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Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Chalk Up Another Possible Clinical Benefit for Marijuana

Did marijuana just add to its growing list of diseases and disorders that it could potentially treat? You be the judge.<p>The odds have been plainly …

Cannabis

Frances Bean Cobain Speaks Publicly About Kurt Cobain for First Time

The visual artist also admits “I don’t really like Nirvana that much.”<p>Ahead of <i>Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck</i>’s theatrical premiere on April 10, Cobain’s 22-year-old daughter, <b>Frances Bean Cobain</b>, a visual artist who executive-produced the <b>Brett Morgen</b>–directed documentary, has spoken publicly about her …

Which is worse, booze or pot? A doctor weighs in

Worrying about teen drinking and drug use has kept many a parent up at night. With marijuana becoming increasingly available and legal in some parts …

Vanilla Ice released from Florida jail after being charged with burglary, theft

Vanilla Ice has been released from custody in Florida after being arrested and charged with breaking into and stealing from an abandoned home.<p>Police in Lantana say the recording artist and home-improvement-show host had been renovating a home next to the victim's. They said some of the stolen items …

Oklahoma AP history class under fire for omitting 'American exceptionalism'

An Oklahoma lawmaker is pushing a bill that calls for the state to ban Advanced Placement history classes in the state's public schools because -- among other issues — he claims the courses omit "American exceptionalism."<p>House Bill 1380 — which would ban funding Advanced Placement history courses — …

Report: Iran to resume nuclear talks with U.S. on Friday

<b>(CNN) —</b> Talks between the United States and Iran on the Tehran's nuclear program will resume in Geneva on Friday, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said.<p>A final outcome to what has been monthslong series of negotiations is expected to have a lasting effect on Iran's relations with the …

A Mardi Gras Party in New Orleans

Why Eddie Murphy refused to play Bill Cosby on 'SNL' special

<b>(CNN) —</b> Remember that awkward Eddie Murphy moment during the "Saturday Night Live" 40th anniversary special on Sunday?<p>According to Norm Macdonald, Murphy's return after 30 years to the show that made him famous was supposed to be so much more.<p>In a series of tweets Wednesday, Macdonald explained …

Comedy

Walmart ups pay well above minimum wage

Walmart, the frequent focus of advocates for low-wage workers, is giving its lowest-paid workers a raise.<p>The company said 500,000 full-time and part-time associates, more than a third of its work force at Walmart (WMT) U.S. stores and Sam's Clubs, will receive pay raises in April to at least $9 an …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

In These New Comics, Getting Your Wish Isn't Always Great

At heart, mainstream superhero comics are about adolescent wish-fulfillment, "a power fantasy for people who feel powerless," as <i>Astro City</i> author Kurt Busiek once put it. Heroes like the ones in Busiek's comics overcome obstacles and break down barriers. They revel in great power and deal with …