Pope Francisannounced his total opposition to drug legalization, or even decriminalization of marijuana. "Drug addiction is an evil, and with evil there can be no yielding or compromise," he said.
- IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified before a House committee that the loss of emails belonging to embattled tax collector Lois Lerner was purely accidental, owing to a computer crash. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Ohio) said, "I don't believe it."
- Some 400 drones have fallen from the sky and crashed into buildings and homes since 2001, according to a year-long investigation by The Washington Post.
- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) scrutinized former Vice President Dick Cheney for his continued support of the Iraq War. In a forthcoming Meet the Press interview, Paul criticizes the arguments of pro-war Republicans and says the American people are right to question their assertions.
- The Internet is buzzing about Jeremy Meeks, a recently re-arrested felon whose good looks have made his mugshot extremely popular on Facebook and social media.
Jonathan Vanderhagen believes a judge doomed his son to an early death. The judge says Vanderhagen's Facebook posts were intimidating.
Conservatives deploy state power to go after speech they don't like.
Many arms of government are unpopular with large swathes of the American population.
Navy Confirms Authenticity of UFO Videos Published by Blink-182 Frontman's Extraterrestrial Research Organization
The videos show a U.S. military jet's encounter with what appears to be a fast-moving, unidentified object.
The U.S. incarcerates people for petty crimes at an alarming rate.