Originally published on Wed December 11, 2013 2:15 pm
There were a few snickers when a Colorado state judge ruled that a baker has to produce wedding cakes for gay couples even though he opposes same-sex marriage on religious grounds.
A cake? What's the big deal?
But the decision, handed down late last week, is just the latest slice in a debate that has gone front burner with gay marriage now legalized in 16 states, and counting.
Can individual businesspeople like Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver be compelled to provide wedding (or commitment ceremony) goods and services to gay couples?
Originally published on Wed December 11, 2013 10:27 am
Yoga clothier Lululemon began the year with an embarrassing problem — pants that allowed way too much of women's bottoms to be seen through their sheer fabric.
Originally published on Wed December 11, 2013 1:53 pm
This story was updated at 12:59 p.m. ET
The U.S. government has suspended all non-lethal aid to the Western-backed military wing of the Syrian opposition.
The suspension, which was announced Wednesday, began on the weekend after Islamist rebel groups seized control of warehouses containing communications equipment and other aid items.
NPR's Deborah Amos, who is in Beirut, filed this story for our Newscast unit:
Originally published on Thu December 12, 2013 6:16 am
Resolved: That blocks are the best toys ever.
Originally published on Wed December 11, 2013 10:00 am
Lately, robots have been taking over all kinds of jobs that humans used to do on the farm — from thinning lettuce to harvesting spinach.