you move, the mask moves with you, Fast Companyreports. It’s still in its demo stages though, and works best if you’re using Google Chrome in a well-lit room.

A few of us here at TIME gave it a whirl and while it certainly wasn’t perfect, it was highly entertaining.

Here’s Walter White:

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And Kim Kardashian:

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And Sean Connery:

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Bourbons Behaving Badly: How the Spanish Royals Got Into Trouble


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Jan. 7 was not a good day for the Spanish royal family. After a lengthy investigation, Princess Cristina, the younger daughter of King Juan Carlos, was charged with tax fraud and money laundering and summoned to appear in court on March 8. The charges are related to Cristina’s husband, former Olympic handball player Inaki Urdangarin, who has been charged with embezzling 6 million euros ($8 million) in public funds through his charitable foundation.

Both Urdangarin and Princess Cristina have denied wrongdoing, and the princess’s lawyer has said he will appeal the summons. The prospect of an ugly public trial would be a major blow to a royal family that has steadily lost popularity in recent years. “Through a miraculous combination of political valor, public deference and children who know how to behave themselves, Spanish King Juan Carlos and his wife, Queen Sofia, have long enjoyed a level of prestige and respect of which most modern…

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German Charged in Infamous World War II Massacre


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An 88 year-old man in Germany was charged for his role in the World War II massacre of 643 men, women and children in the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane, a court spokesman said Wednesday.

The man, identified in court only as Werner C. due to German privacy laws, is charged with 25 counts of murder and hundreds of counts of accessory to murder in connection with one of the worst Nazi atrocities in France, the Associated Press reports.

Werner C’s lawyer said his client was in the village in the southwest of France but did not participate in the slaughter. He has until March 31 to respond to the charges before the court decides whether to move forward with a trial, the AP reports.

Authorities say the suspect, who was 19 at the time, was part of an SS armored division known as “Das Reich” that massacred nearly the entire population…

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Report: College athletes behind in reading


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Brooke Baldwin talks to panel guests about a report concluding that some college athletes are reading at 4th-8th grade levels. Some collegiate programs are criticized for favoring money over educating their student athletes.

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