New rules for medical marijuana go into effect today. Although some marijuana dispensaries will likely have to close down, others in the industry are relieved that the “Wild West” days are over. Daniel Costello reports.

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February 19, 2017 | NPR · “I don’t have any issues with the press myself,” the Secretary of Defense said during an interview while traveling in the United Arab Emirates.
 

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February 19, 2017 | NPR · Mark Zuckerberg has announced a plan to make Facebook the only primary platform people use to connect to others virtually. But he fails to discuss the responsibilities that come with that power.
 

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February 19, 2017 | NPR · In a speech Saturday, President Trump listed Sweden among countries that have suffered terrorist attacks, pointing to an incident Friday. Only problem is, Swedes had no idea what he was talking about.
 

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February 19, 2017 | WBUR · Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering “radical empathy” and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts hear from a woman who is considering having a second child, but is hesitant.
 

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February 19, 2017 | NPR · The country’s military dictatorship ended decades ago, but author Mariana Enriquez says there’s still “a ghostly quality to everyday life” there.
 

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February 19, 2017 | NPR · O’Connell earned nominations for work on Top Gun, Transformers, Armageddon and many more. Losing streaks are never fun, but O’Connell seems at peace. “It hasn’t been the right time for me,” he says.
 

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February 19, 2017 | NPR · NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to singer-songwriter Pegi Young about her new album, Raw, about her divorce from Neil Young. She calls it the “soundtrack to the seven stages of grief.”
 

February 19, 2017 | NPR · It’s Black History Month, and NPR’s Alt.Latino team shares some gems of Afro-Latin music, ranging from Panamanian inspired hip-hop beats to Brazilian percussion.
 

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February 18, 2017 | NPR · The revered drummer, who suffered from bladder cancer in the past, popularized the breakbeat and became one of the most sampled musicians ever.
 

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