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12:38pm

Thu March 26, 2015
Shots - Health News

Critic Faults Alcoholics Anonymous For Lack Of Evidence

Originally published on Thu March 26, 2015 5:24 pm

Founded by two men in Akron, Ohio, in 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous has since spread around the world as a leading community-based method of overcoming alcohol dependence and abuse. Many people swear by the 12-step method, which has become the basis of programs to treat the abuse of drugs, gambling, eating disorders and other compulsive behaviors.

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2:37pm

Wed March 25, 2015
The Salt

Heinz And Kraft: Before They Were Food Giants, They Were Men

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 5:00 pm

Henry J. Heinz
Library of Congress

Heinz and Kraft.

When we hear those names we think ketchup and Velveeta, right?

But before they were products and companies that will merge to become a giant with $28 billion in revenue, Heinz and Kraft were men.

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2:10pm

Tue March 24, 2015
It's All Politics

Lessons In Moving Forward On Race From A 40-Year Mayor

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 9:40 am

"It's an intense job, you give it all, everyday, and I just don't want to get into another term where I say 'Gee, it would be nice to take it a little bit easier,'" Mayor Joe Riley says.
Richard Ellis Getty Images

It might not sound newsworthy that Charleston, S.C., is getting a new mayor next year. But the last time the city elected a new mayor was 40 years ago, in December 1975.

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2:23pm

Sun March 22, 2015
U.S.

Understanding Skid Row's Tensions After A Fatal Police Shooting

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 8:15 am

Many of LA's Skid Row residents live in makeshift tents.
Kelly McEvers

Skid Row, in downtown Los Angeles, has long been known for its high concentration of homeless, drug- or alcohol-addicted and mentally ill residents. They live on the streets, in boxes and tents or in subsidized one-room apartments.

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2:51pm

Sat March 21, 2015
World

After Students Went To Wage Jihad, Teacher Highlights Youth Radicalization

Originally published on Sat March 21, 2015 4:41 pm

Lamya Kaddor teaches Islamic studies in Germany. She's written a new book, Zum Toeten Bereit (Ready To Kill), about the experience of having five former students flee to Syria to join jihadist groups.
Andre Zelck Courtesy of Piper Verlag GmbH

Lamya Kaddor, a German-Syrian religious studies teacher and expert on Islam, was horrified to learn in 2013 that five of her former students had departed Germany to join jihadist groups in Syria.

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