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Native Americans have some of the highest substance abuse rates compared to other ethnic groups. Alcohol and meth are the drugs of choice. Now, cartels are taking advantage of lax police enforcement.

Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the site wants to encourage a variety of views, within limits. "It's not our site's goal to be a completely free-speech platform. We want to be a safe platform," she says.

About half of the financial professionals surveyed say their competitors have behaved unethically or illegally to gain an advantage. And many say compensation and bonuses can create bad incentives.

With a victory in Ramadi, the Islamic State controls a city just 70 miles from Baghdad. Many civilians are on the move, and Iraq's armed forces are again looking weak.

As the number of religious young people declines, Hillel International is trying to build a "big tent" Judaism for secular and religious students alike. But some say that tent may not be big enough.

For 27 years, Romy Vasquez has been leading Boy Scout Troop 780 in South Central Los Angeles. Where, he says, it's easier to find a gang to join than a Boy Scout troop.

While researching sexual assaults for Cleveland's The Plain Dealer, Rachel Dissell unearthed a backlog of untested rape kits dating back to 1993. Ohio has since mandated the testing of these kits.

In every country where same-sex marriage has been legalized, it was brought about by lawmakers or the courts. On Friday, Ireland could become the first country to make it legal by the ballot box.

In one of the most remote parts of the Peruvian Amazon, researchers are in the midst of an extensive health census. The study could be key to figuring out the impact of mercury used in illegal mining.

A host of apps aim to take the guesswork out of navigating traffic. We put their accuracy to the test in a daily commute. As varied as the options are, the future of mobile GPS may be more precise.

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