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IRS to tax bitcoins like property

The federal government will tax digital money such as Bitcoin like property, not currency, the IRS said Tuesday in its first significant guidance on the virtual coin. Although bitcoin may operate...

DATE: March 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Bitcoin convention brings out hope for digital currency’s future

LAS VEGAS – Even as the liquor flowed at a late-night party in a plush Las Vegas suite, chatter about the business of Bitcoin never flagged. Among the overwhelmingly male crowd gathered in Las...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Pot use up, study shows

As the nation takes a softer stance on marijuana, more Americans are using the drug, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found. The nationwide survey made public Wednesday found that 7.3...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Record number of anti-government militias now in U.S., group says

Radical anti-government “patriot” groups and militias, galvanized against gun control, will continue to grow even as the number of groups operating in the U.S. reached an all-time high in 2012, a...

DATE: March 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Record number of U.S. teens smoke marijuana regularly

As more states adopt laws allowing medical marijuana, fewer teens see occasional marijuana use as harmful, the largest national survey of youth drug use has found.Nearly 80 percent of high school...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Synthetic pot sends thousands to emergency rooms

K2, Spice and other synthetic drugs that mimic a marijuana high sent 11,406 people – mostly teenagers and young adults – to the emergency room in 2010, according to the first report on the...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Nation & World