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Making The Switch: An American Woman's Journey To Islam

Karen Danielson was raised Catholic, but she became a Muslim when she was 19. The conversion came with some difficult personal decisions, but she stresses the shift was spiritual, rather than cultural.

Now Legal, Washington State Ponders Regulating Pot

Now that Washington state has approved recreational marijuana, the state must decide how to regulate its use. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with Mark Kleiman of UCLA about how Washington state can implement the new laws.

A Year Later, Few Residents Have Rebuilt After Colorado Fire

Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of the High Park fire northwest of Fort Collins, Colo. The blaze consumed 259 homes in the rural area, but due to insurance woes, money and time, so far only ten households have finished rebuilding a year later.

New Jersey Neighborhood Finds Ways to Live With Cicadas

A symphony of cicadas has been moving up the East Coast. In Summit, N.J., as in other communities, residents find their own ways of living alongside the transient creatures.

Construction Worker In Custody For Phila. Building Collapse

Sean Benschop turned himself in Saturday, a day after police issued a warrant for his arrest. He faces charges in connection to the incident Wednesday that killed six people and injured more than a dozen.

Questions Remain After Shooting In Santa Monica

Weekend Edition Saturday Scott Simon talks with NPR's Sam Sanders about Friday's shootings in Santa Monica, Calif. A gunman killed four people, before he was shot by police at Santa Monica College.