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Alaska is about to become the first state to have pot cafes where people can buy and consume marijuana. The state's marijuana control board recently approved on-site consumption at retail stores.

Follow your dreams — that's what so many parents tell their kids. But at what cost? We caught up with two students who chose very different paths to study the arts in New York City.

U.S. drivers are becoming accustomed to lower prices at the pump, and sales of bigger cars are rising. But if people start driving more because they can afford it, will it hurt environmental efforts?

College student Austin Martin has created a website that uses rap lyrics to teach vocabulary to middle and high school students.

The Food Network host and celebrity chef has a vendetta against single-use kitchen gadgets. This year, he takes aim at meat claws, the egg cuber and the Rollie Eggmaster.

Same Christmas dinner as last year? You're doing it wrong. In 17th-century Britain, Christmas dinner was a lavish, experimental, 12-day drunken affair. Think Mardi Gras with snow.

The country has been dismantling parts of its nuclear program more quickly than many expected. When international inspectors confirm Iran has met its obligations, many sanctions will be lifted.

For some American Muslims, Christmas is a day to read the Quran's passages about the birth of Jesus — he's a prophet in Islam, too. For others, it's a day to trim the tree, or just relax.

Ham is the most popular family gift at Christmastime in Spain. And some Spaniards are feeling defiant after the World Health Organization's warning that processed meats are linked to cancer.

Long-haul truck drivers are protesting new road fees they say will hurt their business. The drivers are part of the blue-collar workforce that normally gives President Putin his strongest support.

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