Footage of cooling towers being demolished at Didcot power station
THREE huge cooling towers at a disused power station have been blown up using 180kg of explosives. Despite warnings to expect a dust cloud, hundreds of people gathered to watch the demolition at the Didcot A Power Station in Oxfordshire. The coal-fueled power station, which has been a fixture of the skyline since 1970, ceased generating in March 2013.
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NY Times editorial calls for a repeal of marijuana "prohibition"
The New York Times backs sending federal marijuana ban up in smoke, comparing the ban on the most widely used illicit drug to the "prohibition" on alcohol between 1920 and 1933. Nathan Frandino reports.
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