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  • taylor.armerding.jpg Obama maneuver to silence debate finds followers

    President Barack Obama is good at this much: Shutting down debate with those who don't like his policies. Unfortunately this strategy is finding converts from college presidents to cable networks.

    May 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Screen Shot 2014-05-15 at 11.03.36 AM.png VIDEO: News anchor rips viewers for complaining about storm coverage

    Nancy Naeve, a news anchor at KSFY in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, castigated viewers on the air after the station fielded several complaints about its decision to cut into prime time programming to provide updates on a tornado. Her rant has gone viral.

    May 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Everything is political these days, even commencement speeches

    It's the end of the school year, which means caps and gowns, graduation parties and, lately, commencement speakers who withdraw at the last minute amid controversy.
    International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde became the latest graduation speaker to back out after student protests, telling Smith College Monday that she will not be speaking at its May 18 ceremony.

    May 14, 2014

  • Cashing in on pot market proves a pipe dream for traditional pharmacies

    Americans seeking medical marijuana for anything from pain to seizures must turn to a patchwork of small startups for help as U.S. laws keep traditional pharmacies out of a market that may exceed $6 billion by 2019.

    May 13, 2014

  • Screen shot 2014-05-12 at 5.28.39 PM.png VIDEO: New Hampshire home explodes after shooting

    Police in southern New Hampshire are investigating a shooting and subsequent explosion.

    May 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gun bans in state Capitols but not bars draw cries of hypocrisy

    South Dakota lawmaker Steve Hickey has 17 guns, a National Rifle Association card and a faith that pistol-packing residents make public places safer - except for the one where he works.

    May 9, 2014

  • Ex-warden blames prisoner for slow execution

    The former warden of Oklahoma's death chamber says Clayton Lockett was probably trying to create problems that occurred during his execution by fasting and cutting himself before the procedure.

    May 8, 2014

  • Mom doesn't want you to be thoughtful Sunday

    When selecting a gift for Mother's Day, or any other occasion, don't try to be "thoughtful." Choose the gift the recipient will like best. Don't confuse what you know with what she feels.

    May 7, 2014

  • NSA is tweeting in code

    The Internet was abuzz this week over a cryptic tweet sent by the National Security Agency's careers account, which looked like (1) a particularly bad pocket tweet, (2) the latest from Rakesh Agrawal, or (3) a coded message containing national secrets/spy instructions/something else out of the FX drama "The Americans:"

    May 6, 2014

  • Lime costs squeeze margarita makers before Cinco de Mayo

    The most expensive ingredient in the margaritas here at Adobo Grill isn't the tequila. It's the lime.

    May 5, 2014