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.