May 6, 2013 CPRAs Colorado lawmakers debate rules regulating recreational marijuana use, one big question looms: how to charge taxes that will fund oversight of retail pot businesses. The tax requires a statewide vote. If it fails, some worry that underfunded enforcement will invite the feds to shut recreational pot down entirely.
May 6, 2013 Amanda Brand is gay. Her family is Catholic, and when she was a teenager, her parents were convinced she was only going through a phase. Recently, Amanda sat down with her mother and father in Queens, N.Y., in the same house she grew up in, to revisit her tumultuous teen years.
May 6, 2013 Which leads us to ask: Who kills bugs using their bare hands?
May 6, 2013 Beginning in 1996, Radio Diaries gave tape recorders to teenagers to create audio diaries about their lives. NPR aired intimate portraits of five of these teens. Over this past year, the same group has been recording new stories about where life has led them for Teenage Diaries Revisited.
May 6, 2013 The almost entirely plastic weapon fires .22-caliber bullets. Critics fear it will make such guns too easy to make and too hard to detect. The designers say it's already possible to make your own firearms and that they're just creating another way.
May 6, 2013 Robel Phillipos will remain under home confinement and wear a monitoring device. Phillipos is accused of lying to federal agents investigating the Boston bombings.
May 6, 2013 An Afghan captive provides the first sworn statement about what sparked a massive hunger strike at the American prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
May 6, 2013 Men still need a prescription for the diamond-shaped blue pills. But instead of going to the pharmacy in person, or taking their chances buying from an online pharmacy of unknown repute, men will be able to buy Viagra from the maker of the drug itself and have it shipped to their homes.
May 6, 2013 Facebook, which went public in May of 2012, made the list for the first time. Its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, 28, is the youngest on the list.
May 6, 2013 Created by a Dutch artist, it's floating in Victoria Harbor for the month of May. See if the same song pops into your head as popped into ours.
May 6, 2013 Courts are handing down lesser punishments to those who hide money offshore than they are to more mundane tax evaders. In many cases, sentences were shorter than what federal sentencing guidelines provide for.
May 6, 2013 The Pennsylvania Dutch didn't invent the whoopie pie and other dubious tourist fare. Instead, they developed a complex, largely unknown cuisine that reflects the pressures and possibilities of becoming American.