Former DEA official Joseph Rannazzisi has accused Congress of prioritizing the pharmaceutical industry's profits over public health in its fight against prescription opioid epidemic. Rannazzisi said that drug companies have a "stranglehold" on Congress, influencing legislation to be more lax in allowing doctors to prescribe disproportionately large doses of prescription painkillers.
Native American water protectors of the Standing Rock Camp in North Dakota are despairing as the Dakota Access Pipeline nears completion. Time is running out, but some are doubling down on their commitment to stopping the pipeline before it reaches the Missouri River. “They can’t go through the river. We are not going to let them,” said Leota Eastman Iron Cloud, a Native American activist from South Dakota.
Central Italy was rocked by a devastating 6.6-magnitude earthquake on Sunday, leaving 300 dead and 15,000 without homes. Aftershocks continued into Monday, including one at 4.2-magnitude. This is the worst earthquake in Italy since 1980.
Lebanon was 29 months without a head of state until today, when Michel Aoun was sworn into office. Political infighting has kept position open since Michel Suleiman stepped down at the end of his term in May 2014.
With the legalization of medical marijuana in California came opportunities for long-time illegal growers in Humboldt County (where most of the weed in the US is grown) to legitimize their businesses. This may seem like a great option for growers, but in reality it's more complicated than that.
God may enrich these states with the legality of a certain herb this coming November.
Omelette du fromage is the only French 90s kids need to know.
Did you notice Trump was kind of lurking behind Clinton during the debate?
The James Boyd trial ended in a hung jury.
The President weighs in on why Star Trek is so important.
Traffic on Central was shut down for awhile today because a man was throwing things at cars from a roof.
Florida's voter registration time has been extended till Oct. 18.
Republicans plan to stop Obama from closing Guantanamo Bay prison.
New laws may close many medical marijuana dispensaries.
The Navajo Nation can finally look forward to clean running water.
Aliens are trying to contact us. Seriously.
The family of Edgar Camacho-Alvarado have filed their intent to sue.
Body painting is a straight up skill.
Curving--so that's what that weirdness is called.
These are considered the most beautiful bikes.
Daniel and Josh of "Damn Daniel" were on "Ellen."
We’re all going to get Zika and die (or maybe not, whatever).
Some bad ass ladies in Mexico are fighting street harassment by being punk as fuck.
Fox Spotlight paid over $17 million for a biopic about Nat Turner at Sundance.
Most New Mexican’s support marijuana legalization and no one is surprised except your white, baptist grandma.
I wonder if Canadian aliens are nicer than American aliens?
Mattel finally gets with it and created a variety of Barbie dolls for kids.
Activists behind the Planned Parenthood legal attacks are being charged with…
Like mortal blood feeding a vampire, queer women in horror films gives me life.
A collection of my bbg's most important instagram posts.
Watch Jimmy, I mean Drake, dance to different songs.
I guess I'll give country music a second chance.
Anti-woman protestors don't like being counter-protested? Oh, woe is me.
Youtube is going to charge people now? Smell ya later, nerds.
Through tragedy we find that there are good people.
Hey, can I hold your lottery ticket for a second? Cool, I'll be right back.
Who cares about women? People who wear pink and don’t wear bras, obviously. Cue eyeroll.
What are smart people afraid of? Not spiders.
Walmart continually makes this beautiful mistake.
Does “Pinktober” piss you off? Well, grab your stress ball because it’s gotten worse.
Yas, Jennifer Lawrence, YAS!
Neon Indian’s new album is released tomorrow, but you can totes listen today if you want to (you know you do).
Sometimes we have to talk to the police when we have weed on us. This is not an ideal situation, so memorize these things so you don’t have a panic attack and get shot.
Santa Fe is hosting a chile drop for NYE?!
It’s Friday November 21st 2014 and people still send things in the mail!
Meanwhile in California, a totally stable and pretty nice lady left a doll catalog on the front steps of Ryan Gosling's house, because she is his “twin soul”. This happened after Gosling's sister didn’t respond to the woman’s countless emails. RUDE.
And turtles really loved Truth or Consequences 90 million years ago.
If any of you wondered what your grandma does between reading Readers Digest and eating at Crackle Barrel, here’s a clue ,
Add College Universities to the most terrifying places to coexist.
AnD cOpS hErE rEaLly Do JuSt Go WiTh ThE *f~l*o~w*~*!
Truly meaningful things happen all the time,
And this Golden Retriever lived out what we all dream of doing at buffets.
CALL THE FBI! WE NEED TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF HOW THIS MISSING NEW MEXICAN KITTEN ENDED UP IN A DUFFEL BAG IN MAINE!
And even though the world is mostly terrible, this 100 year old woman visited the ocean for the first time in her life on an all expenses paid vacation.
Here's a list of local holiday closures to help you figure out when to put out your trash and stuff.
The Rio Grande is bone-dry in southern New Mexico.
Santa Fe's plastic bag ban takes effect February 27th 2014.
NSA has 100% access to your iPhone. Messages, contacts—and they can remotely turn it into a listening device. Not cool.
Ariel Castro's neighbor was a murder-raping pig and he is going to jail.
Michael Schumacher is getting relatively better after his terrible skiing accident.
There is now a better cardboard box, people.
Cab Calloway's lexicon of hip will make you the life of the party before you cop a final.
Dig this totally righteous anti-Nazi Christmas card from 1943.
"The octopus-man would make a fine policeman or soldier ...."
It's time for President Obama's year-end news conference!
Who will save Blackberry?
Could our recent economic growth and rise in stocks lead toward a prosperous 2014?
It looks like Bertha found “the object.”
In case you're unemployed, Eclipse Aerospace might have a job for you.
Animals shelters around Albuquerque have asked people to stop bringing in animals because there's no room left.
A parent went into a classroom and threatened a student at Colinas Del Norte Elementary School in Rio Rancho.
A portland pup ate too many weed brownies and had to be taken to the vet. Poor guy couldn't handle the high.
It's not really winter in New Mexico until some people freeze to death in Gallup.
The Whittington brothers have been presented with a plethora of search warrants, including one executed by the DEA at their car dealership in Albuquerque.
Some folks really don't want the Albuquerque parole offices to move downtown.
State Police made an arrest in connection with the "teen foam-party death."
There is now a ginormous Rough Trade record store in Brooklyn.
Mistrial declared in case involving alleged injury sustained from assault by Rick Springfield's ass.
Time to check in with awesome stupid chatroulette.
The Buddha may be older than we thought.
The site of the real Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
Is Charles Manson getting married to a freaky-deaky 25 year old Susan Atkins look-alike!?
Bro, we did too leave a damn tip.
A can of Soylent Green was auctioned for 2000 bucks.
Seminal Cleveland hip-hop quintet Bone Thugs-N-Harmony have reunited for one final hurrah. The group’s Rock the Bells tour hits Burque on Thursday, Dec. 13, but you might want to study up on Bone Thugs prior to the show. Read all about them in East 99 Meets Burque. Divine harmonies coalescing with crunk melodies and phat beats are the act’s trademark. You’ll want to sing along, right? Refresh your memory with Bone Thugs music videos below. Sunshine Theater • Bone Thugs-N-Harmony • Thu Dec 13 • 8 pm • $27.50 • ALL-AGES! • sunshinetheaterlive.com
Facebook has a billion daily users and none of them will like the picture of your kid doing that thing you posted.
White college kids from Texas do the craziest things.
Food prices rising at Balloon Fiesta.
Chicago police find 1,000 pot plants growing in a field.
Arrests made following this weekends shooting at Fantasy World.
Miguel Cabrera wins baseball's first Triple Crown since 1967.
Cheese smugglers busted in Canada.
What if everyone on earth pointed a laser pointer at the moon at the same time?
Chevy dealer totally sorry he had you arrested over pricing error.
Can a new font help dyslexic readers?