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The world’s largest healthcare company was just created, and a big chunk of it is moving from America to Ireland for lower taxes



Pfizer and Allergan are joining in the biggest buyout of the year, a $160 billion stock deal that will create the world’s largest drugmaker.

It’s also the largest so-called inversion, where an American corporation combines with a company headquartered in a country with a lower corporate tax rate, saving potentially millions each year in U.S. taxes.

President Barack Obama and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew have both spoken out against inversions and introduced new rules last year to make them…

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Bernie Sanders introduces bill to end U.S. marijuana prohibition



Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a bill Wednesday that would end the federal prohibition on marijuana, an issue that has boosted his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Sanders’s bill calls for marijuana to be removed from the Drug Enforcement Administration’s schedule of controlled substances. Marijuana is currently classified by the federal government as a Schedule I controlled substance, the same category as heroin and LSD.

How Hurricane Katrina and a tweet started this travel blogger’s journey



Not too long ago, Shannon fell under the 64% of Americans who don’t even own a passport, and counted visits to seven U.S. states as a solid traveling effort. Today, he’s one half of a travel blog and boasts a passport rich with stamps from around the globe

This dramatic change is all because of two things: Hurricane Katrina, which forced the New Orleans native west to LA, and a tweet that led him to Tiana; a photographer, writer and LA native who was on her third passport and fourth language…

Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 is the best round smartwatch on the market



It’s finally happening. The smartwatch market is growing up. Manufacturers are learning from their own mistakes and those of others. They’re listening to customers and paying attention to fashion and watch history. And with the arrival of Samsung’s wholly refashioned Gear S2 smartwatch, we now have two or more solid contenders for the best wearables on the market.

Over the last two years, virtually every smartwatch manufacturer has gone back to the drawing board at least once. Some, like…

Inside the creation of the Microsoft Surface Book



No one saw it coming: The Surface Book, history’s first Microsoft laptop (or notebook, if you prefer). And has there ever been a more apt setting for a special delivery than the giant and largely defunct Post Office building in Midtown Manhattan in New York City?

Microsoft’s new head of Windows devices, Panos Panay, was positively gleeful on Tuesday when he introduced the magnesium laptop with an unusual hinge, and he thoroughly enjoyed punking the audience into believing that it was a…

Fox News says Australia has ‘no freedom’ because it has gun control



Tucker Carlson, a host on American news broadcaster Fox News, has had some harsh words for Australia regarding its gun control. Carlson said Australia has “no freedom” and described the idea of taking guns away from law-abiding citizens as “insane and childish.”

Australia introduced strict gun control after a horrific mass-shooting in Tasmania in 1996. The introduction of the legislation has seen a steep decline in gun-related violence and suicides, and there has been only one mass…

In world first, Australian city regulates UberX before Uber launch



Canberra will be the first city in Australia to introduce regulation for UberX, officially making the service and other ridesharing services legal.

The capital city of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will see safety-based ridesharing regulations come into place starting Oct. 30 as Uber is introduced to the market, with more permanent legislation in the following months. The move will make Canberra the first capital city in the world to introduce regulation before Uber has even entered…

WDBJ7 news team mourns fallen colleagues while staying with the story



WDBJ7 morning anchor Kimberly McBroom, paused for just a moment during a live broadcast this morning, shocked by what she had just seen.

A live shot with reporter Alison Parker interviewing a local official was interrupted by gunfire and screaming. With the camera on her at the anchor desk back in the studio, McBroom gathered herself almost immediately.

“OK, not sure what happened there. We will, of course, let you know as soon as we find out what those sounds were from,” she said, and then…