Marijuana infused lollipops are displayed at a dispensary in Denver in 2013. Aspen recently launched a marijuana education campaign to teach visitors how to use the drug safely. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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Getting High Safely: Aspen Launches Marijuana Education Campaign KAJX

Authorities in the Colorado city have dispersed information brochures on the do's and don'ts of marijuana use. It lists facts such as where pot is legal and how long the high takes to set in.

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People celebrate after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed bill AB60 on Oct. 3, 2013, in Los Angeles. Also known as the Safe and Responsible Driver Act, it allows undocumented immigrants to apply for state driver's licenses. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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California DMV Prepares For Undocumented Residents Applying For Licenses

The state is expecting 1.6 million undocumented immigrants to apply for driver's licenses when a new law takes effect Jan. 1. The DMV is adding 800 employees to help handle the influx.

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A Decade After Tsunami, Asia's Shattered Coasts Are On The Mend

On Dec. 26, 2004, a massive earthquake in the ocean east of the Indonesian island of Sumatra triggered waves that killed 230,000 people in 11 countries.

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What Would Jesus Drink? A Class Exploring Ancient Wines Asks WGBH

The details of wine and winemaking practices in biblical times are debated among experts. But we do know that vino in Christ's day was very different from what we imbibe today.

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Economy Weathers A Bad Winter And Other Storms To Finish 2014 Strong

Early in 2014, the economy was floored by the polar vortex — plus, businesses and consumers were dazed by a government shutdown and debt limit fight. But it rebounded, and analysts are optimistic.

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