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Study: medical marijuana laws may reduce painkiller overdoses

States that have legalized marijuana for managing chronic pain have significantly fewer deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses each year, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Funeral service begins for Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO

The funeral of Michael Brown is underway. Hundreds lined up at the Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis early Monday morning ahead of the service.

Mississippi man invents spill proof pill dispenser

A Seminary man has invented a device that will prevent spills from pill bottles. Not only that, Toxie Williams believes it will help to save the lives of some young children.

Experts say middle, high schools should start classes later in day

Your teenager wants to sleep later and now his doctor agrees. Middle and high school students shouldn't have to start school until 8:30 in the morning or later, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

ChoreMonster app puts kids to work around the house

It's a chore for the ages, a challenge for all parents: How to motivate your child to help around the house. Like everything else these days, there's now an app for that.

VA parents turns daughter into authorities after sexting, nude pics

Dinwiddie County, VA (WTVR) -- A Dinwiddie mother got a nasty shock when she went through her daughter's cell phone and tablet. The pictures she discovered were so disturbing that she turned the girl in to sheriff's deputies.

UT Mom outraged: student served lunch from trash can

Pleasant Grove, UT (KSTU) -- A mother in Pleasant Grove is furious with staff at the city's junior high school after she said they fed her daughter lunch out of a trash can.

Man buys Portland home but finds locks changed, home occupied

Portland, OR (KPTV) -- A Washington man who recently closed on a home in Northeast Portland was shocked to find a family had recently moved in and changed the locks.

How to get paid for something you may already be doing

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- If you've ever searched online (so, pretty much everyone) this applies to you. A London-based startup called Qmee will pay you to click on links that surface in search queries.

TX charter buses flocking to CO for recreational high

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Tourists from around the world are going to Colorado to get stoned legally.

'Secret App' no longer keep secrets

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Secret is supposed to be the anonymous social network. But until this week, Secret allowed your friends to trace every one of your posts back to you.

Author explains kids, race, class in society

(CNN) -- Talking about race and class makes people uncomfortable.

Exotic salads: Who knew?

(CNN) -- There was a time in my life when I thought I knew a thing or two -- about life, about being a reasonably functional member of society, about language, about being a food editor.

Hackers new victim: 24 states, UPS stores data breached

HONG KONG (CNNMoney) -- United Parcel Service has discovered a computer breach at 51 stores, making Big Brown the latest retailer to lose customer data.

Sprint undercuts T-Mobile by $20 a month

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The price war is on in the U.S. wireless industry.