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  • 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

  • mfp waseca 1 Police say Minn. teen planned to kill family, bomb school

    A 17-year old student is accused of organizing an elaborate plot to murder his family and attack his school sometime in the next two weeks in an effort to kill as many students as he could, according to police.

    May 2, 2014 2 Photos

  • r-TACO-BELL-1-CRAVINGS-large570.jpg Taco Bell should put even more filler in its beef

    In 2011, an Alabama law firm filed a lawsuit against Taco Bell, claiming that the "seasoned beef" in its tacos and burritos was only 35 percent beef. The fast-food chain fired back by stating that the meat product was actually 88 percent beef - and this week, Taco Bell has gone on the offensive by explaining in great detail what the ingredients in that other 12 percent actually are.

    May 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Screen Shot 2014-04-30 at 10.55.36 AM.png VIDEO: Oklahoma inmate dies after botched execution

    Oklahoma Corrections officials are facing new questions about their execution procedures after an inmate suffered distress and died of an apparent heart attack during his lethal injection on Tuesday.

    April 30, 2014 1 Photo