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Marijuana

Oregon man accused of shipping marijuana in fake boulders

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Police say an Oregon man shipped more than $1 million worth of marijuana to another state via UPS last week, packing the drugs inside of artificial boulders he made himself. The Eugene Register-Guard reports that Curran Millican Manzer, 36, of Waterville, Oregon, made shipments to another state where marijuana is illegal....

Science

NASA scientist tired of debunking Planet X doomsday theories

The rumor claims that a planet called Nibiru (or Planet X) is orbiting the outer fringes of our solar system on a path that will soon send it careening toward Earth, either to smash into it or cause a gravitational doomsday.