Cannabis Flowers Are Legal in Italy. You Just Can’t Eat or Smoke Them.

A greenhouse at Canapa Mundi, a three-day trade fair in Rome hat showcased hemp-based products in February. Nadia Shira Cohen for The New York Times ROME — For the past year, small jars of cannabis flowers have been flying off the shelves of Italian specialty shops: a phenomenon that’s described as a “green gold rush.” …

Nonfiction: A Brand-New Version of Our Origin Story

Chris Gash WHO WE ARE AND HOW WE GOT HEREAncient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past By David Reich 336 pp. Pantheon Books. $28.95 For over a decade, National Geographic’s Genographic Project has been collecting saliva samples from willing participants, analyzing small pieces of their mother’s and father’s DNA (so-called mitochondrial DNA …

Venture Capitalists Seek ‘Safe Harbor’ for Virtual Currencies

A virtual currency mining site in Gondo, Switzerland. Some large virtual currencies are distributed on a daily basis to computers helping to maintain the network, while some are created through so-called initial coin offerings. Fabrice Coffrini/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images SAN FRANCISCO — Venture capitalists and entrepreneurs have been lobbying federal regulators to protect at …

What #MeToo Means to Teenagers

Participants at a Day One art workshop explored how relationships are portrayed in the media. Ken Paprocki When the #MeToo movement exploded on social media in October, the reaction among Maddy Eichenberg’s female-identifying friends at school was, “Yeah, this is pretty much our reality.” “It’s just something high school girls know they have to deal …

Mitt Romney Fails to Bypass Utah Primary for U.S. Senate

Mitt Romney, who is running for a United States Senate seat in Utah, failed to secure the Republican nomination at the party’s convention on Saturday. He will compete against State Representative Mike Kennedy in a June primary. Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune, via Associated Press WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Mitt Romney was forced on …

Neo-Nazi Rally Draws About Two Dozen People and Upends a Small Georgia City

Supporters of the National Socialist Movement, one of the larger neo-Nazi groups in the United States, held a rally in Newnan, Ga., on Saturday. Spencer Platt/Getty Images A neo-Nazi rally outside of Atlanta on Saturday drew only a few participants and did not last very long. But the event still upended Newnan, Ga., a city …

After Sylvester Stallone Call, Trump Considers ‘Full Pardon’ of Long-Dead Boxer

President Trump on Thursday in West Palm Beach, Fla. “Sylvester Stallone called me with the story of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson,” the president said on Saturday. Tom Brenner/The New York Times WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — As four former presidents and the current first lady traveled to the funeral of Barbara Bush in Texas, …