What to know about ‘teacup’ pigs

The touted “teacup” pigs do not stay small. In fact, they grow to become quite large. Baby pigs are cute. So what could be more enticing than a miniature pig that supposedly maintains that baby-pig appeal? Many Americans (National Geographic’s number is around 1 million) are plunking down hundreds and even thousands of dollars to acquire tiny pigs as pets. The problem is, the touted “teacup” pigs do not stay small. In fact, they grow to become quite large. Fox News in January reported on how the “overgrown swine” are…

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HOTTOPIC: Colleges prohibiting medical cannabis on campus face lawsuits

Students who use medical cannabis are challenging decades-old campus drug policies. Colleges in the United States are becoming a battleground in the conflict between federal and state cannabis laws as students who use medical cannabis challenge decades-old campus drug policies. In states where medical cannabis is legal, students disciplined for using it are taking their schools to court. College officials argue they could lose federal funding for failing to follow federal law that labels cannabis an illegal drug with no accepted medical use. Sheida Assar said she was expelled from…

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Technology is remaking the theater experience

Media companies, using the latest technology, are reshaping the experience of going to the theater. When Comedian James Corden kicked off the Tony Awards this year, his opening number was a full-throated endorsement of the live theatrical experience. “It’s live, we do it live, and every single moment’s unrepeatable,” the late-night TV host sang. “There is a visceral bliss you only get in a theater seeing people do this.” Turns out he was not correct. These days, you can watch a Broadway musical from a subway train seat. You can…

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