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In Colorado, legal marijuana is attracting new and possibly naïve users and creating risks that some don't bargain for. The public health system's desire to protect people may be well-intentioned, but regulation and efforts to track the health effects have a ways to go.

Marshall Allen
This week's updates to Google's terms of service spotlight the degree to which it considers anything you upload to any of its various services – YouTube, Google plus, etc. – to be fair game.Gloria Goodale
A day after Boston marked the anniversary of the marathon bombings, Dzokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers were in court fighting the restrictions under which he is being held, arguing they hinder their work.Elizabeth Barber
Job training is an important component of getting Americans back to work and the economy humming again. President Obama and Republicans offered dueling messages Wednesday.Mark Trumbull
The global economy is becoming so intertwined with the Internet, and the Internet has so many interlinked vulnerabilities, that one failure could cascade into a crash, a new study suggests.Mark Clayton
By attaching photoswitching molecules called azobenzene to a template of carbon nanotubes, scientists have designed a 'solar thermal fuel' that can release heat on demand,Sudeshna Chowdhury
GM will ask a bankruptcy judge to protect it from many of the lawsuits related to the faulty ignition switch behind a massive recall. And it wants all lawsuits delayed until the ruling is made.Mark Guarino
The SAFE Act, passed in New York last year, had an April 15 deadline for owners of assault-style weapons to register their guns with the state. Some 1 million residents have refused to abide.Patrik Jonsson
Talks on Ukraine start tomorrow in Geneva. The US and EU have cited Russian agitation as the source of the unrest, but Moscow says the West has misjudged matters from the start.Fred Weir
In Obama's coming visit to Japan, and Biden's to Ukraine, the US can counter the territorial aggression of Russia and China by affirming the power of alliances based on universal ideals.the Monitor's Editorial Board

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