Spain is suffering its first general strike in eight years. According to the Wall Street Journal, "Much of Spanish industry ground to a halt, the capital's commuter trains and bus services slowed and small flashpoints of violence broke out in the early hours" as unions mount a challenge to the austerity plans and labor market overhaul that Prime Minister Zapatero instituted in order to stave off a financial crisis.
Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.