Medical marijuana advocates packed a state capitol hearing on Thursday, blasting a bill that would regulate dispensaries. Many say any regulation of the drug is bad and would hurt patients. Lawmakers on the house judiciary committee also had concerns with the 48-page measure, which they delayed voting on. Bente Birkeland has more from the state house.

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January 29, 2015 | NPR · Snapchat says social media likes and shares aren’t what makes a story important. The ephemeral messaging app has rolled out Discover, featuring multimedia articles from major news brands.
 

January 29, 2015 | NPR · Melissa Block talks to Carl Krawitt, whose son Rhett is in remission from leukemia but still cannot be vaccinated for measles. Rhett attends school in Marin County Calif., where nearly seven percent of students are not vaccinated. Mr. Krawitt has asked the local superintendent of schools to “require immunization as a condition of attendance.”
 

January 29, 2015 | NPR · Guantanamo Bay is home to the United States’ oldest overseas base. Melissa Block talks to Vanderbilt History Professor Paul Kramer.
 

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January 29, 2015 | NPR · The Icehotel in Sweden, built in winter and vanishing in spring, is the original hotel carved from snow and ice bricks. It’s also an art project; sculptors compete for the chance to carve out rooms.
 

January 29, 2015 | NPR · Rachel Cusk’s novel centers on a writer and mother recovering from divorce who teaches a summer course in Athens, Greece. The narrator has 10 conversations filled with holes, lies and self-deceptions.
 

January 29, 2015 | NPR · Rep. John Lewis continues his graphic memoir series about the civil rights movement in March: Book Two. He isn’t afraid to humble the famous and focus on those whom history often overlooks.
 

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Mountain Stage
January 29, 2015 | NPR · The band draws on the rich traditions of American folk music while still sounding modern.
 

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January 29, 2015 | NPR · January’s roundup features music from Panda Bear, Father John Misty, Waxahatchee and more.
 

Denny Renshaw
January 29, 2015 | NPR · This week in our Throwback Thursday we share a favorite memory: the day we first heard Sufjan Stevens.
 

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