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Virginia Health Inspector Quits Amid Complaints About Deeds Probe

Citing interference, Virginia's lead mental health inspector quits amid complaints about official meddling in the probe of events which preceded the attack on Sen. Creigh Deeds by his son.

In a resignation letter to Gov. Terry McAuliffe, G. Douglas Bevelacqua wrote if he "were responsible for publishing the report it would have been issued weeks ago and it would have contained conclusions that were removed because they were considered speculative or too emotional."

And that revisions by his boss would "diminish the report's'' value as the state reviews the Nov. 19 attack on Sen. Creigh Deeds.

Austin "Gus'' Deeds attacked his father with a knife at their remote homestead in Bath County, leaving the elder Deeds with deep slashes on his face. His 24-year-old son then committed suicide.

Gus Deeds had been released from an expired emergency custody order 13 hours before the attack.

Inspector General Michael Morehart did not immediately respond.

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The Glimmering Sheen Of A Wide World Seen From Inside A Bubble

The teen heroine of Nicola Yoon's debut novel, Everything, Everything, has a disorder that bars her from leaving her house. Still, her world is vast, filled with writings, drawings — and new love.
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If Fish Is Brain Food, Can Fish Oil Pills Boost Brains, Too?

Research suggests eating fish regularly over a lifetime is good for the brain. But when it comes to staving off cognitive decline in seniors, fish oil supplements just don't cut it, a study finds.
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America's Tolerance For Gun Violence

There are more gun-related deaths in America than in any other industrialized nation. We discuss what makes the U.S. different and why some hold out hope that change is possible.

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China Arrests Nearly 200 Over 'Online Rumors'

The rumors ranged from a man leaping to his death in Beijing over stock losses to highly inflated death tolls in the Tianjin industrial blasts.

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