House Republicans are determined to keep D.C. residents going to jail for minor pot offenses, voting Wednesday to block funding for a new district decriminalization law. A spokesman for D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said the city would proceed with implementing the law anyway.
- A federal appeals court ruled 2-1 against Utah's same-sex marriage ban, moving the battle a step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Americans' newfound love for super hoppy IPAs is leading to a serious hops shortage that's driving up prices and worrying craft brewers.
- Reefer madness is declining globally, according to a new report from the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime. Cannabis use in the U.S., however, is reaching a new high.
- Google has begun removing results from its search engine as required under Europe's new "right to be forgotten" law.
- The Iranian government's baby fever may lead to a ban on abortions and all forms of sterilization, including vasectomies and tubectomies.
- The Republican National Committee has narrowed down its 2016 convention choices to Cleveland and Dallas.