•  Springfield, Missouri plans to enlist National Guard troops (pdf) to help enforce drug prohibition.

•  An in-depth look at the financial incentives pushing New York lawmakers to oppose pot legalization.

•  Ernest Hemingway’s recipe for a good and manly hamburger.

•  ” . . . you should have said that he pulled a knife on you and shot the son of a bitch.”

•  The first exoneration of 2014 . . .

•  . . . and the first execution.

•  New “smart bowl” will sit by your door, charge all of your gadgets.

•  Life in prison for selling marijuana.

•  Alabama man sits in jail . . . for blogging.

•  And finally, some good news: Both the incidence and mortality rates of cancer continue to fall.