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Review Raises Troubling Question About Marijuana's Safety, Effectiveness

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 4:09am

A report finds mixed results when it comes to how well medical marijuana works to calm pain and control symptoms. And an editorial says states legalizing pot for medical use may be jumping the gun.

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Calif. Health Officials Aid People Facing Astronomic Drug Bills

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 4:09am

Specialty medicines have forced some to choose between treatment and paying rent. California will put a lid on the amount anyone enrolled in most Obamacare plans can be charged for high-end medicine.

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Narrative Change Makes White Supremacy Groups More Dangerous, Expert Says

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 4:09am

The suspected S.C. gunman's embrace of the confederate flag led police to think he'd aligned with white supremacists. David Greene talks to Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty law Center.

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Bulgaria Steps Up Efforts Against Drug Trafficking Across Its Borders

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 4:05am

Bulgaria has long been a drug trafficking hub. As recently as the the 1990s, the government looked the other way. Now an EU member, it's working to stop the flow of Afghan heroin into Europe.

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The Quieter Sports Season, And Why Tennis Needs Caddies

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 4:03am

Summer is finally here and commentator Frank Deford rounds up some of the sights and (softer) sounds of the season. And he says it's time for a new job on the courts of Wimbledon.

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A Thorn For Russia, Georgia's Ex-President Pops Up In Ukraine

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 2:42am

As president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili boldly took on much larger Russia in a 2008. He promptly lost. Now he's a governor in another country, Ukraine, which is also doing battle with Russia.

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New Documentary Finds Nina Simone 'In Between The Black And White Keys'

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 1:03am

Simone's recordings still loom larger than the rest of her story. A new film about her life asks the question, What Happened, Miss Simone?

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