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Chicago And A Pair Of Counties Bring Lawsuit Against OxyContin Makers
Two California counties and the city of Chicago, hard hit by OxyContin addiction, are suing the drug's manufacturers. Reporter Emily Green says they're charging that the drug-makers have contributed to an epidemic of prescription drug abuse.
In War's Looming Shadow, Gazans Hope Peace Will Hold
For more on the Palestinian reaction to recent tensions with Israel, Robert Siegel speaks with Mkhaimer Abu Sada, a political science professor at Al-Azhar University in Gaza City.
A Scottish Yarn: A Knit In Time Saves The Fabric Of Shetland Life
In the remote cluster of rocks in the North Sea, knitting is a deeply ingrained tradition that stretches back for centuries — and persists despite the money that oil and gas have brought to Shetland.
Sci-Fi Kid Flick 'Earth To Echo' Broadens The 'E.T.' Formula
First-time feature filmmaker Dave Green sets his movie apart from Steven Spielberg's classic with found footage, an African-American protagonist and a more central female co-conspirator.
Florida County Goes To Court Over 'Acid Fracking' Near Everglades
Acid has long been used in oil drilling in Florida, but Collier County officials say the state has been lax in its oversight of a new process that involves injecting acid underground under pressure.
Learning How To Be A Man, From Mom
Derek Williams' dad was around when he was growing up, but it was his mom, he says, who taught him what it takes to be a good man. When she died in 2009, he had to learn from both parents' examples.
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