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After His Brother's Suicide, Writer Seeks Comfort In 'All The Wrong Places'
In his new memoir, Philip Connors writes about "living in the shadow of a suicide." Wracked by guilt and haunted by "what ifs," Connors investigated his brother's death and learned a terrible secret.
Army Corps Project Pits Farmland Against Flood Threat
A levee project would cordon off lucrative farmland along the Mississippi River in southeast Missouri. But small towns in Illinois say that puts them at risk of flooding while protecting rich farmers.
'Weird' Fern Shows The Power Of Interspecies Sex
Two species of fern that diverged 60 million years ago are as evolutionarily distant as, say, elephants and manatees. Nonetheless, the two species recently produced a hybrid, say astounded botanists.
Pacific Northwest Businesses Hurt By West Coast Ports Disruption
Work has resumed at West Coast ports after nearly nine months of slow downs and work stoppages. Despite last week's tentative labor agreement, it could take months to get things back to normal.
Supreme Court To Hear Abercrombie's Religious Headscarf Case
On one side of the case is the retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, and on the other, a 17-year-old job applicant who was highly rated for hiring but then discarded because she wore a Muslim headscarf.
Angry Tweets Predict Patterns Of Heart Disease, Researchers Say
Can tweets be analyzed to predict heart disease? New research suggests the answer is yes.
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